Phone access in rehab is normally granted in the course of therapy, though typically it is restricted in the initial week or so whilst the individual goes through withdrawals. The individual additionally needs time to adapt to the treatment plan, and this can best be attained without having distractions such as telephone access.
Another consideration is contact with adverse influences or the patient fueling already damaged relationships by communicating before they’ve done enough self-evaluation and restorative healing. It is best for the individual that contact be put off until the patient is at a more suitable place physically, mentally and emotionally.
Reducing telephone accessibility isn’t a punishment or even attempt and imprison and separate individuals. It is simply about helping the individual to give the very best possibility of recovery. One downside to telephone access and contact with the external world has long been patients finding techniques for getting their substance of choice snuck directly into the particular treatment center. Reducing telephone access up until the patient reaches a specific status in recovery, helps in reducing the chance of this occurring.