What Should I Do to Prepare to Enter Substance Abuse Treatment?

You have finally admitted that you have a substance abuse problem and have sought treatment at a professional facility. This is an admirable step towards restoring sanity and peace to your life, and it is important to ensure you will be able to focus entirely on your recovery while you are in treatment. To this end, there are a few things you should do to prepare for a stay in residential treatment prior to admittance in order to maximize your immersion in the treatment program.

The responsibilities of adulthood do not end simply because we admit ourselves to an inpatient treatment program, and you would be doing yourself and your peace of mind a disservice by not proactively handling these obligations prior to entering treatment. Most recurring bills, such as a mortgage, utility, or cell phone bills can be set up with automatic payments, removing the need for action on your part so you can focus on your recovery free from concerns about the state of your finances.

Besides fiscal obligations, you likely have employment and perhaps even familial responsibilities which need to be accounted for prior to your entering treatment. For salaried employees an employer is required by law to offer what is known as Family/Medical Leave of Absence. This enables you to keep your job and insurance coverage while taking the required time off to complete substance abuse treatment. As for your family responsibilities, you should explain to your loved ones you need to take time for yourself in order to get to a place in life where you can handle the responsibilities they have placed on you. If they love you, they will understand and respect your needs and will pick up the slack in your absence.

Entering substance abuse treatment is an excellent first step towards achieving sobriety and serenity in life. There is a right way to go about entry to a treatment center, and this involves taking some preemptive action in order to ensure the concerns of the outside world do not invade your mind while you are receiving treatment. This is not too tall and order for you to handle with the help of family and loved ones, and is well worth the effort to ensure you get the most out of your time in substance abuse treatment. At Evolutions, we understand the significance of this decision, and our Admissions Counselors are standing by around the clock to help you make certain you have fully prepared yourself to enter treatment. Call us at 833-818-3031 and let us help you enter treatment the right way so you are best prepared to achieve sobriety!


Evolutions is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center located in beautiful South Florida. Our holistic approach to addiction treatment centers around addressing and healing the underlying issues at the root of addiction, rather than merely medicating symptoms away.

Our treatment program includes individual and group-based therapy to help clients understand and manage their symptoms and emotions.

If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, alcoholism, or any co-occurring disorders please call us at (833) 818-3031 or visit www.evolutionstreatment.com