New to Rehab: Where to Begin

New to Rehab: Where to Begin

Rehabilitation facilities have a variety of treatments

Considering rehab can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Here is a guide to walk you through the beginning stages of recovery.

Where to Find Information on Addiction Rehabilitation

There are multiple resources available to help California residents learn more about rehabilitation services for addiction:

  • A primary care physician
  • A social worker or admissions counselor at a nearby hospital
  • A therapist
  • A leader at your local Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous meeting
  • A pastor
  • A substance abuse counselor
  • Your friends and family

If none of these make sense for you, you can also call our helpline.

Items to Consider for Rehabilitation

If possible, it is best to prepare for rehabilitation ahead of time, to ensure you find the best fit for your circumstances and preferences. The following items are worth considering as you look at rehabilitation:

  • Your family is part of your long-term recovery process, and recovery starts now. Have a frank conversation with your family about the steps you are taking, seek their support if possible, and commit to maintaining contact with them through the rehabilitation process.
  • Rehabilitation facilities have a variety of treatments potentially included in their program, including medication management, individual therapy, group therapy, life skills classes, and even aftercare planning. Understanding which programs are offered by each facility is vital to selecting the best location.
  • Understanding the financial ramifications of a rehabilitation center is very important for you and your family. This would include researching the services included in your current insurance plan, as well as identifying any local or state programs that might provide financial support. One final consideration is the billing and collection policies for the specific rehabilitation centers.
  • Consider the value of a local or non-local rehabilitation center. You may decide a significant change of scenery is best for your recovery, or it may be that staying local is important for family and other factors.

Remember, recovery is a process, not a place or a single decision. A rehabilitation facility can be part of a strong first step, but it is not the final answer. Rather, it is the beginning of a radical shift in the way you view and approach your life.

Learn More About Addiction Rehabilitation

If you or a loved one in California is ready to consider a rehabilitation center and you don’t know where to turn, we can help you. We can answer your questions. The admission counselors at our toll-free, 24 hour helpline can help you learn more about addiction. They can help you find your way.

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