Think about the worst case scenario.

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the fear of going and not knowing what will happen. You’re not alone in feeling this way. However, what if you did go? What if you took a leap of faith and decided that this was worth it? You could end up feeling amazing about yourself and your decision to get help.

Make sure you’re eating properly, getting enough sleep (as much as possible), and exercising regularly—even just taking walks outside will help clear your mind.


Ask questions and make notes so you can remember them later.


Before you go to the recovery center, it’s a good idea to make a list of questions and concerns. Think about what you want to ask the staff members. Write down everything that comes to mind, even if it sounds silly or silly-sounding. You might be surprised by how helpful these notes will be later on when you’re trying to remember what was said!


Create a checklist of things that are important to you and start checking off the ones that each center has.


  • Create a checklist of things that are important to you and start checking off the ones that each center has.
  • For example: “I want a supportive community where I can recover with other addicts who will support me.” The first step is to decide what it is that would make an ideal recovery facility for you, and write down those qualities on your own list. Once you’ve got your list, cross-reference it with the information about the different treatment centers in your area until you find one that offers everything on your wish list.


Take input from the people around you but make sure you’re comfortable with your decision.

When deciding whether a rehab center is right for you, it’s important to take input from the people around you. However, make sure that their opinions don’t pressure you into doing something that’s not right for your life.

  • If they’ve had any experience with recovery centers in the past and what they thought of them.
  • What kind of services were offered at the center? How did these services help?
  • What was their experience like with the staff members? Did they enjoy spending time there? Or was it more difficult than expected?


You can get through this difficult process with help from the people who care about you.


It’s important to remember that the people who care about you are the ones who will get you through this difficult process. A rehab center can be an emotional and physical challenge, but it’s one that can be overcome with help from friends and family.

If someone close to you is struggling with addiction, don’t be afraid to ask questions or offer support. If they seem ready for help and want to get better, encourage them in their efforts. That said, if they aren’t ready yet but still want treatment at a professional facility, it’s OK for them to take their time making such a big decision.