Making the decision to go to rehab is a very important one for your future. It should be made with a clear focus on your own goals and expectations. You need to do this for yourself. Yet, many people find themselves unable to make that decision because they are worried about what others will think or how they will be treated when they get home.
Remember, the most important thing about recovery is creating confidence in yourself and overcoming your battles. You can do that best when you are in a location that offers top notch care like America’s Rehab Campuses. When you work to build confidence and overcome your addiction, you can hold your head high for what you have accomplished.
Do You Have to Tell Your Employer About Rehab?
There is no rule that says you have to tell your employer that you are entering rehab. More so, if you decide to take the Family Medical Leave Act, you only need to communicate with the human resource apartment about what you need to take time off for, such as a personal health matter. Again, you do not have to provide specifics.
Keep in mind that this law gives you up to 12 weeks of time, unpaid, away from your job. Your employer must maintain your benefits throughout that time. They also cannot replace you or eliminate your position. There are eligibility requirements for FMLA but for those who do qualify, this is the ideal way to get away from work while protecting your position without having to provide a lot of information about what is happening.
You also do not have to tell any of the other employees about your decision to get rehab. The chances are good that they know that you are struggling and need help. Yet, you never have to state what is happening.
What About Everyone Else?
When you make the decision to enter inpatient rehab, you are going to be away from your family and friends for some time. You may still have some contact with those closest to you, but for the most part, you will be stepping away.
In these situations, make the decision to tell a person about what is happening to you based on your relationship with them.
- Do you believe this person will support you through the process or hold you back?
- Do you feel they would judge you or otherwise treat you differently if you went to rehab? Then don’t tell them.
- Is it likely that they will find out and may be hurt that you didn’t trust them to tell them? That’s a decision to make based on how important this relationship is to you.
Remember that this is your journey and your private battle. As a result, you want to make the best decisions for your situation. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people who enter rehab to have to break off some ties with others who cannot support their recovery. It is also possible that you may need to work to reestablish your confidence once you leave in some relationships.
Focus on the Benefits
Enrolling in drug treatment programs at America’s Rehab Campuses creates opportunities for you. If you continue on the path you are on now, you may be showing others that you are struggling with addiction. They will know. If you take steps to get help now, though, you are able to finally improve your quality of life and future.
Don’t make decisions about who you should tell or not tell based solely on what you think they need. Instead, focus on what you need. You will be proud of all that you have accomplished in recovery and want to tell others about it. Yet, it is always your decision to make if you do. Your privacy is always protected.
Learn More About the Help We Offer
Call our team at America’s Rehab Campuses to start learning more about the type of care we can offer you. You’ll find that now is the best time for you to start on this path, no matter what anyone else thinks about the decision to do so.