Preparing for Treatment When You Are Unsure


You’ve decided to enter an addiction recovery treatment program but have several concerns. You might be worried about how your family will handle you being gone for a period of time. You might also worry about all your responsibilities being taken care of while you are gone.

During your recovery, focusing solely on getting better will benefit you. Here at Choice House, we want to reassure you that it’s okay if every loose end is not tied up before entering treatment. That might not be possible, as we know some people lead very full lives. The critical thing to remember is that you are making the right choice by entering treatment. 

Making Sure Everything Is Taken Care Of

Most people have specific responsibilities in their life that need to be put on hold during treatment. They could include jobs, bills, pets, or a multitude of other things. However, there are many ways that you can give yourself peace of mind. For those with pets, you may consider asking a loved one to keep them during your treatment. Most areas also have a pet housing service, where pets can stay for an allotted time for a fee. If you have an apartment and are worried about rent, you could offer to sublet it to a friend or another party. 

Going into treatment may have you nervous about how your employer might react. This is a genuine concern, but the critical thing to remember is that the worse your addiction gets, the more it will affect all areas of your life — including your job. It is better to get the help you need and not worry about your career for the time being.

What Do I Need to Bring?

Many people wonder what types of essentials they will need to bring to a treatment facility. The types of amenities you receive in treatment all depends on the facility in which you enter. However, there are certain essentials everyone should bring along just in case.

It might be a good idea to have a few sets of clothes and some toiletries on hand. Things like toothbrushes, soap, and shampoo may be included with your treatment program, though you should ask about them first. Make sure you ask about a laundry facility as well — many treatment centers may have somewhere to wash your clothes, so you don’t have to pack too much.

Don’t bring too much! While you may want to bring several outfits and other non-essential things from your home, it is essential to pack light. Make sure you know the facility’s electronic policies. You want to ensure you are not packing anything you may not be allowed to have. You are going into treatment to focus on recovery. You don’t need to bring anything that might distract you from this goal. 

What Happens During Treatment?

Now that you know what to take care of before entering treatment, you might be worried about what happens when you enter treatment. You might be concerned about how you’ll get along with other patients or staff members. To help prevent this anxiety, make sure you are entering a treatment program that is suited to your needs. For example, we specifically provide treatment to men at Choice House, which we believe provides a more comfortable setting. This setting allows our patients to feel at ease, making it easier to open up during therapy and other programs. 

For the most part, treatment programs may involve a series of programs designed to help you through your recovery. These programs can include group therapies, art therapy, music therapy, and more. Again, the type of treatment you receive will significantly depend on where you decide to begin your recovery. 

What to Expect at Choice House

If you are considering Choice House, then you’ll be happy to know we offer views of our living spaces and other facilities on our website. They are designed for patients’ comfort and healing.

If you are taking part in our 90-Day treatment program, you can expect three phases involving weekly therapies, Rocky Mountains trips, gym time, and more. We also provide several classes and different types of therapies that may help you find a new passion.  

During your stay at Choice House, you will have a schedule of fun activities that heavily involve being outdoors. It is a fact that spending time outdoors is great for both mental and physical health, and where better to be outdoors than the beautiful area of Boulder, Colorado? You can expect hikes with amazing views of the majestic Rocky Mountains, fishing in the Colorado wilderness, skiing, and much more. 


Preparing to go into addiction recovery treatment can be a frightening process. You might need to take care of any financial responsibilities or find someone to take care of your possessions while you are away. While you may not know what to expect from treatment, you’ve made the right decision, and we would love to have you at Choice House! Thanks to our treatment center’s location in Boulder, Colorado, we offer some of the best opportunities for outdoor therapy. Through our therapy sessions, which also include group meetings and art therapy, you will be able to discover things about yourself and form life-long friendships. We offer a sober living facility that includes private rooms, a game room, several meeting rooms, and more. Our primary focus is your recovery, so our staff and community will be with you every step of the way. To get started, contact Choice House today at (720) 577-4422.