Find Local Treatment Options
Call 800-481-6320 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

5 Things to Do Before Going to Drug Rehab

The decisions you make in life will always have an impact on what happens next and when you decide to change your life for the better, you want to make the most out of those changes.

rehab prep

Before going to rehab it is good to get your affairs in order and talk with your loved ones.

Whether you have chosen the drug rehab for where you plan to go or not, there are some things you can do, that will help you prepare for the journey and benefit your recovery efforts while you are there.

1. Take Care of Yourself

Get as much rest, hydration, and nutrition as possible before going to drug rehab as these are foremost elements in any detox program. Withdrawal symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and excessive sweating can cause dehydration and drain the body of necessary nutrients to remain stable.

The sooner you take advantage of these elemental issues, the more likely you will, not only, lessen the severity of withdrawals, but, also decrease their durations.

2. Prepare Yourself Mentally

This is a big step, and although you know it is the right thing to do, you will be walking a tight rope until you get there (and after). Don’t waver and don’t fear. Focus on the positive aspects, begin making your future goals, write things down that you want to accomplish.

Remember, just by making this decision, you are one of the lucky ones. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in 2013, “Among the 22.7 million individuals 12 or older who needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem, an estimated 2.5 million received treatment at a specialty facility for an illicit drug or alcohol problem.”

3. Prepare Yourself for the Journey

You may have affairs to put in order if you plan to go for an extended drug rehab and this where asking for help can be most beneficial. Get rid of all paraphernalia and reminders of use, delete contact information for dealers, and pack only those things that are allowed by the center and absolutely necessary for you to take.

4. Don’t Binge

Many people who enroll in a drug rehab want to make one more valiant effort to get high and some people risk overdose by binging on their drug of choice. Overindulgence can also lead to more withdrawal severities and complications because compromised health and the existence of more drugs to have to detox from.

5. Don’t Rush Your Withdrawals

Detox programs are there to help you withdraw more safely and effectively. Don’t risk health complications or your endurance ability by trying to detox alone. It is important that program administrators know your levels of dependence to help you gain the most positive and effective outcomes from your treatment plans.

More Rehab Centers Resources

How Long Do Free Rehab Facilities Allow You to Stay?

addiction treatment for free

Free rehab facilities can be found all over the country, and patients who would otherwise not be able to afford inpatient rehab (or even outpatient rehab) can benefit from this treatment. There are also many facilities which do not offer completely free treatment but allow patients to pay either on a sliding scale or a….

Continue reading

Tips for Finding Local Detox Centers

local drug treatment

Recognizing that there is an addiction present is the first and most important step to reclaiming life. A close second would be willingness or eagerness to seek help for said addiction. With those two important paces taken, the next logical thing to do would be to find a local detox center that can provide immediate….

Continue reading

What Heroin Addiction Rehab is Really Like

Heroin addiction rehab can help you overcome your addiction!

Heroin is one of the most destructive addictions in the whole world, destroying lives and sometimes taking out everything in its path. Heroin addiction treatment is estimated to be one of the most difficult types of addiction treatment to provide and heroin rehab can become a lifelong process for the recovering addict. Faced with a….

Continue reading

How Rehab Centers Treat Women with Dual Diagnosis

There are a lot of terms that are used to reference the situation of having both a substance use disorder and a mental illness. Sometimes it is called dual diagnosis. Other times, it may be comorbid or co-occurring disorders. Dual diagnosis can happen in any combination and number, but there are patterns among specific groups…..

Continue reading

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Effects and the Need for Treatment

Traumatic experiences trigger protective responses throughout the body, causing a surge of chemicals to flood the brain. Depending on a person’s physiological make-up, these effects can have a lasting impression on his or her mental and emotional well-being. Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD develops out of these conditions. According to the University of Colorado at….

Continue reading

How Going to Rehab Will Affect Your Family and Friends

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is a chronic disease that goes untreated far too often. When people suffering from this disease decide to get help, they have a number of decisions to make, and consequences to consider. One of the best treatment options for addiction and substance abuse is rehab. However,….

Continue reading

Teen Centered Rehab Centers

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, many children begin to use drugs as early as the age of 12. Most of these children try drugs once or twice and then leave them alone. Unfortunately, as teen experimentation continues to increase the need for teen centered rehab centers also increases. There are several types….

Continue reading

Are Free Inpatient Rehab Centers Too Good to Be True?

rehab for drugs

Free inpatient rehab centers actually do exist. Though these facilities are not as common as paid inpatient facilities, they can be found and patients in need are able to receive 24-hour care in a controlled environment which can significantly help their chances of making a successful recovery from addiction. How Many Facilities are Free? According….

Continue reading

Tips For Coping With Traumatic Events Without Relapsing

Relapses are unfortunately a large part of addiction and may happen despite our best efforts. They can sneak up on you, and determining if an event is going to trigger a relapse can be a daunting task. Experiencing a traumatic event can often be one of the biggest ways a person can relapse back into….

Continue reading

Still can't find the help you are looking for?Get Started Now
Accepted Insurances / View the full list
For inquiries call800-481-6320

Accepted Insurances Does My Insurance
Cover This?

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares
Share This