When we can speak to others with kindness, compassion, and a level of understanding, we are in a much better position to help that person get better.
If you have a loved one currently seeking addiction treatment or about to go to rehab, some things can help make their stay a better experience.
As someone who has both attended and worked at a residential rehabilitation center, I can easily list several reasons why I think residential rehab is the best way to face their addiction.
The cost of a good rehab can be daunting to a family… Foresight can save a family many tens of thousands of dollars and perhaps even lives.
Some rehabs claim to teach life skills. But which ones do they teach? And how do they teach them? A rehab with an effective approach to developing life skills is essential if a person in recovery is to weather the ups and downs in life without relapsing. Learn more about the most important skills to develop in rehab.
Once a person walks through the doors of a rehab, the family may breathe a sigh of relief but in fact, the job's not done yet. It's likely for there to be demands or pleas which may sound terribly earnest, to allow the addicted person to come home. The family will have the easiest time if they expect these phone calls and plan ahead how they will deal with them.
When struggling addicts go to rehab and end up relapsing afterward, it might make them a little jaded at the thought of going to rehab again. What can the parents and family members of addicts do to ensure that their loved ones don't give up?
Dubbed “Deaths of Despair“ deaths attributed to the use of drugs or alcohol and suicides have increased by nearly 400% in the last 20 years.
Just a cursory glance at the news or CDC documentation will tell us that addiction can be and often is a fatal condition. Drug use is currently one of the top causes of preventable deaths in the United States.
There are two different groups of people who seek help for drug and alcohol addiction. The first is the group of individuals who are themselves struggling with drug problems. Then there are those who are seeking help for a family member or loved one who is struggling. These are the moms, dads, spouses, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, etc. People who do not struggle with a drug habit themselves (but who have a loved one who struggles) are often at a loss for what to do. So they turn to the internet for help.