You and your health should be a main priority in your life. So it might be time to go to rehab. Click here to learn how to prepare yourself before you go.

In the United States alone, there are over 24 million people struggling with drug addiction.

Of that, only 2.9 million seek help from a rehabilitation facility. That is a staggering disparity, and one of the reasons addiction can be so hard to kick.

People may think that they can overcome it alone, but for the majority of individuals, that approach can be very dangerous.

A rehab facility can be the best option to separate you from your triggers and to truly get to the bottom of the mental illness that is an addiction.

As well, it does not have to be a difficult ordeal to go to rehab, no matter what your life situation is.

Read on to learn how you can prepare to attend an inpatient rehab facility, and start a new chapter in your life.

How to Prepare to Go to a Rehab

All and all, going to rehab can be a big life change, but in the best way possible. You will be in an environment that is conducive to healing and focuses on self-understanding and compassion.

Most importantly, there will be plenty of trained professionals to help you through the process and care, such as with medication assisted treatment.

Here are five things to do to prepare to go to a rehab, and become the best version of yourself. 

1. Make Arrangements

The first question that may come to your mind is how to handle any responsibilities you may have.

More often than not, you can turn to friends and family in your time of need. Let them know you need to seek professional help and have them watch after any children or pets while you are away.

As well, know your rights with your employer. All U.S. workplaces are required to provide up to 12 weeks of medical leave, in which a rehab facility is. 

2. Find the Best Facility

The right facility will be a combination of location, price, and care, and be based on your individual needs.

Always ask about success rate, outpatient options for post-treatment, and alternative and complementary therapies they over to find the most holistic facility.

3. Only Bring Essentials

Rehab is not the place or time to overpack. Try to downsize as much as you can, and then downsize some more.

Chances are you will not be allowed to bring any electronics, so it might be a good idea to take a few books and other comfort items that remind you of home.

4. Set Up Financial Plans

Be sure to make any financial arrangements needed to allow for your rehab stay. Automatic bill payments can be especially helpful for anything you can’t temporarily cancel, and you can also consider asking a trusted friend to handle your bills for you while you’re away.

5. Keep an Open Mind

All and all, the most important step in preparing for rehab is to maintain an open mind. Without this, it can be hard to truly find healing within any program.

Start the Healing Process

Don’t delay potential treatment any longer, it can be extremely dangerous and hard on you and your loved ones to live with addiction.

The sooner you seek help and go to rehab, the sooner you can get better. Begin taking these steps today, and in a few shorts weeks or months, you could be truly brand new.

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