Top 10 Excuses People Give to Not Enter Treatment

Excuses people give not to enter treatment

Here at ASAP Rehab, we have talked to many clients. Over the course of those conversations, we’ve noticed that people like to give excuses as to why they can’t enter treatment as soon as possible. We want you to know that whatever the excuse, we have a counter excuse.

You don’t have time for excuses. Your well-being is our priority.

  1. I’m going to try and quit on my own.
    • This is the biggest and most common excuse we get here at ASAP Rehab. If you’re reaching out for treatment, there’s a good chance you’ve tried countless times to quit on your own. Addiction is a disease that requires medical help, why not reach out and get it?
  2. My problem isn’t that bad.
    • A problem is a problem no matter the size. Addictions start small and will eventually spiral into something bigger. If you’re calling us, you’re probably slightly aware that your problem isn’t going to go away on its own. why not treat a smaller problem before it becomes a bigger problem?
  3. I’m going to try to look around at other facilities.
    • We agree it’s best to do all the research possible when choosing a facility to receive treatment.Our facility works with clients on a case by case basis, and we will adapt to fit your needs.
  4. I’ve tried treatment before and it didn’t work for me.
    • All treatment is different, and every facility is unique. ASAP Rehab can be that difference you’re looking for if you give it the chance. Things and circumstances were different the last time you entered treatment. Maybe, you were in a different state of mind where you didn’t think treatment was going to work. Treatment only works when you want it to work. Don’t let one or multiple failed attempts at treatment deter you from changing your life for the better.
  5. I’m going to get high one more time.
    • Every time you use, you are taking a gamble with your life. It’s going to take more and more of the substance for you to achieve that high, and eventually what it once took to get you high isn’t going to do anything for you. Why take the risk? Do what you can now to take care of yourself.
  6. I can’t leave my family for an extended period of time.
    • If you’re engaging in addictive behaviors, odds are you have already been withdrawn from your family. Take the time you deserve in order to be able to get back to your family in a healthier state.
  7. I don’t know if I can be without my phone for a prolonged period of time.
    • Technology is great, but sometimes we use it as a crutch to stay in an addictive behavior. Going technology free for a while is a necessary part of the detox process. When you’re here, your recovery is the most important thing to be focusing on. You need to take this time to focus on you. Cellphones and other technology only hinder that process.
  8. I don’t know anyone in that area.
    • It’s good to leave your current support system behind and create a new healthier support system. You don’t have to know anyone in the area. It will be beneficial for you not to know anyone so you can focus on true healing. Not knowing anyone will allow you the opportunity to change into the best version of yourself.
  9. I’m waiting for my refill for my prescription.
    • ASAP has a physician on staff who can write you a prescription for whatever medication you need while you’re in treatment. You’ll have a back up waiting for you when you return home.
  10. Let me take care of all of my bills first.
    • You only have one life to live. bills and finances can wait until you’re sober.

Excuses are NOT an option.

These are the top 10 most common excuses we get here. And all they are is excuses. Don’t let an excuse keep you from reaching out and getting the help you need and deserve.

Drug Treatment Care: Making it Count

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Drug Treatment Care: Making it Count

Helena began her drug treatment care at 18 years old. She opened herself to drug treatment with the staff’s teamwork and her willingness. When her first family session was scheduled, she asked to talk with me. Helena shared her fears about returning home after drug treatment care to live with her parents. She said her family did a lot of entertaining that often included drinking and sometimes even drug use. There was a fair amount of alcohol and marijuana kept in the house. Helena felt her family would be unwilling to change their lifestyle to support her recovery. She did not feel it would not be a stable environment to maintain her sobriety. It is likely she was right.

Drug Treatment in a Veil of Denial

During the first family session, her mother said Helena had the addiction problem and that it was not her responsibility to change her lifestyle. Helena’s father said he was ashamed because all of his friend’s children were attending ivy league colleges and his daughter was in rehab.

Asking For Help

Helena and I had agreed that the best support her parents could provide for her continued drug treatment care was to financially help her get into sober living. Her parents were wealthy, however, they said they could not afford sober living. Helena, her parents and I had multiple family sessions to attempt to educate her parents about her need to live in a sober environment. By the end of each session, Helena would dissolve into tears feeling hopeless and unsupported by the only people she thought she could count on. She said she was afraid her parents would not agree to continued drug treatment care and pay for sober living. It was impressive to see that at such a young age she understood that returning home was not a good choice, that it would not be safe for her. And it was great to see that she did not simply give up in light of the initial resistance with her parents.

Protecting Your Recovery

During her third family session, something shifted. Helena’s father heard her. He heard her request for help. He said he needed to be supportive of her request for help. Helena did continue her drug treatment care and go to sober living. Many other challenges have come over time and she pushed through. Now she has been sober three years, has a full-time job with benefits and she and a roommate are sharing their own apartment. While she has no interest in changing her parents, Helena limits her exposure to her parent’s lifestyle to support her own recovery. Now, she runs community support groups, has a strong recovery support network, works with her sponsor and sponsors others.  It has been a pleasure watching her grow in her recovery.

We have expert addiction-specialists standing by ready to speak confidentially with you. Call us today!

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Choosing Drug Treatment & Alcohol Treatment

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Choosing Drug Treatment and Alcohol Treatment

Choosing the right drug treatment and alcohol treatment is the first step toward recovery. Knowing which treatment center and which level of care is right can be confusing. Doing your homework is important when choosing drug or alcohol treatment, but being properly assessed and finding quality care is paramount.

Reading about treatment centers online from their websites can be helpful, reading what others say can be helpful. Always keep in mind that more people post with complaints than those with compliments for any product or services. However, in the complaints, apply critical thinking. Did that person have a “less than satisfactory experience” because they left treatment to use or to be with their boyfriend or girlfriend, or because they just weren’t ready to put in the work? Or is there or are there substandard or egregious practices at that center –which can occur. If so, move on and find somewhere else.

We Are Here To Help

Call and speak with their intake staff. Ask questions. Discuss treatment options, cost, and expectations. Look for what you can expect in care – how will the treatment support your recovery. If you hear a lot about the beach, the mountains, the lakes, the sheet thread count, the pool, and all the accouterments and not so much about the care – the therapy and group types, staff credentials, clients’ treatment goals, program methodology – then you can decide if you want a vacation or if you want to get well.

Most health insurance provides some coverage when choosing drug and alcohol, eating disorder, mental health, and substance abuse treatment. If you need assistance understanding your coverage and what your financial responsibility will be, most intake representatives will do a verification during the intake assessment process.

Financial Assistance May Be Available

If you do not have health insurance when choosing a drug treatment and alcohol treatment facility, don’t worry. Most treatment programs will discuss payment obligations and options with you. Treatment centers have different degrees of cost, depending on the level of care, the number of hours of treatment offered, the degree of medical supervision, the level of licensed and certified staff. Some facilities are privately owned, some are non-profit and others are offered by state and federal agencies.

If you or a loved one is struggling with choosing drug treatment and alcohol treatment, it is important to get help. Do not delay treatment because of financial hardship. Some programs offer partial scholarships, payment plans, and financing.
When looking for help, it is most important to look at the appropriate level of care – not only the cost. There are benefits at every level of care, so seek the assistance to assess which level of care is best to start.

We have expert addiction-specialists standing by ready to speak confidentially with you. Call us today!

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