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Bringing work into rehab

  • anonymous Asks ...

    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

    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.

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