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Can I Send a Holiday Care Package to a Loved One in Detox?

If your loved one has made the courageous decision to change his or her life by going into detox to get sober, you may be feeling like you want to do a little something special for them. Receiving a care package in detox touches the heart more than you probably know. Most addicts and alcoholics come into recovery with low self-esteem, and knowing there are people who love and care for them on the outside can do wonders for their sobriety. The holidays can be especially difficult for people, and if you would like to send a care package to someone in detox, here are a few tips:

  1. Check Out Our Website – Under the ‘Packing List’ tab, there are items listed that are deemed appropriate, and others that we wish you would refrain from sending. For instance, we don’t allow anything containing alcohol, such as perfume or lotions. Before you send your loved one a gift, check the label, as a lot of products tend to sneak alcohol into their ingredients list.
  2. Journaling Accessories – Some people enjoy writing, and doing so is encouraged in recovery. Getting feelings out on paper can be very therapeutic and having a nice place to put one’s thoughts is a sweet gift many would appreciate.
  3. Books – You may have a book in mind that you think your loved will enjoy or find inspirational. Including a little note about how and why you enjoyed it and are excited to share it with them, is a heartfelt gift to show you care and you’re thinking of them. There are also some interesting and uplifting book-markers out, that can add a nice touch.
  4. Magazines – Some people enjoy gossip magazines, sports-related, or special interest; these can help take the mind off withdrawal and provide a little outside entertainment.
  5. Treats – Everyone loves treats, and it’s hard to go wrong with sending your loved one some snacks they love. Just make sure they are wrapped and sealed. Obviously, we recommend healthy snacks, but our patients usually aren’t disappointed to find chocolate. No matter what you send, your thoughtfulness will be much appreciated.

If you are struggling with addiction, call the Serenity Recovery Center. Our state-of-the-art detox is designed to make you feel at home, and keep you as comfortable as possible. You do not have to go through this alone. Give us a call, we are available toll-free at (844-339-6964). Your life can change, and you can recover. Call today.