5 Truths about rehab

The day has come. It’s time for you to check in to Arrow Health’s in-patient program and begin a new chapter of your life.

You might be wondering if you’re making the right decision, or trying to convince yourself that you don’t really need to be here. It’s okay. These are common responses when sitting and waiting to be admitted, and you’re not alone in having them. It’s completely normal to feel nervous at this point.

So , here is a letter to you; from someone who once sat in that chair you’re (or you’re thinking about) sitting in. These are their 5 truths about rehab that might help you get through the day one jitters.

To the person in the waiting room,

5 Truths About Rehab - To the person in the waiting room | Arrow Health

  1. It’s not as bad as you think it will be.
  2. You only have to do today once.
  3. You will meet all kinds of people that you would never have imagined you’d be friends with; but they will become your friends and you will come to cherish them.
  4. The next 30, 60, 90 days are for YOU.
    It’s your chance to put time and energy into your own wellbeing; nothing but good can come from this.
  5. Be nice to yourself – you deserve it.

I’m about to leave after 30 days at Arrow. 30 days of no hangovers, no forgetting the day before, no waking up full of shame and self-hatred.

It’s been 30 days of learning, friendship, healing, and coming to terms with the simple truth that I am worthy of this life.

Go well. You got this xxx

Rehab is an opportunity. The hardest step was making the choice to seize this opportunity and now is your chance to take full advantage of it. You’re in great hands with the team at Arrow Health. We are on your side. We are here to support you in your journey and to provide you with tools to help you shape your future.

During your 30, 60, or 90 day in-patient program, we will work closely with you to develop an aftercare plan. This plan will be tailored to meet your recovery needs and goals.
We also offer an aftercare program. Our support doesn’t stop just because you leave the building. Aftercare is designed to be there as long as you need it with a focus on relapse prevention.

If you’re just starting your recovery journey you might be interested to find out more about our in-patient and out-patient addiction rehabilitation programs.