Content medically reviewed by Vicky Magobet, PMHNP-BC, on December 10. 2022.
Although substance abuse treatment programs provide care and support for members, loneliness in rehab is common. Many people in addiction treatment find homesickness to be one of the most challenging obstacles they face.
Fortunately, it is possible to cope with and overcome homesickness during treatment. Once you learn how to deal with missing home, you can complete your treatment program successfully and focus on your recovery.
Going to inpatient rehab has various benefits that may help you start on the journey to recovery. Inpatient rehab provides a controlled environment free of distractions. Pursuing recovery means leaving behind problematic triggers, including people, places and belongings, so this type of controlled environment is essential.
Many people deal with homesickness in rehab because they don't have their normal support group to lean on when they feel lonely. Some find it helpful to seek support from other program members dealing with similar struggles. These people may become long-term supporters after treatment ends.
You can deal with homesickness in rehab by:
If you or someone you care about feels homesick in rehab, trust the team of skilled professionals at Diamond House Detox to guide you toward wellness and recovery. We offer inpatient treatment programs and specialize in co-occurring disorders or the combination of mental illness and substance use. All of our clients have access to a Marriage Family Therapist, Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Medical Assistants, Nurses and an Addiction Psychiatrist.
Our compassionate team will help you overcome homesickness in rehab with individualized care for medications and aftercare plans that focus on mental health and substance use. At Diamond House Detox, you'll also have access to a chef and private rooms, as well as on-site support meetings and group therapy.