Phone access in treatment is sometimes authorized at some point in treatment, though typically it’s forbidden in the initial week or so whilst the patient goes through withdrawals. The individual likewise needs time to adapt to the treatment plan, and this can best be attained without having disruptions such as telephone accessibility.
Another thing to consider is contact with adverse influences or the patient fueling already strained relationships by talking before they have done sufficient self-evaluation and restorative healing. It is best for the patient that contact be put off until the patient is in a more suitable place physically, mentally and emotionally.
Limiting phone accessibility is not a punishment or even attempt and imprison and separate individuals. It is simply about helping the individual to give the most effective chance of recovery. One downside to telephone accessibility and contact with the external world may be individuals finding techniques for finding their substance of preference snuck directly into the actual rehab center. Restricting telephone access up until the patient reaches a specific condition in healing, provides help in cutting the risk of this happening.