Disconnecting from the internet and friends is important during treatment. However, they may choose to call you for support and encouragement once you get further along. We allow our clients to make phone calls, but we also want their focus to be on their treatment and changing the direction of their life for the better.
If they do call you, remember that it is important to have positive and healthy conversation with your loved one; have a conversation that is geared towards understanding and supporting them in their struggle to overcome addiction. Try to refrain from unhealthy conversations that may put more added stress on you and your loved one during this difficult time.
Your loved one may be filled with negativity about being deprived from their drug of choice. Keep in mind that after numbing themselves with drugs and Alcohol for an extensive period of time, emotions, especially anger and irritability, should be expected. Getting involved in your loved one’s treatment is more than making yourself available for phone calls; it’s about being able to be there for your loved one, with an open heart and mind.