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Taking Care Of Loved Ones When You Are In Therapy

What Will Occur 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.

How one's family will fare during rehabilitation remains one of the many challenges that an addict faces if he wants to seek medical assistance for his problem.

All these challenges can be defeated, and understanding your alternatives can help you come up with the best selection for you and your family members.


If you seek aid before you begin your rehab and if you plan thoroughly, then even while you are having treatment your loved ones will be safe.


  • If I should make the move, what will become of my children?
  • What happens if I do not have someone who can assist?
  • Are there other options?
  • Can my family or friends visit me?
  • How will my family make ends meet while I'm in treatment?
  • How do I speak to my child regarding going to therapy?
  • What happens to my pet when I go to a treatment centre?
  • How can I keep in touch with my loved ones from treatment?
  • How can I obtain treatment straight away?

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Child Care Choices For People In Rehabilitation

Finding someone you trust to care for your children can be difficult if you're thinking about going to rehab. However, a number of child care choices are available for the duration you will be in treatment.

The preferred alternative is usually a person with which your kid is comfortable and familiar with, a person close to you and your loved ones.

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Most parents going to rehab request help from:

  • Spouses
  • Boyfriend or girlfriend
  • Parents
  • Brothers and Sisters
  • Close family 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.

Some treatment centres will allow your kids to stay with you if you are a single parent. Your kids will be examined and treated if they are suspected to have mental issues apart from treating you.

Contact us right away for aid acquiring a therapy that enables your kid to live together with you.


How To Talk To Your Child Concerning 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. Blaming themselves for what led to the addiction will be eliminated.

A number of stipulations to adopt when verbalizing to your kids are:

  • Teach yourself about dependence and therapy.
  • With more information, you will have an easier time explaining.
  • Talk with them so they can understand you, use words they know.
  • Exclude the medical language.
  • Choose the best time to talk to them.
  • A relaxed environment that has minimal interruption and distractions is best.
  • Make sure to tell them that you know how your addiction influenced them and their emotions.
  • Say that you are sorry if you made them suffer.
  • Answer their questions and be straight with 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.

"Seven Cs" have been created by the National Association for Children of Alcoholics help children learn how to cope with drug or alcohol abuse 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 also provides support for how to deal with their parent's addiction.


The Seven Cs

  • I didn't cause it
  • I cannot cure it
  • I can't control it
  • I am able to care better for myself
  • Through communicating my emotions
  • Coming up with healthy choices and
  • Celebrating me

Alternative Child Care From Non-Profit And Government

If you don't have any blood relation or allies that can assist you look over your kids, there are several alternatives. 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. You will be able to preserve custody while you are in rehab and after it thanks to these organizations.


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.

You will have to sign a Voluntary Placement Agreement (VPA) if you opt to place your child in the foster care system. 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. If you are must go to the court as required by the agreement you sign with the VPA, do it. You need to keep in mind that the greatest thing you can do for your kid and yourself is to beat your addiction.


Options For Pet Care Whilst In Rehab

In many families, pets are considered a loving member. Addicts who have pets are always concerned about the safety of the pets, the same way people with children feel concerned about their kids. You have different alternatives if you can't find a relative to take your pets while you are away.

Most boarding facilities have long term options, but this can cost a lot of money. Getting a sitter for your pet may be an affordable alternative especially for pets that need little care such as fish, cats or rodents. To take care of the pets, they will visit your home a few times daily or weekly. Some will even house your pets until you get home. 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. 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. Pet friendly facilities are becoming more popular but are still rare. You may be forced to go to another city or state to get a program. If you are not able to discover a place that permits your pet to stay with you, you will be in a position to get one that allows pets during visiting period.


Visitation With Family And Friends 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.

Some centres allow daily visits; others only allow them weekly or monthly. The length of visitations also varies by facility.

Guests may require to be accepted by a counsellor and added to a guests list so that they can meet you. Find out the facility's visitation policies to ensure that loved ones adhere to the requirements of the centre.


Talking With Your Loved Ones From Rehab

While you are in treatment you can talk with your friends and family in a few ways. It depends with plan, though a good number of centres accept phone and internet use (email) at assigned periods. 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. Although, they will probably be accessed by staff immediately for security reasons. Confirm with your therapy's management to know which items are disallowed in care parcels.

Family rehab may as well be present. 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.


Your Family Getting Financial Help During Treatment

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. 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.
  • If you've a lot saved up, you'll still acquire a pay check for some, if not all, of your period in Rehab.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Costs can be lowered if you are able to use any of these options.
  • 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.

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. Most people understand addiction and will support the steps you are taking to get sober and will be happy to work alongside you.


Dependence Therapy Is The Best Choice For You And Your Loved Ones

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 it's important to get the help you need and not to let these concerns dissuade you. At long last, your sobriety will be the greatest alternative for you and your loved ones.

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