Making that very important decision to check into your local rehab is one of the biggest steps of your life. You’ll be faced with many choices, such as the type of rehab to go to and for how long. You’ll also have to decide what will happen to you after you leave the facility. While many programs can last months at a time, you will eventually have to leave. That is when you might ask yourself if a halfway house is the next logical step?
In most cases, the answer is yes. But before we make it to that step, let’s take a look at what you can expect when you decide rehab is the next phase in your life.
What to Expect From Rehab
While the decision to go to rehab may be an easy one once you decide you are tired of your addiction, it can be difficult finding the best one for your needs. Should you try an inpatient rehab or opt for outpatient? Do you quit your job and commit day and night or do you go on a daily basis instead? Will insurance cover any part of rehabilitation services? You may wish to ask the following questions when you start your search for the perfect rehab:
• Is it inpatient or outpatient?
• Do they offer detox services?
• Are there holistic treatments included?
• Can family visit at any point?
• Do they offer dual diagnosis treatment?
• How much is the cost? Does insurance cover anything?
• Is the facility licensed? What are the reviews like?
• Do they set you up with a halfway house upon completion?
These are just a few of the questions you will want to ask when you first start your rehab search. Don’t be afraid to ask everything that is on your mind. Going to rehab knowing what to expect will make the process so much easier.
You can expect the following services at most rehab facilities:
Detox- All inpatient rehabs will offer some type of detox program in the beginning. If you are in active withdrawals or expect them to start, the medical staff may prescribe some type of medication to help with your symptoms. They will make sure you are safe and comfortable as the drugs or alcohol leave your system.
Therapy sessions- The majority of rehab will be dedicated to therapy. Once you are medically cleared to attend, you will likely go to one-on-one counseling and group therapy. Your one-on-one counseling may include dual diagnosis services, which allows your therapist to address any underlying mental issues. These may include PTSD, depression, anxiety, and bi-polar disorder.
Group and family therapy- You’ll have the opportunity to talk in a group during your rehab stay. Some facilities also offer family therapy sessions after you have been a resident for a certain period of time.
Is a Halfway House the Next Logical Step?
Once you complete your stay in rehab, you will need to decide your next step. For many residents, going home to family or friends is a given. However, you may not be ready for that just yet. Remember, you may be faced with the same triggers that caused you to turn to your drug or drink of choice way back when. If you aren’t ready to step back into your old life or you don’t have anywhere else to go, then a halfway house is the most logical step to take.
A halfway house allows you the time you need to make the transition from rehab back to normal life. You’ll be living with other like-minded individuals in a safe and sober environment. You will not be allowed to drink or do drugs while you are there, and you will likely be tested regularly to make sure you stay clean. You will be allowed to leave for work, school, outpatient treatment, meetings, and anything else that is imperative to your sobriety. However, most halfway homes enforce a curfew that their residents must abide by.
A halfway house will help you get back on your feet by offering the stability you may not get if you head back to your original environment. If you believe that you need more time to work on your sobriety without the distractions of your typical lifestyle, then a halfway house will be your best bet after you get done with rehab.
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