You’ve decided that things can’t continue the same way any longer. That’s because you’ve realized that you are no longer in control. At some point, the drugs stopped being something you could manage and began to manage you. Now you’re facing the prospect of entering some type of drug addiction treatment program. What can you expect? Here are three things you should know up front.
It’s Natural to Be Nervous
Entering a program is intimidating for many people. There are fears about being judged, about not being strong enough, and about what could happen if the treatment doesn’t help. Don’t let those worries stop you from moving forward.
Remember that others who are going through the program have also been nervous. The staff understands where you’re coming from and will help you settle in. Give it time, and you’ll begin to feel more comfortable with the staff and others who are there to help.
Honesty Is a Big Part of Your Treatment
Your drug addiction treatment will include a lot of honesty. You’ll need to be honest with the staff, and with your loved ones who are supporting the effort. Most of all, you will need to be honest with yourself. That means confronting and discussing things that you would rather not face. Rest assured that having everything in the open will benefit your treatment immensely.
There Will Be Days When It’s Hard to Keep Going
There will be days when you can tell progress is happening. Other days, you will wonder if it’s possible to go on. It’s not unusual for people to feel great about their drug addiction treatment process and then have a day when the cravings and the desire for things you’ve left behind become almost more than you can take. Those are days when you want to lean on your support network and remember that tomorrow could be very different.
Have you decided that it’s time to make a change in your life? The team at the El Paso Behavioral Health System can help. Call us today to set up your no-cost assessment. You could soon be on your way to a better life than you’ve known in some time.