Preparing for Rehab
After you have planned rehab, it is important to start preparing yourself and the people close to you for what is to come. Some ways to prepare for rehab include:
- Telling loved ones, if you choose to.
- Making arrangements for work and other responsibilities, if necessary.
- Asking the rehab facility for a packing list, if necessary. Further, asking the facility if there are items that should not be packed may also be useful.
- Contacting your insurance company with any rehab coverage questions.
Life After Rehab
After completing detox and residential or outpatient rehab, the final stage in recovery is aftercare and a commitment to sober living. Rehab will teach you the tools and skills to lead a life without substance use. However, when you leave rehab and are back in the real world, old habits and temptations may still be there. Aftercare programs are recommended for long-term healing and can help reinforce the skills you learned in rehab.
How Rehab Helps
Once you have decided to lead a substance-free life, a long and rewarding road lies ahead. After all, recovery is a lifelong process. Coping skills, triggers and deep-rooted behaviors all need to be examined in order to stop crack use. Rehab works by helping you unlearn harmful behaviors that led to substance use and to create new, healthy behaviors in their place.