Deciding to seek drug addiction treatment is the first step toward healing and living a complete, healthy life in recovery. Most who are entering rehab for the first time experience feelings of doubt, fear, and anxiety because of not knowing what to expect. These feelings are entirely normal and should not prevent you from seeking the help you need and deserve.
At Spokane Falls Recovery Center, our expert intake team is available to answer all of your questions to ensure that you are fully aware of what to expect from your drug addiction treatment program. We can address all of your concerns, discuss treatment options, and determine which programs best suit your needs in one call. Learn more about how to prepare for treatment by calling 844.962.2775.
Preparing for Drug Addiction Treatment by Knowing What to Expect
Preparing for alcohol or drug addiction treatment can be stressful. However, remember that the more prepared you are, the better your experience will be both in treatment and after you return home. Much of the fear surrounding rehab involves not knowing what to expect from the treatment process. Of course, the main goal of any addiction treatment program is to help you learn to function in daily life without relying on alcohol or drug use.
While different treatment centers will offer various programs, you can expect the following.
Admissions and Intake
The first step is to complete a pre-intake assessment on the phone with an intake specialist. Upon arrival, the next step involves working with doctors and therapists to provide a complete medical, mental health, and substance use history so that your treatment program can be designed to meet your unique needs.
Medically Supervised Detox
After your initial diagnostic evaluation, the next step is a medically supervised detox to remove all traces of alcohol or drugs from your system. Some people require medications to help ease their withdrawal symptoms. All receive compassionate, individualized care to make the detox process as comfortable as possible.
Counseling and Therapy
This central portion of drug addiction treatment involves various evidence-based and holistic approaches to individual, group, and family therapy to address the underlying causes that contributed to your substance use disorder.
Aftercare programs help you maintain connections with the recovery community and include transitional living, relapse prevention, ongoing therapy, and support groups.
At Spokane Falls Recovery Center, we know that each person who comes through our doors has unique experiences and needs. We provide a range of levels of treatment to meet these varying needs. No matter which program you enroll in, you can expect to receive effective, compassionate, respectful care from our highly experienced treatment team. Many of our team members are on their own recovery journey so they can relate to your thoughts and feelings.
Tips for Preparing for Drug Addiction Treatment
The level of care you need will impact preparation regarding work, family, financial, or legal responsibilities and obligations. Knowing that these things are taken care of will allow you to be more present in your treatment and focus on recovery. Some areas to consider include:
- Informing your employer or school about treatment
- Talking with your family members
- Arranging for childcare or pet care
- Setting up auto payment for bills and having someone get your mail
- Informing the courts, if you have legal issues
- Checking with the rehab center to find out what you can and cannot bring
Being successful in alcohol or drug addiction treatment involves doing some hard work. Being open to the process and accepting that it will be mentally, physically, and emotionally challenging at times will also help you be prepared. Remember that neither the treatment center staff nor other patients can judge but rather help support you.
Choose Spokane Falls Recovery Center
Feeling anxious about entering alcohol or drug addiction treatment is completely normal. Taking the time to prepare for rehab will help calm your nerves. You can then focus on what you need to do to make your treatment successful. At Spokane Falls Recovery Center, our team can answer all of your questions to help you feel the most prepared. From your first call to us, we will provide the support you need every step of the way. Begin your recovery today. Call our team at 844.962.2775.