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Fear of Treatment

The decision to enter treatment for a drug or alcohol problem can scare anyone. In fact, it is a common reason for not seeking treatment at all. The decision to enter treatment is the scariest part. Congratulations on getting this far.

The truth is the decision to find treatment is the first courageous step on the journey. Your hope for a new life should be applauded. Fear of the unknown is scary for everyone, so here are some things you can expect during treatment.


The word itself sends shivers through any addict. How will I make it through? How bad is it going to be?

Medication-assisted detox can help you get through the physical and emotional symptoms of withdrawal. At the Addictions Treatment Center at Prairie View, registered nurses perform assessments throughout the day, closely monitoring your symptoms so that treatment medications can be individualized and best meet your needs.

Daily Schedule

The schedule varies from day-to-day, but as part of your treatment you can expect group, individual and family therapy at a frequency that meets your needs.  You can also expect to participate in expressive therapy (art and writing), mindfulness, emotional regulation, fitness groups, yoga, and education groups to help you learn more about addiction and strategies for maintaining sobriety.  There is also free time for you to relax, unwind and reflect on the things you’re learning.

We have staff available 24 hours a day to assist in meeting your specific needs in recovery.


Your privacy is as important to us as it is to you. It is our primary motivation for keeping our treatment center small and exclusive. Your presence in treatment is never disclosed to anyone without your permission.

There are many misperceptions about addiction and we understand your concerns about the potential professional and personal consequences of your decision. We can help you develop a plan for talking with key relationships about your addiction and recovery.

We recognize the decision to seek treatment is a personal and difficult one.  Confidentiality is a priority to us.


Your treatment plan is unique to you.  We don’t have a “one size fits all” model.  Our medical team includes psychiatrists, therapists, registered nurses and addictions specialists. After meeting you, a treatment plan is created that meets your individual needs.

Treatment at the Addictions Treatment Center allows you access to our therapists who are masters prepared, meaning you now have a clinician, not only with expertise in addiction treatment but who can diagnose and treat underlying issues of addiction such a depression, anxiety and PTSD.  You also have your medications managed by a psychiatrist. When these co-occurring disorders are treated properly, you have greater success in your recovery.

Fear is a powerful emotion and not easily overcome. The comment we hear most from our clients shortly after their arrival is, “This isn’t as bad as I thought it would be.” We are here to walk with you on your journey and offer you the treatment that will allow you the best chance of success. To learn more, contact us at 800-992-6292.