To select the best rehab for your child or other family member on Conquer Addiction, first figure out any criteria that the center absolutely must meet. Some options you might want to consider are:
Even though the Affordable Health Care Act makes substance abuse treatment more affordable, it is unlikely to cover all of a family's costs for residential treatment facilities, halfway houses, individual and family counseling, and other wrap-around services.
Twelve years ago, one of our teenage daughters started drinking enough alcohol to possibly kill herself on a regular basis. Over the next five years, we repeatedly found ourselves in crisis situations where it was clear we needed to find treatment for her immediately. Each time, we were forced to make the life-and-death decision about which treatment center to send her to
There’s a common misconception in the addiction field that addicts and alcoholics must hit rock bottom before treatment can be successful. This is a convenient scapegoat for treatment centers, allowing them to champion success stories while denying culpability – it’s not our fault your son relapsed, it’s his.
When addiction invades your home, it forces you to try to figure out how you might be able to help a child who seems beyond reach. Study your unique style of enabling to find your hidden strengths.
If you’ve noticed one or more signs that your son or daughter might be drinking too much or using dangerous drugs, here's what you need to know.