What to Do When You’re Overwhelmed at the Rehab

There’s a lot you can be overwhelmed about when you go to a rehab. First, you’re in a new state of mind. Either you gave up alcohol or drugs of your own accord, or your loved ones did an intervention with you, and persuaded you to go to a rehab. It doesn’t matter how you got there, only that you did. Congratulations you’re on your way to a new life.!

You may be feeling overwhelmed because you’ve lost control. Though you lost control when you were drinking, and or addicted to drugs, it may have not felt that way. You deemed you were in control because you had to make sure there was enough alcohol or drugs to get you through the day, night, week, and the weekends.

No drugs, no alcohol, and no control, that’s the program. The rehab will give you a schedule, when to get up in the morning, when lights should be out at bedtime, and everything in between. Many rehabs restrict the use of cellphones and any form of outside communication, too. Keep breathing. These restrictions are in place to keep you focused on your recovery and not be pulled towards outside influences or harmful distractions.

If you feel overwhelmed, tell a nurse or one of the clinical staff members. Chances are they will reassure you that you are in good hands, and are safe. It’s amazing, when we say what’s going on with us, how we give voice and power to the part of us that’s having a hard time.

If you haven’t already been educated about alcoholism and addiction, you will soon. Equally as important will be information about your recovery process. Part of recovery is learning how to cope with overwhelming emotions. Excellent rehabs offer calming methods that will come in handy as you move forward with your recovery. These methods are usually holistic techniques, like yoga and mindfulness meditation. The more you practice these, the greater opportunity you have for reducing your stress level, and overwhelming emotions.

In rehab you will learn about respecting yourself and honoring your emotions with compassion. Keep breathing, talk to someone and trust you are in the right place.

“I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” – Charlotte Brontë

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