Prepare for Rehab before-rehab

Notes On Getting A Schedule For Curing An Addiction


To get ready for rehabilitation there are a number of things you can do so that when you arrive at the centre you know you can concentrate only on getting familiar with the skills that you will require to remain clean. First step is to ensure that you are fully determined that you want to join an addiction treatment in one treatment centre. Then, you have to prepare anything you may need during rehab.

Typically, you will experience a lot of mental pressure deferring some very important obligatory duties like taking care of their family, your job and a host of others when you are undergoing treatment. Nevertheless, issues of the magnitude and type can be solved by planning your rehabilitation before schedule.


You have been doing good by deciding to get help and join a treatment. While getting ready, you need to prepare the supportive place where after getting back you will be able to apply skills and knowledge acquired during your treatment in a rehab centre.


Things To Remember While Preparing For Rehab

Here we give you some useful tips that you can do to prepare yourself both mentally and physically for your time in rehab.


When you follow steps to get ready for rehabilitation, your mind is set at ease and you can keep concentrated on looking after your sobriety while recovering.


Ensure You Have Only The Basics

You might want to pack everything that makes you think of home, but pack only the things that you will truly use so that you stick to your rehabilitation facility's list of authorised items.

If you adhere to the rules, it gives you more focus and control from any outside diversions that will disrupt your balance. You should focus on yourself during rehab and think about what is best for your recovery and wellbeing, so it is better to leave these "extras" for a while; they will still be there when you are home.


Take Care Of Work And Family Obligations

It is probably a dreadful thought to tell your employer regarding your leave to get a treatment, but if they truly respect and appreciate you, they will understand. Good employer would want the best of your being. It is advised to tell your employer as soon as you can.

Based on Family and Medical Leave act, you have 12 weeks of medical leave. Do not worry of losing your job because you have the right.


if you take care to children, elderly parents, or even pets, you need to find a way to ensure that they are being taken care of while you are in rehabilitation. Request your friends or family members to take care of your parents or children, or find other opportunities of external assistance. With the knowledge that your loved ones are in safe hands, you can relax properly.


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Take Care Of Any Fiscal Or Law Related Issues

Any debt owed for services used should be paid by any available means or better still get a trusted friend or family to make sure the said debts are cleared out. When you are all set to confront your life after your stay in rehabilitation, you certainly do not want to have to face any financial worries.

Ensure that the court knows (through your attorney or your correspondence) that you will be going to a rehabilitation centre and might not be in contact, if applicable. Getting an authorized document to that effect would be a better approach than just a getting a spoken affirmation.


Take Pleasure From Communication With Your Loved Ones

It is not uncommon to be alarmed about the number of things that needs to be completed before the remedial program. But it's vital to spend some time with encouraging friends and relatives before leaving for rehab. family and friends will be the most influential to your spirit. They will encourage you to be strong during rehab and make you more inspired.

You need to take an initiation to contact them and let them know how you feel about them and how much you are grateful for their presence in their life. Tell them the truth about your addiction, the reason behind your signing up for a remedial program and the effect the program will have on you on completion. This will keep you in check ensuring you are always on guard against slipping into drug use again.


Put Something Down In Writing

Introspect yourself and occupy your mind through optimistic thoughts. You can compose a letter to yourself or a friend or family member. This piece you intend writing could be about anything you can think of such as your desires of the remedial program or the your aspirations on completing the program. It may just consist of your description - how you understand your circumstances.

Also, you are recommended to keep a diary where you could register your everyday feelings and to note how you overcome difficulties during the time before entering a rehabilitation centre - whether it's harder or not for you.

If you experience difficulties with starting your journal, here you can find a few simple clues to help you.

  • My favourite way to spend the day is '
  • The one thing I would tell my teenage self'
  • Two moments in my life I will always remember are' (use a lot of detail to describe these moments and focus on why are they so memorable)

Set Aside Opportunity To Relax

When you decided to go to recovery, you have found a extraordinary way to deal with yourself, it is always good to plan ahead of your recovery?

Consider doing what is relaxing for you. Maybe it's taking a little hike in your neighbourhood? Do you like taking a bath? Or better still seeing a movie you are endeared to? Do things that will give you peace in mind and make you relaxed. After being relaxed, you will feel more eager and excited about getting to your new life. Don't get anxious about going to recovery. Calm down and permit your mind to relax before the journey to the rehab


Start Preparing For Rehab Today

The decision to undergo treatment for drug or alcohol addiction is so vital that it will greatly change your and your beloved one's' future lives. Realize that you have chosen this treatment to relieve yourself from your addiction and carry on with a more full life. Prepare yourself for rehab to get the most of it. Being prepared helps you to go through it with full determination and come out with the best results possible.

Do you or a loved one require assistance in getting ready for rehabilitation? When you call us on 0800 246 1509 we will be here to help you.