It can be tough to find a trustworthy person to take care of your child if you are a parent thinking about treatment. 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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These people could be:
Your brothers and sisters
Your intimate 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 rehab centres will even let your children stay with you in treatment if you are a single parent. They can also help your kid if they have some psychological problems related to the addiction they will try to help you overcome.
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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. Blaming themselves for what led to the addiction will be eliminated.
There are some guidelines to follow when talking to your child:
Get informed about addiction and rehabilitation.
With more information, you will have an easier time explaining.
Talk with them so they can understand you, use words they know.
Don't use medical terminology.
Before you talk to your children, make sure the timing is right.
A relaxed environment that has minimal interruption and distractions is best.
Accept the impact that your addiction has had on them and recognize their feelings.
If they feel betrayed, express regret for your actions.
Tell the truth and let them ask questions.
Remember to put emphasis on the fact that they are not the cause of your addiction and they cannot control your decisions and choices.
The "Seven C's" method was developed by the National Association for Children of Alcoholics to help children deal with their parent's substance abuse. The principle help the children realize that they are not responsible for the problem, hence, the are repeatedly asked to learn the principle by heart. How to deal with their parent's abuse of drugs is also taught by the principle.
Your Child Should Know The Seven Cs
I did not cause it
I cannot cure it
I can't control it
I am able to care better for myself
By communicating my feelings
Making healthy choices and
Non-Profit And Government Child Care Choices
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. These organizations discover short-lived residencies for kids whole guardians are incapable of caring for them. The Safe Families for Children program keenly goes through its Volunteer families, to make sure your children will be secure and attended to. You will be able to preserve custody while you are in rehab and after it thanks to these organizations.
If you can't detect a program that matches your family's demands, voluntary positioning in foster care may be offered in your state. In many cases, this is the last option.
Placing your child in foster care requires you to sign a VPA or Voluntary Placement Agreement. The Department of Children's Services will be in charge of your kids for a short time. You could be required to pay child support on a monthly basis.
It is an alternative, although it may be terrifying to make that choice. 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.
Options For Pet Care Whilst In Rehab
Many families have pets that are considered family members. Similar to addicted parents, those who own pets often find it difficult to find a fitting care provider. If blood relations or friends are not capable to attend to your pet when you're in treatment, there are various other choices.
Long-term boarding is present at many of the boarding amenities, though very long stays can be really costly. For any pets that require minimal care, like cats, fish, or rodents, a pet sitter may be a more reasonable option. Pet sitters will come to your house a pre established amount of times a week to care for your pets. While you are away, some might even take your pets to their home. Pets that require more care such as dogs will find this beneficial.
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. You should also ensure that your vet knows that while you are away your pet will be looked after by another person.
Some treatment centres will allow you to bring your pet with you if leaving them is not a viable option. Rehab centres who allow this are still uncommon despite the fact that many people are. You may have to travel to another area in order to find a program suited for you. However, you will probably be able to find a facility that lets pet visit you if you are not able to find one that will let them 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.
Most rehabs offer visiting hours once the initial adjustment period is over.
Some centres allow daily visits; others only allow them weekly or monthly. Each rehab has its own stipulated duration for visitors.
Guests may require to be accepted by a counsellor and added to a guests list so that they can meet you. Look into your centre's visitor's policies to make sure your family meet the requirements to visit.
Communication With Friends And Family During Rehab
There are a number of communication options to your loved ones during rehab. Some centres permit the use of Internet and phones at specific hours of the day, although this is different from one facility to another. You can as well mail and get letters.
Other facilities accept your loved ones to submit care parcels. For the sake of reducing exposure to danger, they may check the packages before they are delivered to you. Learn what your loved ones can send you in a package by checking with your centre's management.
Family rehab may as well be present. Your family may be suffering from reliance on drugs 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
If your family loses your income while you're in rehab, the cost can be an especially hard financial weight to bear. There are a number of ways you can reduce the financial pressure as you go along. These include:
Speak to your boss regarding utilizing your left paid time off and sick days.
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'll be astonished by the number of individuals ready to donate toward therapy expenses of your family's living costs.
Confirm with your health insurance firm to check whether they'll cover a section of your rehab.
Medicaid/ Medicare and the Affordable Care Act provide choices to support pay for dependence therapy.
You can also enquire your boss if they provide short-term disability and if so whether the program caters for substance and alcohol rehabilitation.
These choices may assist lower the total expenses.
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.
Should you find that your family is falling behind on payments while you are being treated, call your creditors and request extensions or a change in dates when payments are due. Most of the individuals can associate to dependence and will acclaim your stand to be sober, thus they may be ready to function with you.
Dependence Therapy Is The Best Choice For You And Your Loved Ones
Having concerns about going into treatment and leaving your family behind is completely normal. You'd be very pressed to get a person who didn't share such emotions while they were going into therapy. But these fears should not keep you from seeking the help necessary for you. Your family and you will benefit if you can put your addiction behind you.
Don't let addiction ruin more of your or your family's lives.