Text Size

Bringing work into rehab

answered 08:15 PM EST, Thu July 25, 2013
anonymous anonymous
Can I bring my tablet and laptop into drug rehab so I can continue to work while I get treatment? I can see that it would be better if I could focus on my recovery but I can’t get away unless I can still work so that’s just my reality.

Jennifer Hamilton Says...

Jennifer Hamilton J. Hamilton

You would have to consult the rules of the rehab you are planning to attend. I admit, it is an unusual request. Many rehabs do not even allow a cell phone. You may want to see if you qualify for Family Medical Leave Act which allows you time off work if your employer employs over 50 employees and you have worked there full time for twelve months. It guarantees you twelve weeks per year of unpaid leave with a comparable job upon return. If you do not qualify, perhaps your employer has a policy specifically to address someone seeking help for substance abuse. If you are self-employed, you may have to ask yourself if your business matters more than your life as substance abuse often becomes a life or death matter.

Email It Send this page Print It Print friendly page Subscribe Subscribe to this topic category

Page last updated Jul 28, 2013

Join Thousands of Readers

who receive our weekly recovery newsletter.

Drug Rehab: Featured Experts
All Experts

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.