Congratulations on taking the step to book yourself into a drug rehabilitation centre! Now that you have booked yourself in, it is time to mentally and physically prepare yourself to use this opportunity to its full potential.
Settle Any Work Obligations
While it may be uncomfortable for you to bring up your upcoming rehab visit to your boss, it is imperative that you do. An employer and colleagues that care about your wellbeing will support you in prioritising your mental and physical health. Let your employer know as soon as possible so that they can make the necessary arrangements for your absence.
Ensure that your children, parents and pets are being taken care of while you are away so that you needn’t stress about them during your rehabilitation. Reach out to family members and friends for help when it comes to the temporary caregiving of those currently in your care.
Tie Up Your Finances
When in rehab, your contact with the outside world may be limited, so it is essential that you tie up any financial loose ends by paying any outstanding bills, and ensure that expenses that occur while you’re in rehab are taken care of. You’ll thank yourself when you get out of rehab!
Pack The Bare Minimum
Do not over pack, but do take some time to pack the bare essentials. Drug Rehabilitation Centres should have a list of the things that you should bring with you as a guide. Certain items may also be banned, so it’s important to take these into account too and ensure you don’t bring any items which are not allowed on the property.
Spend Time With Those Who Love You
It may feel like there are so many administrative things to sort out before entering rehab, but you should definitely try spend time with those who truly love you and want the best for you. Those closest to you will give you the inspiration needed to make the most of your time in rehab.
Relax and Calm
The period before entering a drug rehabilitation centre can be incredibly stressful, so you should try and take time to relax and get yourself into a calm state of mind. So whether it’s watching TV, reading a book or taking a bubble bath, prioritise taking a bit of time to de-stress.
Do you have any questions when it comes to preparing to enter a drug rehabilitation centre? Feel free to get in touch with the professional team at The Cedars.