What Should Go in a Rehab Care Package?

NOT drugs and alcohol.
Publish date:
April 14, 2011
addiction, sobriety, rehab

An unnamed family member is currently chillin' in a 28-day facility and I'd like to send him something just to be like "Hey, sorry you're going through the hell of withdrawal, feel better soon, champ!" but we haven't really spoken in a long time and I have no idea what he would want.

I never went to rehab, which I kind of regret, because now that I'm into my second year of recovery I would kill for 28 days to hang out in my jammies and drink coffee and think about my sobriety.

(If you try to tell me this is not what happens in rehab, I won't be able to hear you over the pumped-up volume on "28 Days" starring Sandra Bullock.)

I though the facility might have some kind of restrictions on what residents could recieve like no food or potentially triggering reading material or whatever, but when I called to ask about it the lady on the phone acted like I was a complete idiot. Her advice: "Don't send him any drugs or alcohol." Uh, thanks, rehab lady.

All I really remember about getting clean is wishing I could shoot up Oreos, so I just threw a bunch of sugary stuff and a dude magazine in a box. Anyone have any better ideas?