One of the biggest fears that families of individuals who are addicted to drugs or alcohol have is that their loved one will engage in activities that will endanger themselves or others. Residents of El Cerrito have seen firsthand the damage an individual can cause when high on drugs. In the latter part of 2015, police dealt with a 25-year-old man who broke into a local pharmacy with a hatchet and began ingesting and injecting himself with prescription pain drugs.
The toll that drug addiction abuse has on families can be difficult to quantify. It destroys relationships, breaks trust, leads to physical abuse, and can have a devastating effect on the family’s finances. For this reason, many drug rehabilitation programs are designed to treat not just the substance abusers, but also their family.
How Entire Families Can Benefit from Inpatient Drug Rehabilitation Programs
It is difficult for the family of drug or alcohol addicted people to know how to address the addiction. Often, family members become unintentional enablers to the addict. However, there is usually a tipping point that compels the family to force their addicted family member to seek help.
At times, family members may want to help their addicted loved one, but they are afraid to address the issue because they were either going to make their loved one's addiction worse or they are going to anger their loved one. When a drug addict enrolls in an inpatient drug or alcohol abuse treatment, their family benefits because they can see how they might have been trapped in a cycle of enabling and codependency. Without the addicted loved one around, family members are able to examine their own behaviors and identify traits that they need to adjust in order to break that dangerous cycle.
Family members are encouraged to attend support meetings while their loved one is receiving treatment. During these meetings they will learn how to support themselves and their loved one and how to build up their family as they travel together through the recovery process.
Your Rehab Experience Can Be Strictly Confidential
Along with the many struggles that those attending rehab must deal with, being wary of confidentiality is one that many addicts dwell on. It can be embarrassing to deal openly with an addiction, and it is your prerogative to be private about attending a treatment facility. As a solution, if you choose to travel to a treatment center for rehab, there is often less of a need to worry on this matter. For a period of time, you will be able to distance yourself from your place of employment or school and the often-prying eyes of those you know.
If you are interested in the solution to travel for your drug or alcohol addiction recovery in order to have a more private experience, let us know. Many alcohol and drug rehab facilities offer arrangements that can help you make your recovery experience more personal and private. We know that this can be a difficult decision to make, and we want to be there for you to offer support during this critical period. You can reach a helpful representative at any time by calling our toll-free number.