How should I contact my loved one in the recovery process?

A loved one has entered a drug and alcohol recovery center and you’re unsure of how to stay in contact. This is understandable, the recovery period can take quite a bit of time and you know your loved one will be busy going through the treatment process. However, it’s important to remember that their entry into a rehabilitation center is just the beginning of a brighter future for everyone involved. So despite your fears of losing contact– or simply not talking enough– it’s also good to remember what they need as well as the information on how you can stay in touch.

Recovery means they need some time to themselves.

Anyone who’s taken the first step towards recovery can tell you just how difficult it can be. It requires a lot of time, energy, and determination to get through. And so to focus on those things, it’s important for them to focus on healing both physically and mentally. So while some contact is fine, remember that people need time to themselves in order to properly recover.

We encourage visitation during the available hours.

Many rehabilitation centers offer scheduled hours for phone calls. Here at Phoenix Recovery Center, we have phone privileges offered every Saturday from 8 AM to 2 PM. And while additional calls can be made at the discretion of the counselors, the given amount of time to talk is roughly 10 minutes. There are no cell phones allowed within the facilities, so everyone in the recovery process are provided with a phone to use when speaking to family or friends.

We permit letters for those in recovery.

Phoenix Recovery Center allows everyone to receive mail; however, the contents are reviewed prior to determine whether they are appropriate for those recovering from addiction.

Call Phoenix Recovery Center if you require treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

We prioritize professional rehabilitation for anyone suffering from alcohol and drug addiction in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. Our facility is safe, clean, and supported by an excellent team ready to help. We give you the knowledge, tools, and support system necessary to help end addiction. It’s important to us to help you pursue sobriety, stay clean, live your life happily and addiction free. We work with both individuals and families in order to end the cycle of addiction and establish an aftercare process for patients once they leave our care.