How to Show your Child Support Through Addiction Recovery pt 3

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

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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) 971-5531 or send us a message to get your child the help they need.

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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.