Mentally Preparing for an Alcohol Rehab Program
Perhaps you have been struggling with alcohol addiction for a long time and your family and friends have encouraged you to enter an alcohol detox or rehab treatment program, but you never felt the time was right for you, until now. You have made the decision to go, you have selected and been accepted into a program…now what?
While You Wait
It is not uncommon that once you have decided it is time to get help and you are ready for help; you may have to wait a few days or longer for a room to become available for you. While some people may become discouraged, give up or change their mind, or find it difficult to continue their determination; it is important to know that there are some things you can do, even though you have to wait; to mentally prepare yourself for an alcohol detox and rehab program and to not lose the excitement and willingness you have right now.
You should understand that alcohol treatment will be a process that will demand your undivided attention and commitment. Your focus and goal will be on getting sober and maintaining sobriety, while you learn to develop new outlooks and coping skills on how to deal with life’s stress and other complications that could tempt you into returning to alcohol abuse for answers. It will not be easy and you may experience a set back or two along the way, but you can be successful in sobriety.
Read Material Thoroughly
More than likely, you received a packet of material from the alcohol rehab program that you are going to enter. You can prepare yourself mentally on what to expect from alcohol rehab by taking the time to carefully read through the literature. The material can offer insight on what you can pack to take with you, let you know what your schedule will be like, whether or not you will be allowed to communicate with family members and a list of activities that you will be able to participate in while you are there.
The Three ‘R”s…Rest, Relax and get Ready
Waiting for your room may create an increase in your anxiety…just relax! Take some time for yourself, visit with your friends and family, hang out with your pet, and try to put yourself in a positive mindset that this is the first step to a new beginning for you! If you are still drinking, it is a good idea to quit, or at least start tapering off. If it is possible, try to avoid anything that is stressful or elevates your anxiety before you leave. You might consider taking long walks and thinking about how much healthier you will be when you leave alcohol rehab. If you or someone you know are struggling with an alcohol addiction and are in need of detox, Gallus Detox Centers can help. Gallus Detox Centers specializes in IV therapy medical detox, a safer and more effective method for detox from alcohol and will provide you with a customized plan to meet your individual needs. Call Gallus Medical Detox Centers today at 855-338-6929, to see if our treatment program is right for you.