If you finally realize it is time to go to rehab, one thing that may worry you is thinking about how people will treat you once you are out of your program. Even if you are afraid of this, it is important to understand that you should still get the help that you need to take care of your addiction.
Some friends and family members will be overly supportive
Once you have completed your treatment, the adjustment back into your normal routine can be difficult. If you have friends and family members who are being overly supportive and subsequently overwhelming, just remember that they have the best intentions at heart. Don’t feel bad about telling these friends and family members that you just need a break.
Many people will be apprehensive to associate with you
Rehab has a negative stigma attached to it even though it is a very positive thing. Instead of people looking at your rehab experience as a healing process, they may focus on you having a problem in the first place. If you are attacked with this type of negativity, distance yourself from these people as quickly as you can.
Your friends who do drink will not want to spend as much time with you
You could lose quite a few friends after you are done with rehab. The fact that you finally got help for your condition could many times be scary for your friends who are still drinking too much. If your friends who drink don’t want to spend time with you when you are sober, it may be time to find some new friends who will support you in your new journey.
Some people may be shocked by the fact you went to rehab
If you have been private about your rehab experience, you could have friends or family members shocked that you went to rehab at all. Even if they are shocked when it comes up in conversation, remember that this will get easier as time goes on. After a while, just about everyone in your inner circle will know that you have been to rehab.
If you feel like it is time to get some help today, give one of our friendly counselors a call at 888-888-8888. These councilors will help you start down the pathway to a whole new life. It ultimately doesn’t matter how people will treat you after rehab. You deserve to get the help you need.