PLANNING FOR YOUR STAY AT THE HAVEN
Before You Go to The Haven:
Notify Your Employer
In some cases, federal law recognizes addiction as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may protect your job and insurance if you're absent from work to receive addiction treatment. Call our care advocates to learn more about this legislation and find out if it applies to your employment situation.
Tell your employer that you'll need to take medical leave and how long you will be out of work, but remember that you aren't required to disclose the reason why. You have a right to privacy regarding medical issues, and employers are required by law to keep your situation confidential.
Arrange Child and/or Pet Care
Talk to your trusted loved ones about their availability to care for your child or children. Your kids will likely want familiar, comforting faces around while you're in treatment. If your child has any programs, events or appointments in the upcoming month, be sure to arrange plans for those obligations as well.
If you have pets, you may ask friends and/or loved ones to see if they can care for them temporarily while you are receiving treatment. If not, there are many pet boarding options.
The person or people caring for your dependents should have contact information for our facility so they can stay in touch. And remember: when you help yourself recover, you're helping your dependents, too!
Pay Bills/Make Financial Arrangements
If you're anticipating bills to be due while you're gone, make those payments before your first day at our facility. You can also opt into automatic billing for your rent/mortgage payment, utilities, cell phone or other monthly bills so you don't have to worry about late payments during treatment.
TRAVELING TO THE HAVEN
We want you to be as relaxed as possible when you arrive at the facility to begin your course of care. So if you need help getting to the facility, we're happy to assist with your arrangements.