The thought of overcoming addiction can be a scary one, and it can be quite overwhelming. You may be wondering how to choose the best facility, what to expect from the experience, and what will happen after you leave rehab – or even if you should go to rehab at all. Here is some information on what you can expect from rehab and some common myths about treatment programs.
Myth 1: My workplace will find out that I am going to rehab and I will be fired
The Americans with Disabilities Act protects people who go into treatment for addiction – with exceptions. If you return to work and you test positive for drugs or you can’t do your job competently, you can be legally fired. However, there are many companies out there that do want to help you get better and even offer assistance programs if you are going into treatment.
Myth 2: Rehab is a cure-all for all my problems
Entering a rehab facility is a great start to becoming a better you and getting a handle on your problems – but it doesn’t solve everything. The reasons why you got addicted in the first place may be buried deep and tough to overcome, but rehab can help you to figure out why you have a problem with addiction and how to deal with those underlying issues.
Myth 3: Rehab is for celebrities and rich people and I can’t afford it
Don’t just assume that you can’t afford rehab. Check into what your insurance will cover, and if you find out that it’s not much help, you may be able to find a center that offers a payment plan. You could also apply for a loan or apply for a medical credit card (a credit card you use just for medical costs). Don’t let money worries stop you from getting the help you need.
If you are considering getting help for an addiction, that is a great first step! The staff at Wasatch Crest Treatment in Heber, Utah, wants to help you. If you have any questions about addiction treatment and what it all entails, call (800) 385-3507.