Rehab for a Loved One
Getting a Loved One into rehab is not an easy task. However, there are circumstances that the hard journey of intervention and admission should be travelled regardless of all the hardships.
It is not uncommon that your loved one does not see any need to reach out for help. In this case the family bears the obligation to step in and help the struggling addict get the life-saving treatment that is desperately needed.
By realizing their responsibility and addressing the situation earlier rather than later, the family can prevent life changing adverse events such as legal and physical incidents that can easily get out of control with irreversible consequences for the person abusing drugs or alcohol.
To start the journey to recovery for the addicted person, the most important thing to remember is that addiction is a disease and just like other diseases it can be treated. Note the word treated and not cured. We all have seen or heard of people who have successfully conquered their addiction and have remained cleaned. They all testify to the fact that there are days that staying clean is more difficult than others. Therefore it should be fully understood that by going into recovery a new chapter is being opened in the life of the addict and his or her family.
There starts a new normal in the life of the addicted person that includes staying away from situations that might trigger a relapse and away from friends who do not understand the struggles of the recovery.
Knowing facts of recovery allows the struggling person and his or her family to be prepared.
Armed with the knowledge of what to expect, the search for an inpatient rehab program starts. The ideal rehab facility is an inpatient or residential rehab center that allows the person in recovery to reside at the treatment facility for the duration of the treatment, which could last for any length of time from 30 to 90 days. A treatment addiction facility that is licensed, offers medical supervision and access to medical care and just as importantly, an environment in which people in similar struggle become source of support, share experience, and offer hope to each other.
It is worth mentioning that most arrange for the treatment in a facility away from the familiar people and places contributing to the continuation of addiction. This will remove the current temptations and allow for focusing on getting sober with as little distractions as possible.
Residential programs vary by rehab centers and may include a number of features ranging from specialized trauma therapy, nutritional counseling, recovery educational workshops, etc. The chosen licensed facility should offer medical detox on premises for those whose addiction requires detoxification before the start of the therapy. In this facility the following is expected:
• A safe recovery environment
• Supervised detox for clients who require detox
• Comprehensive program to treat the addiction and related co-occurring mental health issues, such as trauma, anxiety, depression and PTSD
• Support for clients at varying stages of recovery
• Supervised medical treatment on a case by case when needed
• Individual and group therapies
• Relapse Prevention
• Life skills Training
• Therapeutic activities, such as yoga, meditation, and exercise classes.
• Family Therapy
• Aftercare Programming and Discharge Planning
Once the therapy starts, the family can get periodic updates on the treatment progress of the loved one and they should make the proposed visitation sessions on the scheduled family days. These visitations are important in the progress and the psychological state of the person in recovery. Family therapy which consists of open conversation between the person in recovery and his or her family, allows for the healing to start, which is required to re-build the missing trust between the addict and the family. These family therapy sessions provide the information for a support system that makes the foundation of the recovery process for the struggling addict.
Our facility, Center for Addiction Recovery is a licensed Detox and Rehab Center providing residential rehab programs since 2002 for adults age 18 and over. Our drug and alcohol rehab center offers residential short-term rehab as well as long term rehab.
We hope to be one of the facilities that you trust with the treatment for your struggling loved one. For a confidential conversation about your options for addiction treatment and how we can help your loved one return to a healthy and happy life, please call 800-570-4562.