Phone access in treatment is often permitted in the course of treatment, though typically it can be forbidden in the first week or so while the patient experiences withdrawals. The patient likewise needs a chance to adjust to the treatment program, and this can best be completed without having potential distractions such as telephone access.
Another consideration is contact with negative influences or the patient fueling already damaged relationships by conversing before they’ve done enough self-evaluation and restorative healing. It is best for the patient that contact be put off until the patient is at an improved place physically, mentally and emotionally.
Restricting telephone access isn’t a penalty or even attempt and imprison and segregate patients. It is just about helping the individual to offer the most effective opportunity for recovery. One downside to telephone accessibility and contact with the outside world has long been patients finding techniques for finding their substance of preference snuck directly into the actual treatment center. Reducing telephone access up until the patient reaches a certain condition in recovery, helps in reducing the risk of this happening.