If you’ve never been to rehab before, you might be wondering about things that take place inside. If you need to know about treatment programs, there is a lot of information available online. Of course, you can also call the rehab facility and ask some questions directly. However, there are some things that you might still be uncomfortable to talk about.
You might be worried that asking these questions will make you look clueless or maybe fussy as they are not really related to the treatment program itself. But if these concerns are left unanswered, this might make you hesitate to enter yourself or a loved one in a rehab facility. It is then very important to talk about these things and clarify them to remove all your doubts and clarify your concerns. Here are five questions that you may be too embarrassed to ask.
Will rehab hurt?
One of the main reasons why people turn to substances is to feel better. Drugs and alcohol are often used as a form of escape when a person is feeling down, or bored, or getting over a difficult time. The feeling of calm or euphoria that these substances provide is what makes these addictive. When you go to rehab, it’s obvious that you would have to stop taking these substances and one of the foremost worries of people is whether this will hurt them physically.
Will going to a rehabilitation facility hurt? Can I endure the pain when I go to rehab? When you stop taking any substance after being addicted to it, you could experience withdrawal symptoms. These withdrawal symptoms, not rehab, is what could cause physical and mental side effects. Depending on the substance that you are addicted to, the severity of these symptoms could vary.
In some instances, you might need to undergo medication-assisted detox in order to manage these withdrawal symptoms better. It is then important to enroll in a rehab facility that has experts on-board who can administer this treatment. Having the right personnel to guide you can minimize the pain you could undergo while experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
Is rehab boring?
If you are used to always being out and about, doing whatever you wanted to do, the idea of being inside a rehab facility for 30 to 90 days could sound unbearable. After all, who would want to be cooped up inside one place for a continuous length of time? Some people are worried that if they go to rehab, it will be so boring that they won’t have a choice but leave the facility and go back to abusing substances.
While being in rehab will be completely different from a lifestyle of partying, drinking or doing drugs every night, being in the right facility can make the experience much better. Look for a facility that offers holistic treatment programs that could introduce sober activities you can enjoy.
At the Lighthouse Treatment Center, we incorporate alternative therapies like art therapy, music therapy, and nature therapy. At our campuses, we have Zen gardens and comfortable living spaces where clients can relax and recharge. We also have an active alumni group where we host activities and outings for our clients. This is our way of showing that it is possible to have fun while being sober.
What kind of food will I eat in rehab?
Are you the type of person who is sensitive about your food? If so, you might be concerned regarding the quality of food available inside rehab. Every rehab is different so the type of food served will differ depending on the facility you choose.
At the Lighthouse, we believe that nutrition is a very important aspect when it comes to addiction treatment. Because of this, we make sure that you will be served chef-prepared, healthy meals daily.
What is the bathroom situation in rehab?
If you are very particular about using a bathroom and you are not comfortable sharing it with other people, this could be something that might be bothering you. While it may seem like a small thing for some people, it could definitely be a deal breaker for some. However, asking about this directly could make you look too finicky.
Unless you are sharing a room or in a dormitory style rehab, then you could be asked to share a bathroom. However, you may be relieved to know that many residential facilities offer private bathrooms if you are getting a private room for yourself.
Can I afford rehab treatment?
The cost of rehab treatment is one of the roadblocks for many people. Is rehab too expensive? Do I have enough money to afford treatment?
At the Lighthouse Treatment Center, we accept most major insurance and if you do not have insurance, we also offer financing options so you can get the help you need.
If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, help is available.
Contact Lighthouse Treatment Center today.