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Rehabilitation And Looking After Loved Ones

What Do My Loved Ones Do


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.

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.

Understanding your alternatives can help you make the right decision for you and your loved ones since these challenges can be beaten.


Your family will receive the best loving attention while away by making good plans for them and seeking the assistance of other people before embarking on the recovery program.


  • Who will handle my kids when I visit therapy?
  • What If I don't have people who can assist?
  • Are there any other options?
  • Can my family pay me a visit there?
  • How will my family get by financially while I'm in treatment?
  • While going, is there a way I can tell my child?
  • What happens to my pet when I am in treatment?
  • How can I keep in touch with my loved ones from treatment?
  • How can I get help to overcome the addiction?

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Child Care Alternatives For People In Rehab

Finding someone you trust to care for your children can be difficult if you're thinking about going to rehab. While you're in treatment, there are several options available for child care.

People that your children are already familiar with and feel at ease around are the most reliable people you should put in charge of your children when away from home.

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These people could be:

  • Spouse
  • Partners
  • Parents
  • Brothers or sisters
  • Close family friends

If these individuals have other responsibilities (school, work, etc.), daytime day care may assist greatly bridge the gap. Child care is offered at some treatment centres or they can help connect you to child care services in your area.

Some rehab centres will even let your children stay with you in treatment if you are a single parent. Programs like this can treat the child for any mental health issues they might have as well as the parent's addiction.

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


How To Talk To Your Child Concerning Rehab

Communicating to your children about why you need to go into rehab and your addiction is very important. It will assist them acknowledge and adapt with your absenteeism. It will as well aid them recognize they're not to accuse.

Some factors to consider when communicating to your kids are:

  • Learn about addiction and treatment for yourself.
  • It will help you talk to your children about it if you know more.
  • Let them get what you are saying by considering their age when discussing with them.
  • Don't use medical terminology.
  • Decide on the ideal moment to carry out the discussion.
  • The best place is where concentration is possible.
  • Know their emotions and the effect your dependence has had on them.
  • If they feel betrayed, express regret for your actions.
  • Create time for questions and answers session and don't hide anything from them.
  • Remember to put emphasis on the fact that they are not the cause of your addiction and they cannot control your decisions and choices.

A principle, known as the Seven Cs, was created by the National Association for Children of Alcoholics for children of alcoholics to help them cope with the addiction of their parents. 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. 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 cannot cure it
  • I can't control it
  • I can take better care of myself
  • Through communicating my emotions
  • Coming up with healthy choices and
  • Celebrating me

Government And Non-Profit Child Care Options

You have some alternatives if your friends and family can't take care of your kids. Safe Families for Children is an NGO that can handle that responsibility. Kids who are abandoned by their parents are sheltered by this NGO. You can rest assured that your children will be safe and sound because the Safe Families for Children organization thoroughly checks its volunteer families. These plans enable real parents to keep custody during and after therapy.


Agreed placement in a foster family might be an option in your state if you can't find an organization that suits your requirements. In many cases, this is the last option.

If you decide to put your kid in foster care, you will have to approve to a Voluntary Placement Agreement (VPA). The Department of Children's Services will be in charge of your kids for a short time. You might have to pay monthly child support.

It is an alternative, although it may be terrifying to make that choice. If you are must go to the court as required by the agreement you sign with the VPA, do it. Don't forget that getting clean is what is best for your children and yourself.


Pet Care Alternatives For Treatment

In many families, pets are considered a loving member. Similar to dependents with kids, people with pets often strive to discover a very good caregiver. If blood relations or friends are not capable to attend to your pet when you're in treatment, there are various other choices.

Long-term boarding is present at many of the boarding amenities, though very long stays can be really costly. For any pets that require minimal care, like cats, fish, or rodents, a pet sitter may be a more reasonable option. To take care of the pets, they will visit your home a few times daily or weekly. While you are away, some pet sitters may offer to take them in with him or her. 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. It is also good to inform the animal clinic or vet that your pet will be in another person's care for the duration you will be in treatment.

Some rehabilitation facilities allow pets to come with their patients if you are sure that you can't be away from your pet. However, these types of facilities are still in small numbers even though this option is gaining popularity. You may be forced to go to another city or state to get a program. If you do not have access to a facility that allows you to reside with your pet, you may find one that lets your pet to be brought over during visits.


Visitation With Family And Friends During Treatment

Family assistance is crucial to breaking free from addiction, and a good number of rehab centres feel that their presence will play a role in helping you to get over the problem.

For the first 3 to 7 days after you arrive at the centre, you are not allowed to contact or discuss with anybody as a way of helping you get used to the new environment.

Immediately the first waiting duration is over, many treatment centres provide visitation hours.

Some let you have visitors every week or month, while others will even allow you to be visited during your free time every day. The period of visitation as well changes with plan.

Adding your visitors to a list may be necessary after a counsellor agrees to their visits. There are some basic conditions that must be met before a visitor will be approved, go through the terms and conditions of the rehab whether they meet them or not.


Talking With Your Loved Ones From Rehab

You have a few ways to communicate with loved ones when you're in treatment. Most places will allow phone calls and emails during designated times, but this varies by facility. You can also receive and send mail.

Some places will even allow you to receive care packages from your loved ones. For the sake of reducing exposure to danger, they may check the packages before they are delivered to you. You can find out from the administration of the facility about prohibited items that are not allowed in care packages.

Family rehab may as well be present. In many addiction cases, loved ones are also affected by the condition. The sessions are meant to facilitate recognizing the feelings of each family member and everyone's healing.


Financial Support For Your Loved Ones During Rehabilitation

If there is a financial loss in your family while you are away, there may be too much financial pressure on the family as a result of your medical bill. These suggestions will help you with many things you can do to lighten the challenge:

  • Discussing with your employer on the possibility of using sick off days and any paid off time.
  • 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.
  • Your family and friends should be contacted for assistance.
  • You will be surprised by the number of people who are ok with making a contribution towards the cost of treatment and sustaining your family financially as you go through treatment.
  • It's possible that your insurance company may cover part of your rehab costs; contact them to be sure.
  • Medicaid/ Medicare and the Affordable Care Act provide choices to support pay for dependence therapy.
  • Check with your employer to find out if they offer short-term disability and if the policy will cover drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
  • 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 might be able to get more manageable payments if your facility offers special financing or payment plan options.

If your family can't keep up with bills while you're getting treatment, try to get extensions or ask your creditors to change dues dates. A lot of people may offer to assist you because they understand your problem and will want to help you overcome them.


Treatment Of Addiction Is The Best For You And The People You Love

You have every right to be worried about being absent from your family and going to treatment. When going to the rehab for the first time, nearly everybody has the same concerns. 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.

Dependence on drug shouldn't be what you will spend your live or that of your family on always.