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10 Tips to Get Ready for Rehab

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Choosing, preparing for and completing marijuana rehab can seem overwhelming when you’re just beginning. However, knowing how to best prepare yourself for the experience can help set you up for greater success.

Tip #1: Committing to the Process is the First Step

Many people enter rehab unwillingly and still find great success. Even if you are not looking forward to the experience, being committed to the process is a great first step in having a healthy outcome.

Tip #2: Choose to Have a Good Attitude

What you put into your rehab journey will affect what you get out of it, so if you choose to have a positive attitude through treatment, your treatment experience will be more positive. A good attitude throughout rehab will also set you up for greater success as you leave treatment and re-enter your normal life.

Tip #3: Drink Lots of Water

Staying hydrated will help you feel better overall and help continue to rid your body of any effects of marijuana.

Tip #4: Pack Appropriately

Most rehabs will provide you with lists of what to pack and what to leave at home. By relying on these recommendations, you can know what to bring with you to make your stay more comfortable.

Tip #5: Get Lots of Rest

Once you make the decision to go to rehab, it’s a great idea to begin your healthy journey immediately, even before you check in. By getting plenty of rest, eating healthy foods and staying away from drugs and alcohol, you set yourself up for a good experience both mentally and physically.

Tip #6: Bring a Journal

Marijuana rehab is a pivotal experience for you. You are choosing to invest in yourself and your future—it is an experience worth documenting and carefully processing. Keeping a journal will help you work through some of the thoughts and feelings you will experience during addiction treatment and give you a safe place to evaluate yourself along the way.

Tip #7: Prepare Your Family and Friends

Although you don’t have to share too much about your substance abuse, it is important to allow others around you to be a part of your experience. This keeps people from worrying about your safety and allows them to cheer you on in your journey to a healthier you. Make sure you take care of practical aspects of life, too, like your bills, work, mail and pets.

Tip #8: Be Honest

Honesty and communication are the best ways to get the most out of treatment. Although self-disclosure may feel uncomfortable, it is important to answer all admissions questions fully and accurately and to let rehab staff members know about any specific concerns you may have about the rehab process.

Tip #9: Ask Questions

Ask lots of questions so you choose the right marijuana addiction treatment for you. Ask questions during your intake appointment about what to expect. Ask questions of your therapist, in group session and in classes. Asking questions is the only way to learn and grow in your recovery. The more you invest in your rehab experience, the more you will understand the process and benefit from it.

Tip #10: Choose Aftercare Services

Whether you attend 12-Step meetings, go to therapy or continue on in a sober living facility, the most effective marijuana rehab treatment is followed up by some sort of structured, supportive aftercare services.

Marijuana Rehab at Michael’s House

Michael’s House offers marijuana rehab in Palm Springs, California. Contact us today at our 24-hour, toll-free helpline to talk to our caring admissions coordinators about our treatment programs and luxurious amenities.