How to Show your Child Support Through Addiction Recovery pt 3

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Your child is getting help. Thank god. You’ve been hoping they would see how much they need to go through a Residential Detox program for Oxycodone Treatment, or maybe they are struggling with another kind of addiction. Either way you’re so grateful they are safe and seeking professional help to recover from their struggles.

How can you show them support while they go through addiction recovery?

 

Don’t Embarrass Them

Don’t embarrass them in front of others by talking about their personal struggles, unless you hear them talking about it first and they include you in their thoughts. When you are in public take your cues from your child as far as what they are willing to share with people about their experiences with detox and rehab as well as with their continued struggle on the road to a sober life. It is their story to tell and they may not want to share it with everyone. Let that be their truth, and let them know you are honored to be a part of their journey.

 

Be Considerate

Be as considerate as possible and don’t expect them to put you first. Sometimes parents get offended when their kids are going through rehab. They think they should be their child’s priority. I don’t know if this is harkening back to a day when the idea was for your priority to be everyone, but you, but asking someone who is dealing with addiction recovery to focus anywhere but on their own wellbeing is basically opening up a space for a much harder and possibly insurmountable struggle for them. The whole point of this time for them is to focus on making sure they are healthy. They can’t really care for and love you properly if their basic needs are not met.

 

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction in the Florida area, it’s time to seek out help for drug abuse and alcohol addiction. Through our replacement therapy or whatever is the best drug rehab for you, you can work through your trauma and addiction and you can come out the other side ready to do the hard work of a successful and sober life. Call us today at  (866) 319-6126 or send us a message to get your child the help they need.

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How to Show your Child Support Through Addiction Recovery pt 2

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Your child is getting help. Thank god. You’ve been hoping they would see how much they need to go through a Residential Detox program for Oxycodone Treatment, or maybe they are struggling with another kind of addiction. Either way you’re so grateful they are safe and seeking professional help to recover from their struggles.

How can you show them support while they go through addiction recovery?

 

Don’t Compare to Others

Don’t compare them to others. Oh man this is a big one. Addicts struggle with shame. When you compare an addict to another person it is like heaping coals on the head of the coals already helped on your loved one’s head. It makes them feel inadequate, which is probably something they already feel anyway. It may make them feel unloved, unlovable or even like you wish they were someone else.

 

(Try to) Spend Time Together

Suggest healthy ways to spend time together. Instead of going out for dessert, suggest something more active or creative to do with your kid. Do you both love the movies? What about taking a hike or a drive? Sometimes a good drive can take you out of town, an often much needed break, and also really be a catalyst for good conversation. Connection is really the goal, so why not try something healthy?

 

Don’t Bring Intoxicants Around

Don’t ask them to engage in addictive behavior. Some families embrace intoxicants together. Some parents do this so that their kids grow up with a normalized idea of what these substances can be in healthy situations. Some parents don’t expose their kids at all. And some are addicts themselves. Everyone has their own way of raising children and everyone has their own struggles in life. But if your adult or teenage child is doing the hard work of addiction recovery, even if you are an addict yourself, do not invite them back to their addiction.

 

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction in the Florida area, it’s time to seek out help for drug abuse and alcohol addiction. Through our replacement therapy or whatever is the best drug rehab for you, you can work through your trauma and addiction and you can come out the other side ready to do the hard work of a successful and sober life. Call us today at  (866) 319-6126 or send us a message to get your child the help they need.

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How to Show your Child Support Through Addiction Recovery pt 1

Your child is getting help. Thank god. You’ve been hoping they would see how much they need to go through a Residential Detox program for Oxycodone Treatment, or maybe they are struggling with another kind of addiction. Either way you’re so grateful they are safe and seeking professional help to recover from their struggles.

How can you show them support while they go through addiction recovery?

 

Don’t Abandon Them

The most important thing you can do for your child right is to be present with them in their pain and struggles. Addicts often are dragged down by their personal perception of the way their loved ones feel about them, or how their parents or loved ones may act when they have laid their addiction bare, in the wide open, for everyone to see.

 

Care for Yourself

Seek out professional help yourself. Therapy is a good choice for everyone. Having a child who is going through the kind of difficult struggle that is drug or alcohol addiction can be heartbreaking. You should remember that, like your child, if you don’t take care of yourself and love yourself to the best of your ability, you can never truly help care for anyone else. If your needs aren’t met, you can not help them meet their needs. When you’re looking for a therapist, make sure you read up on their specialities and what kind of clients they usually work with . It is important to make sure whomever you work with has the kind of expertise you need to succeed and who offer the types of therapy necessary to teach you how to thrive.

 

Be Corny

Write them corny notes about how proud you are and how much you love them. Okay, I know you’re suspicious of this one, but let me let you in on a little secret you may already know. After all, you were a kid with parents once. Kids, teens, and young men may gag, or barf, or smile and shake their heads when you tell them you love them, are fully proud of who they are and who they are becoming, but they need it oh so badly. Secretly it makes them bloom inside.

 

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction in the Florida area, it’s time to seek out help for drug abuse and alcohol addiction. Through our replacement therapy or whatever is the best drug rehab for you, you can work through your trauma and addiction and you can come out the other side ready to do the hard work of a successful and sober life. Call us today at  (866) 319-6126 or send us a message to get your child the help they need.

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Dealing With Negative People After Completing Rehab

Now that you’re back from a rehab program for addiction to drugs and alcohol you’re probably starting to feel more confident in yourself. You may even feel hopeful. Embrace that. You’ll need it.

There are a few people who are naysayers when it comes to getting help for drug and alcohol addiction. They may say that rehab is nonsense. They might say that you’re just choosing this addiction, that you could make the choice to change without help, but you know that they couldn’t be more wrong.

When you come into contact with the naysayers, the negative people in your life after you get back from rehab, have a plan. Sometimes, on days when you’re feeling kind of blue and vulnerable, people like this will pop up and without a plan it may be difficult to resist the shame spiral.

 

What can you say?

Take a moment that you are feeling whole. A moment where you know beyond any question that the road to sobriety that you have chosen is the right path for you. Do some free-writing. I suggest sitting down at the table, setting a timer – maybe ten minutes, and free writing about the subject at hand. Your subject? Why I am committed to a sober life. Write about all of the ways it worked for you, all of the positive progress you’ve made and all of the lessons you came away with. Take your words and read them over. That’s got to feel good.

Now take that writing and condense it down to a few sentences. That is what you can say to the negative outlook coming out of someone else’s perspective. Now that you have a plan, take that free write and put it in your journal for later inspiration.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction in South Florida, it’s time to seek out help for drug abuse and alcohol addiction. With our supportive staff and tranquil rehab center, you can work toward your sobriety, end your addiction, and finish ready to start a new successful and sober life. Call us today at (866) 319-6126 to learn more.

 

What To Do Now That You’re Back From Rehab

You’ve just come back from being in a detox program. Maybe you went through some serious Oxycodone withdrawal symptoms and then went to rehab treatment. You probably felt emotions you didn’t know could be so intense. You probably have never worked so hard in your life. And now you’re back at work. How do you act around these people who knew you before you left? How do you walk up to them as the person you are now when all they know is who you were before? Here are a couple tips to help you out.

 

  1. Be open and honest but keep your healthy boundaries. People are going to ask you how you are doing. Be open. Share as much as you feel comfortable sharing. But keep in mind, not everyone will understand the complicated experience you’ve been having. Some people may approach the subject like you’ve been on holiday. But most people will be happy to see you and will wish you all of the best.
  2. Give yourself time to acclimate to being back. You’ve been gone. It’s okay to be a bit rusty. Let yourself be slower, less accurate, more tired. Coming back to the everyday stressors of life, and more particularly your job can be scary and overwhelming. The biggest tip I can give you is to have patience with yourself. You know when a basketball player misses that free throw?  And they hang their head and pout for a second but then get back in the game? Be that baller. Give yourself the room to screw up, but make sure you learn from your mistakes. Let yourself stretch and grow. Remember, you can’t succeed if you are spending all of your energy being angry at yourself. Give yourself the grace you would give any coworker.

 

Rehab is a lot of work and acclimatizing is hard. Be honest with those around you but make sure your boundaries are in place and that they are well thought out and intentionally placed. Be gentle with yourself when you mess up at work or are working slower than you expect.

 

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction in the Florida area, it’s time to seek out help for drug abuse and alcohol addiction. Call us today at (866) 319-6126 to get started. At our Pompano Beach rehab center, you can work through your trauma and addiction and you’ll come out the other side ready to do finally lead a successful and sober life.

 

How to Deal with Stress After Rehab

Make a habit of putting yourself first. This may be counterintuitive, but don’t forget that no matter what life brings, but especially in the tempest that can be drug or alcohol addiction treatment and recovery, you need to make sure all of your basic human needs are met before you start worrying about anyone else’s.

 

Take yourself out on the town and have a good, safe, sober time. There are lots of things to do other than drink or get high. Go to the movies, have a dinner date with a friend and get burgers, fries and a coke, old school style, feel free to substitute salad if you’re a vegetarian. You can go to a club and dance all night long while drinking sparkling water and lime. Try getting a pedicure and an ice cream cone.

Take long luxurious baths. One of the things that is great about rehab is it teaches you that prioritizing correctly helps you remember that sometimes the simple things in life are the most important. And sometimes one of those simple things is allowing yourself the space to relax and breathe. For some recovering addicts this can happen with plenty of bubbles and a good audio book.

Taking care of yourself is pretty hard. It often doesn’t’ come second nature to us because we are taught to make sure we are thinking of others first. Being thoughtful is important but you can’t possibly care for someone very well if your own needs are unmet.

 

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction in the Florida area, it’s time to seek out help for drug abuse and alcohol addiction. Through our replacement therapy or whatever is the best drug rehab for you, you can work through your trauma and addiction and you can come out the other side ready to do the hard work of a successful and sober life. Call us today at (866) 319-6126 or contact us online for help with your drug or alcohol addiction.

 

Be Open to Connecting with Your Rehab Roomie

When you go to rehab one of the most important things you can do might be one of the hardest. When dealing with addiction you may have secluded yourself. Many addicts end up isolating themselves away from their friends and loved ones. Shame is a prime reason that addicts fall into alcohol abuse or drug abuse. This is the main reason for isolation.

 

Birds of a Feather

When you go to rehab though, you’ll be surrounded by a lot of other people who have, very likely, been doing the same thing to their friends and loved ones. You very well may be placed in a room with them. Here’s the hard part. Don’t shut down around them. It can be hard, I know, but try to relate. If you’re anything like I am, something that seems like forced community makes me roll my eyes and I often actively avoid the situation. *Don’t be like me*  Rehab facilities place people with roommates because they want you to have a support system. What you’re about to do is incredibly difficult. It’s emotionally exhausting, physically difficult and even logistically complicated. It helps to have different levels of support. Your doctors and clinicians offer you physical support. Your roommate and group therapy colleagues can offer you emotional and community support.

 

Talk to the Staff

If you’re concerned about if your roommate will be a good fit for you, feel free to ask your alcohol or drug rehab center how they choose roommate assignments. Your rehab roommate can be a solid source of support during rehab. And you may even make a life one friend.

 

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction in the Florida area, it’s time to seek out help for Oxycodone treatment, drug abuse and alcohol addiction. Through our replacement therapy or whatever ends up being the best drug rehab for you, you can work through your trauma and addiction and you can come out the other side ready to do the hard work of a successful and sober life.

 

Call us today to learn more and have any of your rehab questions answered at (866) 319-6126.

 

Questions to Ask About Rehab for the First Time pt 3

 

Rehab is a scary place to go for the first time. You may have heard rumors about Residential Detox facilities. But you won’t truly know what to do or expect until you ask questions. One thing that a lot of people with addiction struggle with is being open about not knowing something. Keep in mind that full honesty and open curiosity can only help you in your alcohol treatment.

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How qualified is your staff? We think one of the most important things you should check on when you are searching for a rehab facility is what the staff is like. How qualified is the clinic’s staff? Do they have medical licenses? Are they focused on themselves, when their shift is over, or are they dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the patients they serve. The staff and clinicians who work at the rehab facility you chose can completely change your experience. Make sure the atmosphere is something you mesh with.

How involved can your family be? Many rehab facilities welcome family involvement. There are visiting hours and visiting days, or maybe a family day at the end to celebrate the progress and hard work that you’ve put in. But some rehab programs frown on outside participation. They prefer to work with a patient in a way that gives them the chance to step away fully from the stress in their lies. Both strategies have merit. Figure out the details and then decide what is right for you and your family.

 

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction in the Florida area, it’s time to seek out help for drug abuse and alcohol addiction. Through our replacement therapy or whatever the is the best drug rehab for you, you can work through your trauma and addiction and you can come out the other side ready to do the hard work of a successful and sober life.

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Questions to Ask About Rehab for the First Time Pt 2

Rehab is a scary place to go for the first time. You may have heard rumors about Residential Detox facilities. But you won’t truly know what to do or expect until you ask questions. One thing that a lot of people with addiction struggle with is being open about not knowing something. Keep in mind that full honesty and open curiosity can only help you in your alcohol treatment.

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Is there 24 hour medical care available? You’ll be at rehab to work hard on your addictions. But, you’ll be experiencing things like Oxycodone withdrawal along with any dual diagnosis that you may have to go with it. Maybe you have mental health concerns. You may also have other important medical needs such as diabetes, chronic pain, or high blood pressure. Be sure to ask questions about your resources, and don’t forget to advocate for yourself. One way you can do this is by being absolutely clear with your needs. Don’t hide anything from your rehab clinicians and doctors. They are here to support you and make sure you’re safe.

How are rehab treatment plans created? Make sure to find out more about what kinds of treatment plans your rehabilitation center creates. How involved is the resident or patient (that’s you) in their own rehab treatment plan, if at all. Is it a collaboration that is closely guided by the individual patient? Or is it a more solidified plan that the rehab center offers for each patient. Again, either way of developing these plans can give you what you need. Just make sure you investigate this aspect of rehab before you sign up. The important thing, with everything is to know what you need. You can discuss this with your doctor to find out what their professional advice is.

 

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction in the Florida area, it’s time to seek out help for drug abuse and alcohol addiction. Through our replacement therapy or whatever the is the best drug rehab for you, you can work through your trauma and addiction and you can come out the other side ready to do the hard work of a successful and sober life.

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Questions to Ask About Rehab for the First Time Pt 1

Rehab is a scary place to go for the first time. You may have heard rumors about Residential Detox facilities. But you won’t truly know what to do or expect until you ask questions. One thing that a lot of people with addiction struggle with is being open about not knowing something. Keep in mind that full honesty and open curiosity can only help you in your alcohol treatment.

 

What kind of programs do you offer? Before you go too far into your program you’ll want to fully understand what kinds of therapy and treatment that you’ll be engaged in as well as what kind of therapy that will be going on with your rehab mates.

What’s the deal with meals? Make sure you went over the food situation before you get to rehab, especially if you have dietary restrictions. But when you arrive, check and see what the menu is so you know what to look forward to. Sometimes something as simple as a delicious meal can motivate you through difficult moments.

Who is my roommate? Most drug rehabilitation centers put residents together in rooms so that they have a new best friend to act as an accountability partner. Often this works out very well. Kind of like a college roommate situation, when you are going through intense emotion and growth together, it’s hard to not bond closely with someone.

Will my insurance cover the cost? Insurance and rehab have not always been a positive pair. But these days more is being covered for things like detox from Oxycodone, treatment for Oxycodone withdrawal symptoms, and residential rehab centers.

How much will it cost me? Even if your insurance covers all of the cost of your treatment, you’ll want to check in on what the cost is. If nothing else, some insurances require you to spend a certain amount of money before they will cover their part, it’s called a deductible, and it’s the bane of many people’s existence. If you don’t have the insurance necessary to cover the full cost of your treatment you should look in to what you need to do to cover the cost. You don’t want to have to be worrying about that when your trying to focus on your healing. Financial stress can be a real trigger for a lot of people. Arm yourself with the kind of knowledge you need to do your financial planning, and you can avoid mounds of regret and stress later.

 

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction in the Florida area, it’s time to seek out help for drug abuse and alcohol addiction. Through our replacement therapy or whatever the is the best drug rehab for you, you can work through your trauma and addiction and you can come out the other side ready to do the hard work of a successful and sober life.

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