While the payoff for going through rehab is a healthier, happier life that is very much worth the effort, there’s no denying that rehab is challenging for anyone. When the person seeking treatment is a single parent, the “degree of difficulty” increases significantly for a number of reasons. However, as we tell people at our Sacramento drug treatment center, that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. In fact, we work with people on a regular basis who are balancing their parental responsibilities with their need and desire to get clean.
Rehab Hurdles for Single Parents
If you are a single parent who is fighting an addiction, you may find it hard to pursue rehab for a number of reasons, including:
Financial challenges. As a single parent, you may already be working hard just to pay your bills. The thought of paying for rehab on top of your other commitments can seem daunting. And, if you plan to take time off from work to be in rehab, you may not be getting compensated until you’re back on the job, adding to your burden. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2sOdRN3
When you are in recovery from an addiction, you may feel conflicted about how much information to share and whom to share it with. At our Sacramento drug treatment center, we tell the people we work with that every person’s situation is different, and that what’s important is that you decide what’s right for you. For some, that might mean shouting from the rooftops that they are making headway in their recovery. For others, it may mean confiding in only a select few close friends and family members.
As you consider how open or guarded you want to be with your story, here are some things to keep in mind. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2lLDDRp
As the parent of an adult child who is struggling with drug addiction, you feel the pain of their condition almost as vividly as they do. Not only do you see what they are going through, you may feel a sense of responsibility for the condition they find themselves in. We tell parents at our Sacramento drug treatment center that there are a number of steps you can take to help you deal with their illness.
Coping with a Child’s Chemical Dependency
Regardless of their age, the person that you raised is still your “child,” and watching them suffer through a drug addiction can be excruciating. Here are some strategies you can use to stay positive.
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