Essentially, consider whether the person is likely to be respectful of your decision or if they might (intentionally or not) make you feel bad or strange for going to rehab. If you need to have a conversation about rehab with someone potentially toxic, mentally prepare yourself first. Remember that you are making a valid, respectable, and evidence-based choice to try and recover from a serious problem. Do not let anyone make you think otherwise.
Understand What You Want From the Conversation
Rehab is about doing what is best for your own physical and mental health. It is more than acceptable to view others, like a spouse or child, as a motivator to try and overcome addiction, but at the same time, this is going to be a personal journey that should be tailored to what will help you most.
Even well-meaning people may try to talk to you in a manner that seems irritating, inappropriate and invasive. It is essential to try and control the conversation. Telling someone you don’t really want to talk about a certain topic or that something is private is okay.
At the same time, there may be important people in your life you want to keep informed. Be honest about your decision with those you feel comfortable talking with. Just make sure you consider what was discussed above. Do not let those close to you push you away from the choice to enter rehab. Stand firm in your decision.