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Rehabilitation And Looking After Loved Ones

What Transpires To My Loved Ones


It is natural to worry about the well being of your family, pets and other loved ones when you go into rehab but there are several options to see to their care while you get treatment.

Family is one of the biggest worries for people in treatment for addiction - where they'll live, how they will get by financially, if they can communicate during treatment.

These challenges have solutions and learning the options open to you will help you make the right choice for your family and yourself.


By requesting for assistance and coming up with a good plan before beginning treatment, you will be sure that your family is looked after while you are in treatment.


  • Who will look after my children while I am in rehab?
  • What If I don't have people who can assist?
  • What other alternatives are there?
  • Can my loved ones pay me a visit?
  • How will I meet financial obligations when in treatment?
  • While going, is there a way I can tell my child?
  • While at the rehab, what will happen to my pet?
  • How can I keep in touch with my loved ones from treatment?
  • How can I get treatment today?

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Options For Child Care While In Rehab

You may find it challenging to get a good person to take care of your kids if you want to seek medical assistance at a rehabilitation centre. When you are undergoing the recovery program, many people are available to take care of them.

The greatest alternative is often a person very close to the family whom your kids already are really familiar with and are okay with.

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Most parents going to rehab request help from:

  • Spouse
  • Partner
  • Parents
  • Brothers or sisters
  • Your intimate friends

Daytime kindergarten can be a great alternative if your other options have other responsibilities (school, job, etc.). A few healing places as well provide child care services or can link to local child care resources.

Some rehab centres will even let your children stay with you in treatment if you are a single parent. These plans not only heal the guardian's dependence, but as well treat the kid for any associated psychological health concerns.

Get in touch with us today and let us assist you in getting a rehab that will let you stay with your child.


Letting Your Children Know About Your Journey To Rehab

It is very significant to speak with your kid about your dependency and why you are going for a treatment. This will help them in understanding and dealing with your absence. It will also reassure than that it is not their fault.

When talking to them about it, use these simple tips:

  • Learn about addiction and treatment for yourself.
  • With more information, you will have an easier time explaining.
  • Talk in age suitable language they will comprehend.
  • Exclude the medical language.
  • Decide on the ideal moment to carry out the discussion.
  • The best place is where concentration is possible.
  • Accept their feelings and the consequences of your addiction on their lives.
  • Tell them you're sorry if you're hurt their feelings.
  • Be open to questions and tell the truth.
  • The fact that your are responsible for your actions and they can't do anything about it should be discussed with them.

The "Seven C's" method was developed by the National Association for Children of Alcoholics to help children deal with their parent's substance abuse. To help them remember that they are not to blame, "Seven C's" are taught to children. It as well offers them hints for how to get used with their parent's dependence.


Your Child Should Know The Seven Cs

  • I didn't cause it
  • I can't cure it
  • I cannot control it
  • I can take better care of myself
  • By communicating my feelings
  • Coming up with healthy choices and
  • Celebrating me

Government And Non-Profit Child Care Options

There are other options if you don't have friends or family that can help you. The first is non- governmental organizations that are volunteer based such as Safe Families for Children. If parents are unable to care for them, organizations like these will help find temporary homes for children. To make sure your children will be safe and cared for, volunteers are thoroughly screened by the Safe Families for Children program. These plans enable real parents to keep custody during and after therapy.


Voluntary foster care placement may be offered in your state if you can't find a program that works for your family's needs. This is usually a last alternative.

You will be required to sign a Voluntary Placement Agreement (VPA) if you decide to put your kid in foster care. The Department of Children's Services will be in charge of your kids for a short time. On a monthly basis, you may have to foot the bill.

Opting for this method is really frightening, but it is a choice. You only need to remain committed to the VPA terms and present yourself for court hearings as required. Just remember: Being sober is the greatest thing you can ever for yourself and kid as well.


Pet Care Alternatives For Treatment

Pets are very crucial members of most of the families. People with pets often have a hard time finding care for their pets, just like some addicts do for their children. There are options if family and friends aren't able to care for your pet while you're in treatment.

Even though long term stays can be a bit pricey, there are options for lengthy boarding in many boarding centres. If your pets don't need too much care, you may hire a pet sitter to take care of them at a lower fee. Pet sitters take care of your pets by coming to your house a certain number of times every day or every week. Some will even house your pets until you get home. This is very suitable for dogs and other animals that require great care.

Make sure you provide detailed instructions, contact information for your vet, and your pets relevant medical records for someone caring for your pet while you are in treatment. Be certain to give word to your Vet that your pet will be in the attention of a different individual for the period of your program.

In case you cannot consider the option of separating from your pet, you will need to find a treatment facility that permits patients to check in with their pets. Despite this exercise becoming very popular, pet-friendly therapy is still very uncommon. You might have to travel to another area to find this kind of program. However, you will probably be able to find a facility that lets pet visit you if you are not able to find one that will let them stay with you.


Visitation With Friends And Family During Rehab

Majority of programs have established that loved ones are a critical part of the treatment and having their support is extremely crucial for you to fully recover.

To aid you adapt, guests and any kind of communication (phone calls, email, etc.) are generally not accepted for a duration of 3-7 days after reporting.

A good number of these facilities allow people to pay visits after the first 7 days.

Some let you have visitors every week or month, while others will even allow you to be visited during your free time every day. Each rehab will have its own duration of visitation time.

There are visitors who may be included in a visitor's list by your counsellor so as to see you. Find out the facility's visitation policies to ensure that loved ones adhere to the requirements of the centre.


Contacting Your Friends And Family From Treatment

There are many ways to get in touch with your loved ones when in therapy. It depends with plan, though a good number of centres accept phone and internet use (email) at assigned periods. You can as well mail and get letters.

We have facilities that even allow you to receive care packages from your loved ones. The employees will, however, probably open them for the security reasons. If there are forbidden things, ask for these from the administrators of the facility.

In some cases you can be offered family therapy. A lot of cases in dependence, your loved ones are struck by the ailment, as well. These meetings give chance for recognition of every person's emotions and treatment by all.


Financial Assistance For Your Family During Rehabilitation

If you are a primary financial caretaker of your family, then the expenses of addiction program might be a financial strain while you are away. Here are a few ways to lessen money problems down the road:

  • Use your paid time off that you have left, as well as sick leave days after a discussion with your boss.
  • Even if you don't have enough to cover the entire time, you'll still receive a pay check during some of your time in treatment.
  • You can ask your family and friends to help you.
  • you'll be astonished by the number of individuals ready to donate toward therapy expenses of your family's living costs.
  • Your health insurance firm might be prepared to pay for a portion of your rehab expenses, so you need to check that.
  • To take care of the medical expenses occurred during recovery, the Affordable Care Act Medicaid / Medicare give some suggestions.
  • You can also find out at your workplace if your employer offers short term disability and if they do, does it cover alcohol and drug rehab.
  • You may find it challenging to get a good person to take care of your kids if you want to you may cut your medical expenses if you use these suggestions.
  • You could also find out if the rehab centre allows for financing and different forms of payment plans that can make the cost more manageable.

You can ask your creditors to give you more time or to modify the designated date for your payments if your loved ones fall behind on utilities while you are away. A lot of people might be willing to help you as they might relate and applaud your decision to go to rehab.


Choosing Addiction Treatment To Benefit You And Your Family

Having concerns about going into treatment and leaving your family behind is completely normal. Mostly everyone going into rehab shares these same feelings. But you can't allow these concerns hinder you from obtaining the assistance you deeply require. Your family and you will benefit if you can put your addiction behind you.

Don't spend one more second of your lives on addiction.