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Often, people assume that making the decision to get help (Call Now 855-977-9987) Private Confidential Help Line…, for their addiction is the hardest step to overcome- but often they would be wrong.
This is because the process that people go through to get into these programs with high success rates are difficult- and each and every place that you’re going to look into is going to have specific rules.
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These rules often exist to help you get stronger, and to thrive in your environment. For someone with complete freedom and unlimited willpower, these rules seem a little excessive. When you’re weak however, it’s important to have that backbone there to help support you in your endeavor to succeed in whatever you put your mind to. And that, in a nutshell is what these types of programs exist for- to help you succeed and build a mentality that will bring you back from your current situation- where you’re needing our help.
One of the first steps that you’ll have to go through when you’re checking yourself in for alcohol rehab is packing your bags to leave your home.
As a general rule of thumb, we have some basic rules to follow:
-Limit your baggage to one piece of luggage, plus your make-up or toiletry case
-Bring all of your sanitary personal items and your toiletries
-A 30 day supply of your current medication
-Up to one carton of cigarettes from the store. Typically, chewing tobacco isn’t allowed.
-Money for payphones, or a calling card
-Outdoor clothing and footwear
-Contact information for anyone important, plus doctors, employers, probation officers, therapists, even your social workers or legal representatives, as well as your medical card.
-We know it’s tempting these days, but we recommend against bringing ANY electronic devices. This includes cell phones, iPods, laptops, Kindles, Nooks- anything.
-Don’t bring your personal bedding or pillows unless they expressly suggest it, but typically they don’t for sanitary reasons.
-Don’t bring any kind of knife or weapon
-Refrain from bringing food of any kind
-Don’t bring mouthwash with alcohol or aerosol sprays
-Don’t bring musical instruments or playing cards (we don’t encourage betting)
-Also, don’t bring backpacks, or exuberant amounts of cash, but do bring enough cash for the vending machine.
What To Expect
-For at least the first 3 days (sometimes the first full week) there is no visitation, but after that, visitation is typically held between certain periods of the day, and it’s best to have your visitors find permission from an approved counselor.
-The same is typically true about phone calls too, and they may be limited in the time allowed on the phone and when calls are allowed to be made.
-Expect there to not be a dress code, but they will expect you to be appropriate. Expect decorum that forbids pajama pants in the open, and limits logos on t-shirts
-Some facilities have specific rules to follow when it comes to smoking, but it’s all about finding designated spots that are far enough away from other people. Again, typically chewing tobacco isn’t allowed.
-DO bring money for soda machines, and sometimes you can buy certain things from your facility, like books, additional cigarettes, or perscriptions
-Double check and make sure that all mail that you’ll be receiving is set to go to the right addressee.
-Family Involvement is typically welcomed in the treatment of all individuals, as long as the first few days of programming are successfully ingrained, typically family members can attend activities for a small fee, and most facilities would be more than glad to make any arrangements with you to find a solution.
-The system exists for you! Make the most of your treatment by following all the rules and getting better without sliding back downhill in your rehabilitation to help you get your life back
-Don’t bring any electronics, and plan on having all of your prescriptions filled for at least a month.
-Double check and guarantee that your family knows the process of rehabilitation and therefore supply the support you need, when you need it most.
The process can be difficult to adjust, but remain patient! It takes time to get completely better, anyways. With our help, and a little perseverance on your end, we can find a solution to your addiction problem once and for all- leaving you happy, healthy, whole and free.
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