Being worried about your children, spouse, or pets while you're in treatment is normal, but there are many ways to make sure they're being cared for while you are in rehab.
Addict's family is one of the main worries they face when they require a treatment; they are concerned about their financial security, where they will live and if they can contact them once they get into treatment.
These challenges have solutions and learning the options open to you will help you make the right choice for your family and yourself.
As long as you plan carefully and ask for assistance before you start treatment, your family will be taken care of during your stay at rehab.
When you're a guardian highly considering therapy, getting a dependable caregiver for your children can be very tricky. When you are undergoing the recovery program, many people are available to take care of them.
The best choice is usually someone who your children already know and trust who is close to your family.
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Parents in rehab usually reach out to their:
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. They can also help your kid if they have some psychological problems related to the addiction they will try to help you overcome.
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It's important to talk to your child about your addiction and why you're going to treatment. This will help them in understanding and dealing with your absence. It will also help them understand that it isn't their fault.
Follow these instructions when you are speaking with your kids:
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics produced the "Seven Cs" to educate kids on how to effectively handle with a guardian's substance or alcohol utilisation. The principle help the children realize that they are not responsible for the problem, hence, the are repeatedly asked to learn the principle by heart. How to deal with their parent's abuse of drugs is also taught by the principle.
Those who do not have family or friends to look after their children have other options. 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. You can rest assured that your children will be safe and sound because the Safe Families for Children organization thoroughly checks its volunteer families. Biological parents are able to maintain custody of their children thanks to programs like these.
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 should be the last choice.
You will be required to sign a Voluntary Placement Agreement (VPA) if you decide to put your kid in foster care. Signing it means that you will be transferring the custody and care of your child to the Department of Children's Services temporarily. You could be required to pay child support on a monthly basis.
This is an understandably scary option, but it is there should you need it. You only need to remain committed to the VPA terms and present yourself for court hearings as required. You can give your kid and yourself the best gift, and that is overcoming your addiction.
Many families have pets that are considered family members. Similar to addicted parents, those who own pets often find it difficult to find a fitting care provider. There are many alternatives for you if you can't find a person to look after your pet while you are in treatment.
It will cost you a small fortune to if the pets spend a long time at some centres where there are facilities for pets. A pet sitter can turn out to be a less expensive choice for pets that need minimal attention, such as cats, rodents and fish. Pet sitters visit your residence defined number of times every day or week to conduct care practices. In some cases they may even agree to live with your pet at their home until you are back. This is very suitable for dogs and other animals that require great care.
You should ensure that the person you left your pet with while you are away has all the necessary guidelines, your pet's medical history and your vet or animal clinic emergency number. Let your vet know that someone else is caring for your animal temporarily.
Some rehabilitation facilities allow pets to come with their patients if you are sure that you can't be away from your pet. Though this trend is gaining momentum, rehab facilities that are pet friendly are not common. You may have to travel to another area in order to find a program suited for you. 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.
A lot of programs thing that support from your friends and family is significant for your treatment and think of them as a crucial part of your rehabilitation plan.
Usually, for a week after you get into the program, any visitors or contact with them (phone, email, etc.) are forbidden until you have used to the new situation.
Once you are done with this initial phase, most centres allow specific visitation times.
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.
A counsellor may need to approve visitors and they will be added to an approved visitor's list in order to visit you. Make sure that your friends and family fulfill the stipulated requirements by checking the facility policies.
You have a few ways to communicate with loved ones when you're in treatment. Programs are different but many of them will allow the use of phones and email or internet during specific times. You are also able to send and receive letters.
Some places will even allow you to receive care packages from your loved ones. Staff will probably check any care packages for safety reasons. You can find out from the administration of the facility about prohibited items that are not allowed in care packages.
In some cases you can be offered family therapy. In many addiction cases, loved ones are also affected by the condition. The needs of each person is considered at the meetings with the objective of helping everyone to recover.
If your family loses your income while you're in rehab, the cost can be an especially hard financial weight to bear. During these times you can decrease financial troubles by doing a few things:
Get in touch with your lenders and ask them to extend your loan or the day to pay if your family are unable to keep up with the payment in your absence. A lot of people may offer to assist you because they understand your problem and will want to help you overcome them.
Being separated from your family while you're away in treatment are valid concerns. Everybody that decides on getting treatment deals with similar emotions. 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.