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What To Do if You’re Nervous To Go to Rehab

What To Do if You’re Nervous To Go to Rehab

You realize that you need help to overcome your drug or alcohol use disorder. Perhaps you’ve already chosen a reputable recovery center in Massachusetts. However, you’re nervous about what to expect and need some advice on overcoming this last hurdle to supportive substance abuse treatment. What do you do? The professionals at Baystate Recovery Center have put together the tips below to help you relax and focus on the positive outcomes of your decision.

Why Are You Nervous?

One study asked those with both substance use disorders and mental health disorders what kept them from seeking treatment. Many were afraid of what would happen if they went to drug and alcohol rehab, as follows:

  • 14% were nervous to commit to a treatment program
  • 13% were scared they would lose their employment
  • 13% were afraid of what would happen to their reputations

These are just a few of the things that might make you nervous to go to rehab. However, despite the stigma associated with addiction, it’s important to remember that you won’t be alone. Although society often judges substance use disorder as a character flaw, you have to look past that. Remember you’re doing something positive for yourself and those you love. If you have suffered judgment, blame and poor treatment because of your substance use disorder, that stops when you enter the doors of Baystate Recovery Center.

We’re here to help, and that includes providing the support you need to overcome your addiction — no matter what everyone else might think or say. You may think that going to rehab will cause others to treat you differently. However, soon that will become the least important thing on your mind.

Here’s the truth: Going to rehab is your best opportunity to overcome substance use disorders, received treatment for co-occurring mental health issues and salvage your relationships.

Common Fears That May Make You Nervous

You may fear losing your identity after using drugs or alcohol for an extended period. However, much of rehab includes personal therapy sessions where you focus on what led to your addiction and what you imagine for your life after recovery. In this way, rehab can help you reinvent yourself without giving up your personal identity.

Others worry that they don’t have the money to pay for drug and alcohol addiction treatment. We have built contingencies for this in our care program. We accept many types of insurance and also offer payment plans that you and your family can use to expedite your treatment. Additionally, you can speak with our admissions team regarding potential sources of funding so that you can get the treatment you need.

Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself

There are many other worries and inhibitions that could keep you out of addiction treatment programs in Massachusetts. However, there’s something to be said for the old saying “there is nothing to fear but fear itself.” Consider how scary life can be outside of rehab. Whether or not you have stopped using drugs or alcohol, coping with addiction requires professional assistance. Come to rehab and get the tools you need to overcome your fears and focus on the many possibilities ahead of you.

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Massachusetts

Learn more about our program and overcome your nervousness and anxiety so that we can help you achieve sober living. Our admissions specialists can explain the amenities available and what to expect as you work through your program. Contact us today for more information on Baystate Recovery Center and what we can do to help!

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