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.
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.
When you're a guardian highly considering therapy, getting a dependable caregiver for your children can be very tricky. There are, however, many alternatives to make sure your child is safe and sound while you are in a rehab.
The greatest alternative is often a person very close to the family whom your kids already are really familiar with and are okay with.
If you need help finding treatment, get in touch with us today on 0800 246 1509.
A lot of parents in treatment ask for help from their:
Daytime kindergarten can be a great alternative if your other options have other responsibilities (school, job, etc.). There are treatment facilities that offer services to care for children or will link you up to a child care services provider.
If you're a single mother or father, some rehab bases accept your children to live with you in therapy. Such treatment centres will not only treat the addiction of the parent but also help the child overcome and mental health problems that are caused by the parent's addiction.
If you want a rehab that accommodates kids, give us a call and we will get one for you.
Communicating to your children about why you need to go into rehab and your addiction is very important. Carrying on while you are away will be easy as they have a full grasp of what is going on. Blaming themselves for what led to the addiction will be eliminated.
Follow these instructions when you are speaking with your kids:
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. Kids are encouraged to learn the "Seven Cs" by heart so that they always remember they did not cause the problem. It as well offers them hints for how to get used with their parent's dependence.
If you don't have any blood relation or allies that can assist you look over your kids, there are several alternatives. Safe Families for Children is an NGO that can handle that responsibility. These organizations place children in temporary care when their parents are unavailable or unable to care for them. You can rest assured that your children will be safe and sound because the Safe Families for Children organization thoroughly checks its volunteer families. While receiving treatment and after that, the parents of the kids can come for them.
If there are no such programs that match what you need as a family, you may consider voluntary foster placement if it is offered in your state. This should be the last choice.
Placing your child in foster care requires you to sign a VPA or Voluntary Placement Agreement. This means you agree to transfer custody and the well being of your child to the Department of Human Services temporarily. On a monthly basis, you may have to foot the bill.
This option can be intimidating but it is viable. Simply ensure you remain dedicated to the rules of the VPA and go to any needed court proceedings. Don't forget that getting clean is what is best for your children and yourself.
Pets are very crucial members of most of the families. People with pets, similar to those with kids, frequently have problems finding a proper caretaker. There are options if family and friends aren't able to care for your pet while you're 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 take care of your pets by coming to your house a certain number of times every day or every week. In some cases they may even agree to live with your pet at their home until you are back. Pets that require more care such as dogs will find this beneficial.
Release enough information, such as the emergency numbers of your animal clinic or vet, the medical records of the pet, and how to care for it, for the pet giver if you must put them in the custody of someone. 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. Traveling to another state or city might be your only option in this case. You'll most likely be able to find a centre that will allow your pet to visit if you can't find a program that will allow them to stay with you.
The support of loved ones is essential to your treatment and most facilities consider them an important part of recovery.
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.
There are programs that let you have daily visits when you have free time while others have weekly or monthly visits. Each rehab has its own stipulated duration for visitors.
Visitors have to be included into your visitor's list if they are to visit and they all have to be accepted by your counsellor. View your centres' regulations to make sure that your loved ones match the essential demands for visitation.
There are many ways to get in touch with your loved ones when in therapy. Many facilities let you have phone talks and use email in the chosen time, but this depends on your program. There is also the option of sending and receiving letters.
We have facilities that even allow you to receive care packages from your loved ones. These packages will however have to be screened by staff members before you receive them to ensure safety. Learn what your loved ones can send you in a package by checking with your centre's management.
Family counselling may also be offered. Your family may be suffering from reliance on drugs too. Everybody's emotions are acknowledged and addressed in these meetings.
The expense of dependence rehab can be a big financial load, more so if your blood relation loses an origin of revenue when you're in therapy. There are various methods you can lower financial difficulties at some time, including:
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 will be prepared to cooperate with you because many know what addiction means and will want to support your decision to quit.
It is normal to express your mind about leaving your family and moving to a rehab centre. You'd be very pressed to get a person who didn't share such emotions while they were going into therapy. But it's important to get the help you need and not to let these concerns dissuade you. At the end of the day, being sober is the best thing for you and the people you love.
Dependence on drug shouldn't be what you will spend your live or that of your family on always.