Parents who are thinking about going into rehab can find it difficult to get a reliable caregiver for their children. Nevertheless, there are various child care choices present when you're in rehab.
The first choice should be a person close to your family who is already known to the children and they are comfortable with them.
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Most of the guardians in treatment request for assistance from their:
Brothers or sisters
Your intimate friends
If these individuals have other responsibilities (school, work, etc.), daytime day care may assist greatly bridge the gap. There are treatment facilities that offer services to care for children or will link you up to a child care services provider.
Some rehab centres will even let your children stay with you in treatment 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.
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Your Children And Telling Them About Rehab
It is very significant to speak with your kid about your dependency and why you are going for a treatment. It will help them deal with you not being there and to understand the situation. It will also ensure that they do not think they are to blame for anything.
Some factors to consider when communicating to your kids are:
Get informed about addiction and rehabilitation.
Discussing with your children will become easy, depending on the level of your understanding of the two issues.
Let them get what you are saying by considering their age when discussing with them.
Exclude the medical language.
Decide on the ideal moment to carry out the discussion.
A relaxed environment that has minimal interruption and distractions is best.
Know their emotions and the effect your dependence has had on them.
If they feel betrayed, express regret for your actions.
Be open to questions and tell the truth.
The fact that your are responsible for your actions and they can't do anything about it should be discussed with them.
The "Seven Cs" were created by the National Association for Children of Alcoholics to educate kids on how they can deal with the drug or alcohol problems of a parent. In order to remind them that they did not cause the problem, children are encouraged to learn the "Seven C's." How to deal with their parent's abuse of drugs is also taught by the principle.
The Seven Cs For Your Child To Know
I didn't cause it
I cannot cure it
It cannot be control
I can take better care of myself
Through communicating my emotions
Making healthy choices and
Government And Non-Profit Child Care Options
You have some alternatives if your friends and family can't take care of your kids. Safe Families for Children, a non-government organization that employs volunteers, is one of them. 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. You will be able to preserve custody while you are in rehab and after it thanks to these organizations.
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 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. This means you agree to transfer custody and the well being of your child to the Department of Human Services temporarily. You might have to pay monthly child support.
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 can give your kid and yourself the best gift, and that is overcoming your addiction.
Pet Care Alternatives For Treatment
In many families, pets are considered a loving member. People with pets, similar to those with kids, frequently have problems finding a proper caretaker. You have different alternatives if you can't find a relative to take your pets while you are away.
It will cost you a small fortune to if the pets spend a long time at some centres where there are facilities for pets. If your pets don't need too much care, you may hire a pet sitter to take care of them at a lower fee. 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. Pets that require more care such as dogs will find this beneficial.
If you get a pet sitter for the duration you will be in rehab, you need to give detailed instructions on care, the medical records of your pet and contact information in case of emergency such as the animal clinic or vet you work with. Let your vet know that someone else is caring for your animal temporarily.
In case you cannot consider the option of separating from your pet, you will need to find a treatment facility that permits patients to check in 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. 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 Family And Friends During Treatment
Majority of programs have established that loved ones are a critical part of the treatment and having their support is extremely crucial for you to fully recover.
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.
Once you are done with this initial phase, most centres allow specific visitation times.
While some centres allow visitors either weekly or monthly, others allow them during the short break in the afternoon. The length of visitations also varies by facility.
There are visitors who may be included in a visitor's list by your counsellor so as to see you. View your centres' regulations to make sure that your loved ones match the essential demands for visitation.
When In Rehab Communicating With Loved Ones
While you are in treatment you can talk with your friends and family in a few ways. Programs are different but many of them will allow the use of phones and email or internet during specific times. Sending and receiving letters is also permitted.
Your family and friends can also send gifts to you as some rehab centres give room for that. The employees will, however, probably open them for the security reasons. You can find out from the administration of the facility about prohibited items that are not allowed in care packages.
You might also find a facility that allows family therapy. Your family is also affected by your addiction, in the majority of situations. The sessions are meant to facilitate recognizing the feelings of each family member and everyone's healing.
Financial Assistance For Your Family During Therapy
If your family loses your income while you're in rehab, the cost can be an especially hard financial weight to bear. These suggestions will help you with many things you can do to lighten the challenge:
Discussing with your employer on the possibility of using sick off days and any paid off time.
Even if you don't have enough to cover the entire time, you'll still receive a pay check during some of your time in treatment.
Ask friends and family for assistance.
You will be surprised by the number of people who are ok with making a contribution towards the cost of treatment and sustaining your family financially as you go through treatment.
Your health insurance firm might be prepared to pay for a portion of your rehab expenses, so you need to check that.
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.
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.
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. A lot of people may offer to assist you because they understand your problem and will want to help you overcome them.
Addiction Treatment Is The Best Solution For Your Family And You
Having concerns about going into treatment and leaving your family behind is completely normal. 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.
Do not let another moment of your life get wasted on addiction.