Looking for rehab programs Northern VA folks can turn to when they are fighting addiction is a brave step. It is a decision that will lead to many questions, and it is also a choice that should be supported. Many people have questions, “Like how long does rehab last?” or, “Can I work and attend rehab?” It is important that these individuals have someone to stand beside them as they decide to seek rehab.
How Long Does Rehab Last Exactly?
So how long does rehab last? How long is alcohol rehab or a detox program? One of the reasons it is wise to not engage that question is because there isn’t an exact answer. We employ and use the 12-step program here and each step is based on each individual. There is no timetable for these steps, and as they often say in the rooms of AA, “We preach progress, not perfection.”
We also have to be thoughtful to not disregard the fears of the friend, family member, or coworker struggling with addiction. Questions such as how long does rehab take or can I work while going to rehab are real concerns. We know that the most important thing is helping those we care about beat the disease of addiction, but their concerns need to be validated. The voice of addiction can be deafening, and many people find themselves feeling hopeless and unheard. Validating their concerns is a way of telling someone fighting addiction that they aren’t alone, that they are seen and heard.
Hope Leads to Recovery
If someone asks about rehab, about how long it lasts or about an addiction recovery program, stay positive and be encouraging. If someone thinks they might need a recovery program or is asking questions about rehab, chances are about 99 percent certain they do.
When someone reaches out to you about addiction, there is one thing they need more than anything else – hope. It is the hope that life can be better, it is the hope that addiction doesn’t have to control their lives that lead to recovery. It is that kind of hope that gives people the strength they need to take that step and make that decision.
Recovery is One Hope Away
The disease of addiction is dangerous, and when left to its own devices, it is deadly. The great news is that there are answers and hope in recovery. We see people every day who come with nothing but hope, often only the slimmest of hopes. But that is all they need and all they needed to make the call.
If you or someone you love and care about is fighting the disease of addiction, there is help and hope available. You don’t have to fight the disease of addiction alone, and people who care are waiting for you to call. Did that sound like hope, people who care? If it did, then make that call because your new life and your recovery is one hope away. Call Sagebrush in Northern Virginia now at 866.488.1156 and let us help make your hope of recovery a reality.