Can You Send Mail To A Loved One In Rehab?

When a person you love takes part in drug rehab, you’ll want to show your unwavering support for their decision. Although there are group activities in rehab, hearing from a loved one can provide joy. This is why sending mail to your friend or family member in rehab can be beneficial.

Keeping touch with a loved one during their stay at a rehab center is likely top-of-mind for family members and friends. Sending a letter or care package is one way to stay in touch.

Can You Send Mail To A Loved One In Rehab?

Since maintaining a strong and secure support system is important to the addiction treatment process, sending mail to a loved one at a rehab facility is likely allowed

While some treatment facilities may be more strict than others, your loved one in rehab can benefit from hearing from friends and family, knowing they have support at home.

Whether you send a letter or a care package, you show your loved one you are still there for them.

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Preparing A Care Package 

The admissions team who helps your loved one upon entering rehab will determine if any items were forgotten. For instance, your friend or family member may have forgotten their favorite brand of toothpaste.

This is an opportunity for you to speak with the treatment provider to learn what items you can place in a care package. Necessary toiletries as well as photos from home can be beneficial to your loved one’s well-being.

Other Ways To Support A Loved One In Rehab

To further assist a loved one throughout their recovery journey, there are some actions you can take as long as they coincide with policies provided by the addiction treatment center.

Take Part In Therapy Sessions 

If allowed and part of a treatment program for your loved one, consider a hands-on approach by visiting the facility to take part in group therapy sessions or family therapy. 

If your loved one makes a request or if the rehab program suggests therapy as part of the treatment plan, consider making a trip to the treatment facility to take part in therapy and learn more about your loved one’s experience.

Make Phone Calls

Although cell phones may be restricted or monitored, a person in inpatient rehab will still likely be able to make phone calls with loved ones who are part of their support system. As part of residential treatment, your loved one may provide a list of phone numbers and contact information.

By speaking with your family member or loved one during their substance abuse treatment, you can provide support.

Addiction Treatment Options

The healing process can take on many forms in drug or alcohol rehab. Depending on the severity of your loved one’s drug abuse, an extensive treatment program may be required.

Medical Detox

If your loved one requires medical detox due to their drug or alcohol addiction, you may not be able to speak with them during this time. This is because detox rids the body of harmful toxins and can be unpleasant.

In fact, withdrawal symptoms can take place during the detox process. If this occurs, healthcare professionals will monitor them.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

A variety of therapy options can be found at rehab centers including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). When your loved one participates in therapy sessions, they hear from others who face similar struggles with drug addiction.

Other therapy options include individual, group, and family therapy. Your loved one may find it easier to discuss their drug use with you while in an inpatient setting.

Aftercare Resources

To maintain sobriety, it’s important to continue the recovery process. Once a rehab program is completed, your loved one can consider aftercare services which include sober living homes and 12-step programs such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) or Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Additionally, your loved one or family member can take advantage of the numerous support group options available. Continued therapy is recommended.

At Ohio Recovery Center, we provide a stable and peaceful environment for your loved one struggling with drug use. We offer comprehensive treatment options, evidence-based care, and medical detoxification.

Contact us today to speak with a member of our staff who can help you and your loved one find the right treatment plan necessary for their recovery.

  1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

Published on: January 8, 2024

© 2024 Ohio Recovery Center | All Rights Reserved

* This page does not provide medical advice.

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