An inpatient drug rehab center is set up so that a person undergoing drug treatment can stay at the facility. Some are long-term facilities, the patient may be in for quite a while; others allow a patient to move to other treatment programs once a certain level of progress has been reached.
Whether the stay is long or short, the fact remains that the patient is going to be there at least for a while. Evaluations will have to be made and treatment protocols then set up, based on the patient’s physical condition at the time of admission, as well as the nature of the addiction, and other things.
Once that has all been established, most likely the inpatient drug rehab center will eventually begin to allow family members, friends, and possibly others who share in the patient’s life to begin visiting. When that time comes, it is very important that whoever gets to go, go, especially if it has been a while since the patient was given the opportunity to see anyone.
It’s called support, and compassion and concern. It means that things are starting to at least look like they’re getting back to normal. Thus, it needs to be done.
It really does not matter if there are some unresolved issues still hanging around as a result of the patient’s drug or alcohol abuse or use. Let the issues keep swinging for a while, and take advantage of the opportunity to be in contact with the patient. That is what matters.
The patient needs to see that everyone is still there, especially if they were pretty much unaware of anything for a while. This is how it is known that that familiar drug-free world once existed, and that there is a chance of coming back to that place again.