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Your Loved Ones Are Cared For While You Are In Rehab

What Will Occur To My Loved Ones


While undergoing rehabilitation at a rehab centre, you can make provision for proper care of your pets and family members if you care about their welfare.

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.

You can plan well ahead for yourself and your loved ones if you know the choices you can that will allow you get over your addiction problem.


As long as you plan carefully and ask for assistance before you start treatment, your family will be taken care of during your stay at rehab.


  • When I go to rehab, who will take care of my children?
  • What if I don't have anyone who can help?
  • Are there other options?
  • Can my loved ones pay me a visit?
  • How will my family manage when i'm in rehab?
  • How do I tell my children about going to rehab?
  • While at the rehab, what will happen to my pet?
  • 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 Therapy

When you're a guardian highly considering therapy, getting a dependable caregiver for your children can be very tricky. When you are undergoing the recovery program, many people are available to take care of them.

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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Parents in rehab usually reach out to their:

  • Spouse
  • Partner
  • Your parents
  • Relatives
  • Your intimate friends

Daytime child care can help if the people closest to you have other obligations, like work, school, etc. 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.

Single parents are sometimes allowed to stay with their children in some treatment facilities. They can also help your kid if they have some psychological problems related to the addiction they will try to help you overcome.

If you want a rehab that accommodates kids, give us a call and we will get one for you.


How To Tell Your Child About Going To Rehab

It's important to talk to your child about your addiction and why you're going to treatment. It will help them deal with you not being there and to understand the situation. It will as well aid them recognize they're not to accuse.

Follow these instructions when you are speaking with your kids:

  • Know as much as possible about rehabilitation and dependence on addictive substances.
  • The more that you know, the easier it will be to talk about.
  • Let them get what you are saying by considering their age when discussing with them.
  • Don't use medical terms.
  • Choose the best time to talk to them.
  • Serene surroundings are perfect if they have no distractions.
  • Accept their feelings and the consequences of your addiction on their lives.
  • Apologize if you've tormented them.
  • Create time for questions and answers session and don't hide anything from them.
  • Make it clear that your addiction is not their fault and that they cannot change your behaviour.

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

Government And Non-Profit Child Care Options

There are other options if you don't have friends or family that can help you. Safe Families for Children is one - a non-governmental, volunteer organization. If parents are unable to care for them, organizations like these will help find temporary homes for children. The Safe Families for Children program keenly goes through its Volunteer families, to make sure your children will be secure and attended to. Biological parents are able to maintain custody of their children thanks to programs like these.


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). This means you agree to transfer custody and the well being of your child to the Department of Human Services temporarily. Paying child support on a monthly basis might be required of you.

This is an understandably scary option, but it is there should you need it. 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

Pets in many homes are important members of the family. 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.

Even though long term stays can be a bit pricey, there are options for lengthy boarding in many boarding centres. If you have a pet that doesn't have to have constant care, like a cat, rodent or fish, you might go with a pet sitter as a less expensive solution. The pet sitter will be coming to your house on specific days each week to provide the necessary care for your pet. In some cases they may even agree to live with your pet at their home until you are back. This is very suitable for dogs and other animals that require great care.

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 treatment centres will allow you to bring your pet with you if leaving them is not a viable option. Despite this exercise becoming very popular, pet-friendly therapy is still very uncommon. You might have to travel to another area to find this kind of 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 Friends And Family During Rehab

A lot of programs thing that support from your friends and family is significant for your treatment and think of them as a crucial part of your rehabilitation plan.

To assist with adjustment, most forms of communication e.g. phone calls and emails along with visitors are permitted for the first week after arrival.

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

There are programs that let you have daily visits when you have free time while others have weekly or monthly visits. The period of visitation as well changes with plan.

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.


Conversing With Your Loved Ones From Rehabilitation

There are many ways to get in touch with your loved ones when in therapy. It depends with plan, though a good number of centres accept phone and internet use (email) at assigned periods. You can as well mail and get letters.

We have facilities that 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. Confirm with your therapy's management to know which items are disallowed in care parcels.

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


Monetary Help For Your Family Whilst In Rehab

The expenses related to treating addiction can be a burden financially especially where your family has to go without one source of income as you are in rehab. There are various methods you can lower financial difficulties at some time, including:

  • Discussing with your employer on the possibility of using sick off days and any paid off time.
  • 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.
  • Your medical bill or other bills may be taken care of by individuals who are ready to lend a helping hand.
  • Confirm with your health insurance firm to check whether they'll cover a section of your rehab.
  • There are options in Medicaid / Medicare and the Affordable Care Act that might cover some of your rehab costs.
  • Check if your company offers short-term disability with your boss, and if it does ask if that includes drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
  • These are different ways to help reduce the financial impact.
  • To ensure that you pay for your treatment without trouble, you can check the facility whether there is allowance for installment payment if you cannot pay the whole medical bill once.

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


Addiction Therapy Is The Best Solution For You And Your Family

Having concerns about going into treatment and leaving your family behind is completely normal. 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. Ultimately, getting sober will be what is best for you and your family.

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