Why Being too Busy for Rehab is Just an Excuse

Addiction has plagued your life for quite some time now. It has caused friction within your relationships, has brought about financial troubles, and is well on its way to ruining everything that you have worked so hard for in this lifetime. But whether you are still managing to push through each day while battling substance abuse or are completely down on your luck with constant thoughts of doubt and despair, you still have a chance to regain control over your life. All you have to do is say yes to recovery.

Now, while going to rehab is undoubtedly one of the best decisions that you could possibly make when on the mission to part ways with your addiction, it is also a path that will require you to dedicate a lot of time and effort to the cause. Depending on the severity of your condition, you might have to say goodbye to the outside world for at least 30 days. If you are like most addicts, you probably have a million reasons as to why you can’t be away for that long. However, no matter how convincing they might sound, they are all excuses, excuses that keep you bound to addiction.

Is Lack of Time Really a Fair Reason to Skip Out on Rehab?

Let’s get real for a moment. We, as adults, are all busy. There has never been and will never be a more ideal time to take radical action towards sobriety. But before your brain comes up with another reason why you don’t have the time to invest in your welfare, let’s look at where your time is currently going. Well, as an addict, you are probably spending a great deal of it partaking in your drug of choice, coasting off of the temporary high or drunk feeling, and deciding how and when you will get your next fix. When you are constantly running through such a cycle, you are right. You probably don’t have time for anything else, and that is where the problem lies.

Maybe your lifestyle is set up a bit differently. Perhaps you have a family who is counting on your presence or a job that requires you to put in consistent hours on a weekly basis. With these obligations on your plate, there is no way that you could possibly make time to get yourself cleaned up so that you can show up in life as your best version, right? Wrong.

There is absolutely nothing more important than getting the help you need, and if you wait too long, you would only be causing more harm to yourself and others. In many cases, your employer will support your temporary absence, but if they don’t, just remember that a job is replaceable, but your life isn’t. Also, your friends and family aren’t going anywhere. They will not only be there to support you along the way but will also be thrilled to meet the more improved, sober you.

How Much Time Will I Really Need to Spend in Rehab?

One of the most amazing things about rehab is that you can decide how long you will stay. Keep in mind, though, that the longer you stay, the more likely you are to remain sober for the long haul. So, before you choose the shortest option, be sure that it falls in line with your needs. That said, there are three main inpatient options to choose from: a 30-day program, a 60-day program, and a 90-day program. There is also an outpatient option for those who are in need of a treatment program that is more flexible and will allow them to go home between sessions.

As appealing as it might sound, outpatient treatment isn’t for everyone. As you will be responsible for commuting back and forth between treatment sessions and will have plenty of access to the outside world, it is best to only go this route if you are battling a mild addiction. Though you won’t be able to detox at the recovery facility, you will still get all of the counseling and assistance you need to lead a sober lifestyle. Also, when choosing outpatient treatment, you might not have to take off from work, school, or other obligations as your sessions will be flexible and built around your schedule.

Don’t allow petty excuses to keep you from the life that you deserve. A more fulfilling life is waiting for you on the other side, and we are happy to help you get there. Call us today at 833-680-0165, and allow us to be the support system you need to become victorious on your quest to sobriety.