Many rehabs have a rule in place during the beginning of treatment that limits the patient’s communication with the outside world. The prospect of this can cause some anxiety in patients, though many end up finding peace during this period or relative solitude.
Find Peace in the Silence
Navigating one’s way through addiction and recovery is exhausting, emotional, and often dramatic. Take this time to yourself and get some space from the stresses of your friends and family.
Meet and Talk to People Who Understand What You Are Experiencing
Talking to others who are going through the same thing as you can be a great way to get support and learn from others. Sharing your experiences and lending an ear to others are great ways to relieve stress and feel more positive. You aren’t alone in this!
Give Relationships a Reset
Relationships can take a destructive turn before the time comes to face rehab. The blackout period can be a good opportunity to cool off and recognize changes that need to be made.
Make the Most of Your Time
Time without communication with the outside world can sound scary, but it can also be thought of as an opportunity to reset and start fresh. Enjoy the quiet, make new friends, and let relationships heal. You aren’t alone!