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What’s Keeping You from Getting into Rehab?

What's Keeping You from Getting into Rehab?Making the decision to enter drug or alcohol rehab isn’t easy. There are a number of factors that commonly keep Boise residents from taking the first step. Addiction is a serious but treatable disease, and it is important to address reservations about receiving the treatment needed.

Common Reservations about Addiction Treatment

The following are some common thoughts that may keep Boise residents from pursuing addiction treatment:

  • “I don’t want everyone to know I’m addicted.” Brain imaging has proven that addiction is a physical disease, and the stigma once associated with it is lessening. However it is still common for people to hesitate about letting others know of their struggles. For this reason, rehab programs conform to strict privacy laws. Your privacy will be guarded during and after your treatment, and you can choose whether or not to reveal your addiction to friends and family.
  • “I’m not sure if I am ready to get clean.” People become addicted to drugs or alcohol because they find pleasure or relief when using them, so Boise residents often have a degree of ambivalence about giving up substance use. It isn’t necessary to be free of conflicting emotions when entering rehab. You just need to commit to the process and be willing to listen and learn from treatment personnel.
  • “I can get clean on my own.” Addiction affects the brain. People attempting to break an addiction essentially have one part of their brain (the part that wants to be free) fighting with another part of their brain (the part that craves the drug). It is a difficult and potentially dangerous fight. The best results are achieved by working with people who understand the addiction process and how to utilize evidence-based practices proven to help people recover.
  • “I don’t want to leave my kids or my job.” A common concern about rehab is that people don’t want to disrupt their normal lives in Boise. Some degree of disruption is inevitable, but untreated addiction will also disrupt life in a significant way. Sometimes people are able to receive treatment on an outpatient basis. For others residential treatment is the best choice. It can be helpful to think of treatment for addiction like treatment for other diseases. People with cancer, for example, often spend a great deal of time in the hospital, but they and their families are willing to do what is necessary to treat the condition. Addiction is worth taking seriously and treating in whatever way necessary.
  • “I can’t afford addiction rehab.” Treatment for addiction does have an associated cost, but as with other diseases a significant portion of the cost is often covered by health insurance. Rehab programs often offer payment plans as well. The cost of rehab is a one-time expense, while the cost of addiction is ongoing.

Where to Start to Get into Addiction Rehabilitation

A good way to start your addiction recovery is to call our toll-free helpline. Knowledgeable counselors are available around the clock to answer your questions. They can check your insurance coverage, address concerns or talk with you about how to help yourself or a loved one in Boise. Addiction can be treated, so there is no need to let it continue. Call today.