Five Tips For Getting Through The First Day At Rehab

Taking the step to seek assistance for drug addiction is a meaningful and life-altering decision. However, feeling apprehensive and uncertain as you approach your first day at a rehabilitation center is natural. At Seven Arrows Recovery, we are well aware of the significance of this transition and are committed to ensuring it goes as smoothly as possible. In this blog, we will present five invaluable tips to help you or your loved one get through the initial day at rehab with confidence and a positive outlook.

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Tip#1 Embrace Your Decision: 

The start of rehab can be emotionally charged, and it’s common to experience a mix of emotions, including fear, apprehension, and hope. Recognizing that you’ve taken a substantial step towards a brighter, healthier future is crucial. Embrace your choice to seek help and remind yourself that you are taking a proactive step towards positive change.

Tip #2 Be Open to New Experiences

Rehab is a space for growth and healing. Approach your first day with an open mind and a willingness to engage in novel experiences. Be receptive to the therapeutic methods, counseling, and support offered to you. Each day holds the potential for personal growth and transformation.

Tip #3 Connect with Others

You are not alone on your journey to recovery. On your initial day at rehab, seize the opportunity to connect with fellow participants. Building a support network of peers who understand your struggles can be incredibly comforting and motivating. You will find that many individuals share similar fears and goals.

Tip #4 Trust the Process

Rehab programs are meticulously designed to provide comprehensive care and support at every stage of your recovery. Trust the process and have confidence in the experienced professionals who will be guiding you. Understand that any initial discomfort or uncertainty you may feel is a normal part of the recovery journey and will evolve into a sense of empowerment and self-discovery.

Tip #5 Focus on Self-Care

Your first day in rehab marks the beginning of a journey towards improved physical and mental health. Prioritize self-care by maintaining proper hydration, consuming nutritious meals, and ensuring you get adequate rest. Engage in activities that promote relaxation and stress reduction, such as meditation or yoga, which may be incorporated into your treatment program.

Bonus Tip

Communicate with Loved Ones: If you have the opportunity, maintain communication with your loved ones on your first day at rehab. Inform them that you are safe and actively taking steps towards recovery. This communication can provide reassurance and comfort to both you and your family.

Seven Arrows Recovery is a Comprehensive Drug Rehab That Can Help

Your first day at rehab signifies a significant milestone on your path to recovery. By embracing your decision, remaining open to new experiences, connecting with peers, trusting the process, and prioritizing self-care, you can navigate this initial stage with confidence and determination. Always remember that each day brings you closer to a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life, and the unwavering support you receive at Seven Arrows Recovery is there to guide you through every step of your journey.

Laura Harder, LAC, M.A.

About the Author:
Laura Bailey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Temple University in Philadelphia, and a Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe. Laura has worked in community mental health and residential settings throughout New Mexico and Arizona since 2013. Laura has a passion for treating addiction, trauma, and co-occurring disorders.

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Lindsay Rothschild LCSW, CCTP, SAP

Lindsay Rothschild is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Professional with a passion for assisting others in activating their own inner healing intelligence. She completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Arizona State University in 2011 and went on to study various ancient wisdom traditions for healing. Her training as a Clinical Trauma Professional and over a decade of experience working with trauma survivors has afforded her a rich understanding of the powerful impact of trauma on the mind, body and soul.

Lindsay studied holistic nutrition and trauma informed yoga at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Lindsay is certified in the Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method™ and is also a registered yoga teacher. She most recently completed training in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). Lindsay partners with the Arizona Trauma Institute to facilitate trainings for mental health professionals and educators in the community in an effort to promote awareness around Trauma Informed Care. Lindsay is also the owner of Roots to Rise, PLLC where she provides somatic psychotherapy, EMDR therapy, supervision, trauma informed yoga, and substance abuse professional services. Lindsay describes herself as having a wild and free spirit, an open heart and a belief that all humans have the capacity for transformation and growth.

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Dr. Tracey Oppenheim MD

Dr. Oppenheim was born and raised in Michigan. She completed her medical school education, general and child and adolescent psychiatry training at the University of Michigan. Go Blue! She is passionate about the mind body spiritual connection and has completed additional training in integrative psychiatry. Dr. Oppenheim believes in each individual’s ability to heal through discovering their inner healing intelligence.