Be Open to Connecting with Your Rehab Roomie

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

When you go to rehab one of the most important things you can do might be one of the hardest. When dealing with addiction you may have secluded yourself. Many addicts end up isolating themselves away from their friends and loved ones. Shame is a prime reason that addicts fall into alcohol abuse or drug abuse. This is the main reason for isolation.


Birds of a Feather

When you go to rehab though, you’ll be surrounded by a lot of other people who have, very likely, been doing the same thing to their friends and loved ones. You very well may be placed in a room with them. Here’s the hard part. Don’t shut down around them. It can be hard, I know, but try to relate. If you’re anything like I am, something that seems like forced community makes me roll my eyes and I often actively avoid the situation. *Don’t be like me*  Rehab facilities place people with roommates because they want you to have a support system. What you’re about to do is incredibly difficult. It’s emotionally exhausting, physically difficult and even logistically complicated. It helps to have different levels of support. Your doctors and clinicians offer you physical support. Your roommate and group therapy colleagues can offer you emotional and community support.


Talk to the Staff

If you’re concerned about if your roommate will be a good fit for you, feel free to ask your alcohol or drug rehab center how they choose roommate assignments. Your rehab roommate can be a solid source of support during rehab. And you may even make a life one friend.


If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction in the Florida area, it’s time to seek out help for Oxycodone treatment, drug abuse and alcohol addiction. Through our replacement therapy or whatever ends up being the best drug rehab for you, you can work through your trauma and addiction and you can come out the other side ready to do the hard work of a successful and sober life.


Call us today to learn more and have any of your rehab questions answered at (866) 971-5531.


Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Brittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is the Assistant Clinical Director at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.