Below are common ways to deal with your loved one entering treatment. By providing emotional support, family members can help those struggling with addiction to recover by encouraging the loved one to maintain sobriety.
First, your loved one needs to adjust to the routine of treatment life and feel better. Quite often it takes the first week to adapt to treatment life and be restored to primary health.
Second, your loved one will be going through a lot of assessments and evaluation sessions. These assessments take a lot of time. They are crucial to determining the best treatment.
Third, it takes time for your loved one to begin to trust their counselor and to open up.
Addiction treatment is a delicate process. It typically takes at least a week to establish a real pattern.
Once the initial waiting period is over, most rehabs offer visitation hours. Visitors may have to be approved by a counselor and added to a visitors list in order to visit. Check your center’s policies to ensure your loved ones meet the necessary requirements for visitation.