Going to rehab is a difficult emotional decision. First-timers are understandably worried about what to expect during their stay, so we asked previous patients and their families to share tips for those entering treatment for the first time. Here’s are some of the best drug rehab tips from our past clients.

What To Bring To Rehab

“Bring a pen and paper with you. It helps if you write down your thoughts and how you feel.”

“Take a week’s worth of clothes, a notebook for journaling, and a picture of those that will motivate you.”

“Remember to pack sweaters. It can get cold out there while you’re detoxing.”

“There’s no point bringing valuables. Take your most comfortable clothes and just go and change your life.”

Trust The Drug Rehab Treatment

“There’s no rush. You can’t go in and expect things to change immediately. Take it one day at a time and stay positive throughout.”

“Stay in the present and don’t be anxious about what already happened and what’s about to. What’s important is now.”

“Be honest and transparent about your issues. Accept that you need help and your being in treatment is proof of that. And that’s okay.”

“Trust the process and don’t try to resist. Open your mind and try.”

Making Most Of Your Rehab Stay

“Have an accountability partner as you go through treatment that you can give and receive words of encouragement from.”

“Maximize your stay and don’t let outside issues get in the way of your treatment.”

“Participate.”

“Take notes. You can use your notes later to remind yourself of what you’ve learned.”

“No program fits everyone. Find the right program that fits you and stick with it.”

On Overcoming Obstacles

“Don’t quit.”

“You’ll meet people that are angry, but that’s temporary. Don’t let that turn you off.”

“Listen to suggestions”

“It’s not going to be easy, but it will be worth it. I promise”

Where to Find Help

Our treatment programs focus on offering comprehensive and integrated care that integrates mental health, substance abuse, and primary care services. We offer both 12-step and SMART recovery groups. Our customized treatment approach is what sets us apart from other treatment centers. We are not a one size fits all treatment facility. Our treatment plans are customized to each patient’s needs and preferences. These plans are administered by our staff of highly motivated and expert professionals.

Orange County Drug Rehab

Are you looking for an Orange County based Drug Rehab? At Resurgence, we know that addictions can be effectively treated because we help families to recover every single day in our facility. We offer inpatient and outpatient care for addiction and our aftercare approach ensures that you have the tools you need to maintain sobriety when formal treatment is through.

We can help you find the recovery you’ve been looking for, and calling is the first step. Contact us to find out more about how we can help and what we can do for you.