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Deciding to get help for your struggles with drugs or alcohol is a significant and brave step. You have taken a massive step towards leading a healthy and happy life. Many people get nervous before attending rehab or treatment. You may feel frightened when stepping outside of your comfort zone. When you do not know precisely what will happen, it can be easy to feel anxious. Find comfort in knowing that mental health professionals are there with the only goal of helping you through your struggles and setting you up for success. If you find yourself getting nervous about attending treatment, here are a few pointers to keep in mind. 


Be Honest


When attending treatment, one of the main things you have to do is be honest. A mental health professional cannot help you unless you are open and honest. If you are struggling to open up and feel comfortable, then say that. Your comfort is essential, and some situations can be changed to make you feel more secure and ready to share. 


Engage With Others


Contribute to conversations, add your opinions, and tell your stories. When you engage with others, it will help you to form connections and friendships. As you create relationships with others in treatment, you will begin to feel a sense of belonging. That sense of belonging can help you to find the courage to face your challenges head-on and work through any struggle before you.


Respect Your Peers


Treatment can be a stressful time. You are facing trauma, struggles, and challenges that you may not want to face. When you feel stressed, you may not be as friendly or kind as you usually are. While you are going through treatment, always stay respectful of everyone around you.


Attending treatment for substance abuse challenges is amazing. It can be difficult and scary to make that big step and ask for help. Once you begin your treatment, always remember to be open and honest about what you are experiencing. At The Guest House, we are here to help make your treatment experience as comfortable as possible. We are a group of professionals ready to help you work through your struggles and reach your goals. There is nothing to worry about; we will help you along each step of the way. Call us today at (855) 483-7800 to learn more about our treatment options.