Knowing what to expect at rehab can calm any anxiety you may have. The first day or two may be unsettling for some people, as being in a new environment with people you don’t really know can spike the nerves.
We want you to know right off the bat that we understand and we’re here to extend kindness and compassion. We’ll do all we can to make the transition into rehab as smooth as possible. If you have a particular concern that’s not addressed here, please reach out. We’d be happy to discuss this with you.
Here are some things you can expect upon arriving at the Vancouver rehab facility:
When you arrive at the rehab facility, we will give you (and your family if present) a tour of the facility and you’ll meet any staff that’s present. You’ll then be given a few minutes to say goodbye to your family. You’ll give us your suitcase and/or bags so we can search for them. If you abided by the “to bring/not-to-bring” list, all should be fine on that end. If we do find something that’s not allowed on the premises, we’ll take it and return it to you at the end of your stay.
You’ll then be able to go to your room so you can unpack your things and rest until the “meet and greet” session that’s pre-scheduled. There, you’ll have a chance to meet your fellow peers that are in the recovery program and sign up for one-on-one counselling so you can begin working on any issues you’re having.
It’s likely you’ll be missing your loved ones by the end of the first day or so. Know that we will contact them for you and let them know that you’re doing alright.
Any recovery program involves some effort and work. No doubt you’ll have some great days and some not-so-great days. After all, the recovery path is a zig-zagging line that does have some ups and downs. Your days and evenings will be tailored to your recovery treatment plan and will include time for meetings, individual counselling, mealtime, chore time, activity time, and free time.
One thing is for sure:
We’re committed to helping you day in and day out be the best you can be in recovery – and life in general.
We promise to: