The Best Excuses Given for Not Going to Rehab

The first step for treatment for someone suffering from addiction is to admit that there is a problem. Rehab is the first step towards getting clean and sober, but many addicts refuse to admit they have a problem or come up with excuses for not going to rehab. These are some of the most common excuses that individuals give for not going to rehab.

  • I can stop if I want to

This is a common excuse that people who don’t want to check into a facility use. They don’t want to leave the environment they’re in and focus on sobriety. Many addicts honestly believe that they can quit when they want to, but few manage to reach this point without intervention

  • I’ll lose my friends

This can be true because people associate with individuals who engage in the same behavior. This is why rehab removes the individual from the situation to start fresh and learn new coping mechanisms while getting the support they need. Being isolated is a valuable part of the process to recovery. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet new friends who are better for your well-being and can help support a life of sobriety.

  • I’m ashamed/embarrassed/shy

Rehabilitation focuses largely on communication and group therapy sessions along with individual sessions to evaluate your needs and develop a customized program to help you be successful. The environment is non-judgmental because everyone in the facility shares the same problem and this allows you to relate to each other to form conversations and new relationships.


Financial Excuses for Not Going To Rehab

  • I can’t afford it

Some rehabilitation programs can be very pricey, but it’s possible to obtain assistance to get into a facility through insurance and other programs that are geared towards helping addicts get their lives back on track

  • I can’t leave my family/kids/job

The time spent away from a job and family is short in comparison to what it could be if the addiction is not under control. Spending anywhere from 30-90 days away from home can completely change your life. It’s also possible to occasionally receive visits or phone calls to ensure you aren’t completely cut off from the world, your family, and your friends who support your effort to live a sober life.

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