You’ve made the decision to seek professional help, maybe you even picked up the phone and called Treatment Helpline to speak with one of our caring advisors about the treatment options that are available to you—now what? What happens after you make that call for help?
We understand that you may be anxious, nervous or downright apprehensive to follow through after making that courageous call for help. Coming to treatment, especially if it’s your first time, can be scary. If you’ve already been through treatment, you likely have at least some understanding of what to expect in treatment, but there’s still a chance that you’re apprehensive and wondering what will happen THIS time. It’s perfectly natural to have some level of fear for the unknown.
We want you to know that you’ll be safe, comfortable and in control of your recovery once you enter treatment, but probably the best way to ensure you feel in control is by answering the many questions that you have in regards to what you can expect after you call for help.
What is Rehab like?
Treatment is different for each individual and at each center, but the general tools and overall supportive atmosphere can be very similar from one program to the next. When you enter rehab the goal is to recover—but how will you achieve this goal?
- Through supportive care that comes from trained counselors, therapists, and medical professionals.
- Through learning and educational activities that help you to better understand your addiction and how to reach recovery.
- Through personal time that allows for reflection and self-heling through active treatment assignments and reading.
- Through emotional, psychological, medical and spiritual healing that comes from various recreational activities, exercises and relaxation.
We want you to know that you’re not alone in this fight against addiction. So many people, just like you, are struggling with addiction RIGHT NOW, have struggled with addiction in the PAST, and, unfortunately, may face addiction in the FUTURE. Getting help is a life changing decision—you won’t be disappointed.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Treatment programs are not generally defined by a set number of days or weeks that will help every individual. This is because individual needs vary from one person to the next and what works for you may not be exactly what works for someone else. The length of time that you spend in treatment may range from 30-days to a year or more.
Generally treatment programs provide 90-days of care for optimal recovery as this is the general amount of time required to change habits and learn new behaviors. We encourage you to work closely with your treatment provider and to choose a treatment program that will openly adjust your level of care as needed during your recovery.
Call our helpline at 800-836-4134 Who Answers? for assistance in choosing a facility that will provide you with specially tailored treatment to meet your needs.