Top 10 Excuses People Give to Not 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    • If you’re engaging in addictive behaviors, odds are you have already been withdrawn from your family.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.