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While You Are In Rehab Your Loved Ones Are Taken Care Of

What Transpires To My Loved Ones


You can make sure that your pet, partner or kids are safe and secure when you are in a therapy in so many ways, so even though it is expected to be worried there is no reason for it.

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.

Knowing the options to overcome these problems will enable you to make the best choice for you and your loved ones.


When you strategize well and enquire for aid before beginning therapy, your blood relation will be excellently cared for through your whole treatment.


  • If I should make the move, what will become of my children?
  • What if I don't have anyone who can help?
  • What extra choices are present?
  • Can my loved ones pay me a visit?
  • While undergoing rehabilitation, who will take care of the financial needs of my family?
  • How do I speak to my child regarding going to therapy?
  • What happens to my pet when I go to a treatment centre?
  • How will I stay in touch with the people I love while in rehab?
  • How can I find treatment now?

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Child Care Alternatives For People In Rehab

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 best choice is usually someone who your children already know and trust who is close to your family.

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A lot of parents in treatment ask for help from their:

  • Spouses
  • Partner
  • Parents
  • Brothers and Sisters
  • Close friends

If these individuals have other responsibilities (school, work, etc.), daytime day care may assist greatly bridge the gap. if there are child care services in your neighbourhood, some rehab centres can link you up with them if the rehab centre doesn't have one.

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.

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. It will help them understand and deal with you being away. It will as well aid them recognize they're not to accuse.

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

  • Get informed about addiction and rehabilitation.
  • Discussing with your children will become easy, depending on the level of your understanding of the two issues.
  • Communicate in a language that is appropriate for their age and level of understanding.
  • Medical terms should be left out of the discussion.
  • The discussion should take place when it is appropriate to do so.
  • The best place is where concentration is possible.
  • Accept the impact that your addiction has had on them and recognize their feelings.
  • Make an apology if you have caused them pain.
  • Be very true and open to interrogations.
  • Make it clear that your addiction is not their fault and that they cannot change your behaviour.

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. Kids are urged to remember the "Seven Cs" to remind them that they're not the source of the difficulty. It also provides support for how to deal with their parent's addiction.


Your Child Should Know The Seven Cs

  • I am not the cause
  • I can't cure it
  • I cannot control it
  • I can take better care of myself
  • Through communicating my emotions
  • Making healthy choices and
  • Celebrating me

Non-Profit And Government Child Care Opportunities

There are other options if you don't have friends or family that can help you. The first one is non governmental, volunteer-based organizations such as safe families for children. Finding temporary accommodations for kids that have parents that can't take care of them is one of the main objects of these institutions. To make sure your children will be safe and cared for, volunteers are thoroughly screened by the Safe Families for Children program. This arrangement will help the biological parent keep custody of their children during and after the process of treatment.


Agreed placement in a foster family might be an option in your state if you can't find an organization that suits your requirements. This should, however, be your 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. You may be obligated for paying child support each month.

This option can be intimidating but it is viable. Just strictly follow the terms of the VPA and appear at any necessary court dates. Don't forget that getting clean is what is best for your children and yourself.


Pet Care Solutions For Rehabilitation

In many families, pets are considered a loving member. People with pets often have a hard time finding care for their pets, just like some addicts do for their children. There are many alternatives for you if you can't find a person to look after your pet while you are in treatment.

Long-term boarding is present at many of the boarding amenities, though very long stays can be really costly. 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. While you are away, some pet sitters may offer to take them in with him or her. This arrangement is especially great for pets that require greater attention such as dogs.

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. 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.

You can take your pets along with you to some rehabs if you can't part with them. Though this trend is gaining momentum, rehab facilities that are pet friendly are not common. You may be forced to go to another city or state to get a program. 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.


Visitation With Loved Ones During Treatment

The support of loved ones is essential to your treatment and most facilities consider them an important part of recovery.

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.

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

While some centres allow visitors either weekly or monthly, others allow them during the short break in the afternoon. Every program has its own visitation time.

Adding your visitors to a list may be necessary after a counsellor agrees to their visits. Find out the facility's visitation policies to ensure that loved ones adhere to the requirements of the centre.


Communication With Friends And Family During Rehab

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 can also receive and send mail.

Care packages are also allowed in some centres. These packages will however have to be screened by staff members before you receive them to ensure safety. To find out what items are allowed in care packages, check with your facility's administration.

You might also find a facility that allows family therapy. Your loved ones are affected by your addiction, too. The needs of each person is considered at the meetings with the objective of helping everyone to recover.


Financial Support For Your Loved Ones During Rehabilitation

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. Here are a few ways to lessen money problems down the road:

  • Discussing with your employer on the possibility of using sick off days and any paid off time.
  • That way you can still be paid for a part of for all of the time spent in rehab if you have saved a sufficient number of these days.
  • Ask friends and family for assistance.
  • You might be surprised by how many people are willing to help your family financially with cost of treatment or living expenses.
  • The company that handles your health insurance may pay part of the money if you contact them.
  • There are options in Medicaid / Medicare and the Affordable Care Act that might cover some of your rehab costs.
  • 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.

In the scenario that your blood relation gets behind on bills when you're in treatment, attempt contacting your creditors to quickly request for an extension or to modify the due dates for your requital. A lot of people may offer to assist you because they understand your problem and will want to help you overcome them.


Choosing Addiction Treatment To Benefit You And Your Family

Your worries regarding visiting therapy and leaving your loved ones behind are absolutely sensible. Mostly everyone going into rehab shares these same feelings. 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.

Do not let another moment of your life get wasted on addiction.