Deerfield Beach Rehab | How to Tell Your Kids You’re Going to Rehab

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Deciding to start your journey to sobriety is a huge step. If you are a parent, you might be wondering if you should tell your children that you are going to rehab and how. You might think your child is naïve and clueless. However, chances are they recognize your struggles. Therefore, It’s important to communicate to your children the changes that are about to impact your life and theirs. Below are a few ways to tell your children you have decided to go to rehab. If you have decided you are committed to getting sober, contact our Deerfield Beach rehab.

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Explain Addiction

Before you tell your children, you are going to rehab, you need to start by explaining your addiction to your child. Communicate clearly that addiction is a sickness, and you are going away to get better.


Talk About the Rehab

Your children are going to be curious about where you are going. Be open about the rehab, show them pictures and the brochure. Make sure they know you are going to be in a safe environment. Also, let your children be aware of when you will be returning.


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Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Brittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is the Assistant Clinical Director at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.