As a parent, your children have always been your top priority. However, dealing with addiction can often take its toll on your ability to always be there for your kids. Worries about other people judging your ability to be a good parent or losing your kids while you are in jail or the hospital are all common when you struggle with addiction. Fortunately, there is a way to eliminate these concerns completely. When you make the decision to seek sobriety, you can ensure that your family will always stay together.
During your time on drugs or alcohol, it is possible that you have not always felt your best as a parent. Guilt, regret and even shame can get in the way of being that awesome parent that you know your kids deserve. In rehab, all of these feelings are addressed as you learn to work toward sobriety. Additionally, many programs involve the entire family with kid-friendly activities and counseling sessions so that you can heal together.
It is important for you to know that there are rehab programs designed for every situation. If going to rehab has been mandated by a court, then we can help you find one that will meet any required specifications. In some instances, you may need to find a trusted friend or family member to care for your kids while you are in rehab. However, there are also programs available that accept kids within a certain age frame. At family centers, kids participate in school or recreational activities during the day while you attend therapy. Then, you can all join together in the evenings for family time.
When you know that your addiction to drugs or alcohol is coming between you and your kids, it is time to take charge. By making the decision to go to rehab, you have already completed the hardest step. Now, all you have to do is choose a rehab program that fits your lifestyle, and you can begin a new phase of parenting that involves never fearing the loss of your kids.