Flexibility to study or work remotely in drug & alcohol rehab
Your health should always be your priority. Still, we understand that you may struggle to commit to inpatient treatment for your drug or alcohol addiction when weighing your options against work or school obligations. To help you put your recovery first, the team at Recovery Centers of America is breaking down barriers by giving patients the option to stay connected to work or school during treatment.
RCA WorkFlex, a service unique to RCA, enables you to continue fulfilling employment or education responsibilities during your time at our inpatient rehab facility. Through this treatment enhancement service, you are empowered to keep your primary focus on your personal recovery during inpatient treatment, while having the ability to spend three hours a day maintaining virtual work and school obligations.
Can you bring a laptop and access the internet while in drug & alcohol rehab?
RCA WorkFlex enables you to balance your recovery and professional or academic work while at our inpatient rehab facility. The service was specially designed so you can get your virtual work done without sacrificing your treatment experience. You will be allowed to bring a laptop and access the internet while in RCA’s inpatient drug & alcohol rehab center. The team at RCA is dedicated to our mission of saving lives from the disease of addiction, and we will ensure that while participating in RCA WorkFlex, your primary focus is your recovery.
Patients participating in the RCA WorkFlex benefit from:
- Three-hour work sessions (AM or PM option), five to seven days a week
- Private, confidential setting to complete employment or academic responsibilities
- Access to personal phone and laptop, as well as internet access through facility WIFI during allotted work time (to be used solely for work and school related activities)
- Meal service during work time
- Additional 12-step meetings and peer-led group sessions focused on work/recovery balance to ensure a robust treatment experience
“Professionals and students in recovery will need the skills to balance their work and life in recovery. With this service, RCA’s patients can build a strong foundation in managing that balance from the start.”
–Dawn Belamarich, CEO of Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse
Frequently Asked Questions about RCA WorkFlex
RCA WorkFlex is one of the many best-in-class services provided by RCA that will help you begin living a healthy, happy and free life in recovery. Learn more about the service by reading our frequently asked questions.
To qualify for RCA WorkFlex, you must commit to the full length of recommended inpatient treatment at RCA, as well as comply with all program rules and expectations. You will be expected to maintain focus on your recovery needs while in treatment. Our team will be there to support you in making this your priority.
The team can help identify FMLA and STD benefits that may be available through your employment. We will work with you to complete application forms to qualify for benefits so that you maintain your focus on recovery while in treatment. While engaging in the WorkFlex service, our on-site team will continue to assess and support you on your journey to recovery.
The decision to disclose your location and treatment status is up to you. However, if you are an employed participant, you will need to sign a consent to talk to your employer should the need arise. We require this in case expectations are broken or you decide to stop working, and FMLA or Short-Term Disability benefits need to be set up. Our main goal is to support you while you complete treatment and balance external responsibilities.
Patients enrolled in RCA WorkFlex must bring their own work-related technology. We will store your technology safely and securely when you are not using it during the allotted work hours. Note, you will only be able to use your technology on work and school related websites, emails and projects (e.g., no FaceTime, social media, entertainments sites or other unrelated work activities during your allotted work time).
Yes. If eligible for RCA WorkFlex, you will be allowed internet access through the rehab facility’s WIFI for 3 hours per day for the duration of your stay in inpatient. Internet access is to be used for work, business or study related purposes only.
No matter which recommended inpatient treatment program you enroll in, you can request to participate in RCA WorkFlex as a treatment enhancement, so long as you meet the requirements of the program (e.g., you can complete your job responsibilities or schoolwork virtually and agree to the full length of recommended inpatient treatment).
If you decide you want to stop working or schoolwork while in treatment, our team will support you. We want your recovery to be your primary focus while at RCA. You can opt out of the RCA WorkFlex program at any time and our team will support you in completing the next steps to ensure that continued treatment is attainable.