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I Don’t Want to Go to Rehab

I Don’t Want To Go To Rehab

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I don’t want to go to rehab, they tried to make me go to rehab, I said no, no, no……..

Amy Winehouse

The song ‘Rehab‘ by Amy Winehouse tends to resonate strongly with those of us who eventually found our way into treatment. We can remember what it was like to be completely resistant to even the suggestion that we needed that kind of help. We all had our ‘no, no, no..’ period. Along with Amy in the song, there were also many of us who were once convinced, “there’s nothing you can teach me”. It turns out we were wrong, and rehab was exactly what we needed.

When I hear the song by Amy Winehouse, I feel sad as she will now never get the chance. But I also wonder how many people who struggle with addiction feel the same as Amy did, and what can Hope do to help. I personally can relate as there were so many times I needed rehab but was not ready and has endless excuses or reasons.

Simon Mott – Founder of Hope Rehab Thailand

Why Don’t You Want to Go to Rehab?

One of the symptoms of addiction is denial (see below), and this means that our resistance to rehab is to be expected. Of course, most of us will be able to come up with more solid and plausible reasons for not going, but it usually turns out that these don’t make much sense given the seriousness of our situation. In the rest of this post we will examine some of the most common reasons we give for not wanting to go to rehab.

Reasons to Not Want to Go to Rehab

If someone had given me the chance to go to Thailand and do my rehab, I would have grabbed it with both hands no matter what. Coming to Thailand is one thing but having the privilege to join the Hope rehab program and get my recovery would have been a dream. Unfortunately, I did not have the choice, so I opted for a state provided facility and finally got clean. I made no mistake, I am eternally grateful for my recovery, and all my rehab experience has helped me perfect the Hope rehab program

Simon Mott – Founder of Hope Rehab Thailand

There will always be a ‘good’ reason not to go to rehab, but this just means we remain stuck in an increasingly painful situation. If you continue to have doubts, a member of our team will be happy to have a chat with you (don’t worry there is no commitment involved – just a chat). Contact us now to find out more.

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