Benefits of Keeping in Touch With Loved Ones During Rehab
Before entering drug or alcohol rehab, many people ask, can you talk to your family during rehab? At WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab, we understand the importance of having access to the support and connection with loved ones and friends at home while you’re in rehab. You’re able to bring your cell phone and laptop into recovery with you at our locations.
Throughout your rehab treatment program, you’ll learn about the importance of focusing on your recovery. You’ll be encouraged to practice healthy levels of self-care, which can be great for boosting self-esteem and confidence.
You’ll also attend a variety of counseling sessions designed to begin addressing some of the underlying reasons behind your substance abuse issues. You’re also encouraged to attend and participate in group support meetings regularly too.
While all of the focus in your treatment program is all on your recovery, it’s also essential to stay connected with family and loved ones back home too.
Perhaps one of the most significant benefits of having access to cell phones in rehab is allowing you to communicate with people in your life.
Staying in touch with the outside world can help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation while allowing family members to offer their support when you need it. Being able to say hi to a friend or loved one when you’re feeling vulnerable can provide an important level of emotional support.
Are Cell Phones and Laptops Allowed in Rehab?
Yes, you are allowed to bring your laptop and cell phone to rehab with you at our drug rehab centers. However, you may need to leave them in your room throughout the day while attending scheduled therapy sessions or group support meetings.
When your sessions are done for the day, you’re able to use your cell phone or laptop in your room. Having access to the internet via a laptop or iPad while you’re in rehab can allow you to keep up with the latest news and current events. It may also be a great way to reach out to sober online communities or online group meetings for additional support in the evenings.
Some people may also need to stay connected to their school to receive or upload homework while they’re in rehab, so having access to a cell phone, laptop or iPad could mean continuing to study without falling behind.
WhiteSands Philosophy: “A Comfortable Guest Makes a Successful Patient”
At WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab, we understand that people are more receptive to treatments if they feel comfortable and relaxed. You’ll have access to your own private room, and there is plenty of downtime between treatments and counseling sessions for you to begin exploring new sober activities.
Our entire focus involves helping you discover your path to a healthy recovery during drug or alcohol rehab. A big part of your recovery consists of creating new daily routines and activities that allow you to enjoy your sober lifestyle long after leaving alcohol rehab.
If you begin establishing healthy routines while in drug rehab, you’re more likely to find it easier to stick with those patterns and schedules once you return to independent living.
Having access to a cell phone or laptop at the end of the day can be ideal for reaching out and staying connected to loved ones. Of course, if you’re connected to the internet, you can also use your device to reach out to online support communities that can be ideal for helping you maintain your motivation to stay sober.
If you have any concerns or questions about using cell phones, laptops, or iPads while you or someone you know is in rehab, contact WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab today. We’re always happy to answer any questions you might have.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.