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The journey to recovery is worth the pain endured through the process.
When a loved one, friend, or even co-worker is suffering from addiction, there is no stronger desire than to help them recover.

However much an outsider wants the addict to return to sobriety, though, the addict is the one who must make the decision to undergo the process of recovery.  Sometimes the decision is taken away from the addict by the courts.  Most often, the addict hits bottom and the family of the addict has an opportunity to get their loved one professional treatment.

In the moments leading to the patient’s admittance to a recovery program, there are a few logistical concerns that families often deal with.  Not being intimately familiar with the treatment and recovery process, and in some cases these issues cause a delay that results in the patient not reaching a treatment facility.  The window of opportunity to get a patient to recovery can be small, and health concerns can make the transition even more complex.  In order to take advantage of whatever opportunity presents itself, prepare for the transition to a recovery program.

Know that the best recovery programs will offer to transport your loved one to their treatment facility.  This is by no means required, but in some situations, when the person is incapacitated, or in areas where private cars are not as common, it can be a very welcome blessing and remove any obstacle from the path to recovery.

The patient who is headed for recovery should bring some things along.  Any prescription medications should be bagged and sent on in their original bottles.  If the treatment program the patient is entering is to be residential, the patient will have an opportunity to have their clothes cleaned or to do their laundry, so the best packing strategy will provide one week (seven days) worth of outfits. The clothing should be comfortable.  No extra fancy clothing, expensive jewelry or heirloom goods should be brought to recovery.  The patient should be able to be out and about in the recovery population, and in comfortable clothing.

Packing recreational items like cell phones, laptop computers or tablets, books, magazines and other things the patient might use in their free time at home is fine.  Be prepared for these goods to be secured upon the patient’s arrival at the recovery treatment center.  The professionals helping your loved one into sobriety will determine when the patient is ready to use these items, and how often. This may sound harsh or isolationist, but the point of a recovery treatment program is to enable the patient to recover themselves physically and psychologically, and to develop the skills and strong foundation necessary to stay out of the way of addiction in the future.  The people who are experienced and trained in the best way for to treat addiction are really the professionals in this area who can determine the best way to help someone.

Finally, at times concerns about the cost of treatment can prevent people from making the trip to the recovery facility.  Most recovery programs are closely aligned with insurance providers, and will review with the family or loved ones the financial options before admission.

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Email: scott@addictionfree.com
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State: Utah
Country: United States
Website: www.addictionfree.com

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