Addiction usually gets worse over time. Living with untreated addiction can lead to worsening consequences for your mental and physical health, safety, opportunities, and relationships. So why do many people put off getting the help they need until it’s too late?
People give many reasons for not getting the help they need to put addiction behind them. At Moving Mountains Recovery, we know that people have better outcomes and can get to the life they want faster if they get help as soon as possible. Contact our admission specialists today for more information about starting one of our holistic treatment programs.
Five Reasons to Go to Rehab Now Instead of Later
Comprehensive, holistic addiction treatment programs can set people on a new path toward a healthier future. Here are five reasons to go to rehab now instead of later.
1. To be the best version of yourself for your loved ones
Living with addiction is hard. Substance abuse takes a toll on your physical and mental health. It keeps you from making healthy choices in all aspects of your life–including your relationships.
Many people with addiction isolate themselves from their loved ones in favor of spending time alone using drugs or alcohol–or with others who abuse substances. Addiction takes a lot of people’s energy. Many spend so much time getting, using, and recovering from using substances that everything else fades away. Work, relationships, and hobbies take a backseat to using drugs and alcohol.
While addiction affects the people living with it in significant ways, it also impacts the lives of their loved ones and communities. One of the best reasons to go to rehab now instead of later? To become the best possible version of yourself for the important people in your life.
2. Insurance will cover the cost
People give many reasons for not going to rehab, but one of the most common concerns is how they’ll pay for treatment. Detox and rehab can be significant costs, but nothing compares to the cost of addiction.
Thanks to the 2010 Affordable Care Act, insurance companies must cover the cost of mental health care and addiction treatment. Plans vary, so it’s crucial to check the details of your plan before beginning treatment. But private and state-funded insurance plans are likely to cover the costs associated with a wide range of substance abuse treatment programs at all levels of care. This can give people the confidence to seek treatment for addiction without worrying about how to pay for it.
3. You’ll keep finding new excuses
You will always be able to find new reasons not to go to rehab. You may bring up concerns about paying for treatment, try to find the perfect time to go, or deny that you even need treatment–that you can stop on your own when the time is right. Addiction treatment is a significant investment of time and energy. At times, the work will be uncomfortable. It can feel hard to commit to rehab–and so easy to find excuses not to go now.
But addiction usually worsens over time, meaning waiting to treat it could harm your health and relationships more. One of the biggest benefits when you go to rehab now instead of later is that you’ll be done sooner.
4. You may save money
Many people say that worrying about paying for treatment keeps them from getting the help they need to recover from addiction. But waiting to go to rehab can actually cost more in the long run. Paying for drugs and alcohol, missing work or losing a job, and legal fees can add up over time. Waiting to go to rehab can also give your addiction time to grow–meaning that you require a longer time in treatment or a higher level of care later.
If you go to rehab now instead of later, you can get the help you need before the addiction worsens and requires more intensive treatment. You’ll save money on treatment and avoid losing more time, money, and memories to your addiction.
5. Rehab is flexible
Rehab facilities are not one-size-fits-all. Instead, there are many types of treatment programs offered at every level of care, including:
- Outpatient treatment
- Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs)
- Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs)
- Inpatient and residential treatment programs
Some rehab programs serve the LGBTQ+ community, gender-specific treatment, faith-based rehab, holistic treatment, and many others. Some programs allow parents to bring children and offer childcare services. Others allow people to complete treatment in the evening or on weekends so they can continue to work or care for family members.
Federal laws, including the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and HIPAA, protect your healthcare information from others–including your employer–and allow you to control who knows about your time in rehab. This can help you stay in control of your information while you get the life-changing treatment you need to recover from your addiction.
Addiction keeps you from living the life you choose. Instead of setting goals, reaching for new opportunities, and moving forward, you live the life addiction picks for you–and you may find yourself stuck there for a long time.
Find Help Now
We believe that everyone living with an addiction deserves caring, compassionate treatment. If you or someone you love needs treatment to overcome drug and alcohol addiction, contact the Moving Mountains Recovery admissions specialists to learn more about starting one of our holistic programs.