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Your Loved Ones Are Cared For While You Are In Rehab

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 main concerns for individuals who are seeking treatment for addiction - here they will live, how to take care of financial obligations and communication during 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.


  • Who will handle my kids when I visit therapy?
  • What If I don't have people who can assist?
  • Are there better alternatives?
  • Can my family pay me a visit there?
  • While undergoing rehabilitation, who will take care of the financial needs of my family?
  • How do I speak to my child about going to therapy?
  • 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 treatment today?

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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 greatest alternative is often a person very close to the family whom your kids already are really familiar with and are okay with.

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These people could be:

  • Spouse
  • Partner
  • Your parents
  • Siblings
  • Close family friends

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 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.

Call us now and we'll help you find a rehab that will let your child stay with you.


How To Tell Your Child About Going To Rehab

Communicating to your children about why you need to go into rehab and your addiction is very important. It will help them understand and deal with you being away. It will also reassure than that it is not their fault.

Follow these instructions when you are speaking with your kids:

  • Teach yourself about dependence and therapy.
  • The more that you know, the easier it will be to talk about.
  • Use language that is fitting to the child's age so that they will understand.
  • Medical terms should be left out of the discussion.
  • Choose the best time to talk to them.
  • The best place is where concentration is possible.
  • The effect of your dependence on your children and their perception of it should be admitted.
  • Tell them you're sorry if you're hurt their feelings.
  • Create time for questions and answers session and don't hide anything from them.
  • Tell them that you acted uncontrollably and that they don't share the blame for your actions.

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. To help them remember that they are not to blame, "Seven C's" are taught to children. It can also give them advice so they can deal with their parent's addiction.


The Seven Cs For Your Child To Memorize

  • 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

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. 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. 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 is usually a last alternative.

You must sign a Voluntary Placement Agreement if a caregiver centre is your choice. Signing it means that you will be transferring the custody and care of your child to the Department of Children's Services temporarily. Paying child support on a monthly basis might be required of you.

This option can be intimidating but it is viable. If you are must go to the court as required by the agreement you sign with the VPA, do it. Just remember: Being sober is the greatest thing you can ever for yourself and kid as well.


Pet Care Alternatives For Treatment

Pets are very crucial members of most of the families. 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.

There is long-term residential boarding at many facilities though long stays can be quite costly. 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. Some will even house your pets until you get home. 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. You should also ensure that your vet knows that while you are away your pet will be looked after by another person.

If leaving your pet is completely not a consideration, there are rehab centres that allow patients to go with their pets. Despite this exercise becoming very popular, pet-friendly therapy is still very uncommon. In some situations, it may require one to move to a different state or city to access such a facility. 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 Friends And Family During Rehab

Many programs regard loved ones a huge section of your healing program and their help will be really significant to your recuperation.

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.

A good number of these facilities allow people to pay visits after the first 7 days.

While some centres allow visitors either weekly or monthly, others allow them during the short break in the afternoon. 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. View your centres' regulations to make sure that your loved ones match the essential demands for visitation.


Talking With Your Loved Ones From Rehab

There are a number of communication options to your loved ones during rehab. 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.

Care packages are also allowed in some centres. For the sake of reducing exposure to danger, they may check the packages before they are delivered to you. If there are forbidden things, ask for these from the administrators of the facility.

You might also find a facility that allows 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.


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. During these times you can decrease financial troubles by doing a few things:

  • You can consider the time you spend at the centre as part of your paid time off or sick leave if you have a discussion with your boss about it.
  • If you have paid sick leave pending you can still get a pay check for a number of days if not all of the days you will be in rehab.
  • Request your loved one, (friends and family) for help.
  • 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.
  • Your employer may have some programs that cover people who are incapacitated by one health problem or the other, inquire from your boss whether such exists and if the scope includes rehab from alcohol and drugs.
  • 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 could also find out if the rehab centre allows for financing and different forms of payment plans that can make the cost more manageable.

You can ask your creditors to give you more time or to modify the designated date for your payments if your loved ones fall behind on utilities while you are away. A lot of people might be willing to help you as they might relate and applaud your decision to go to rehab.


Addiction Therapy Is The Best Solution For You And Your Family

Being separated from your family while you're away in treatment are valid concerns. 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. You getting better, after all, is the best solution for you, as well as your family.

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