Addiction is a complicated disease for not only the person suffering from it but also for the people around them, particularly any children involved. When an addict is a single parent, they may feel like it is impossible to achieve. The cost may prove prohibited. If there is no one who can take over childcare duties, foster care may be the only option. These are valid obstacles.
However, there are aspects of treatment that are particularly useful for single parents. If you’re a single parent who needs help, call 1-800-552-0697 today to find an inpatient rehab center near you.
Family Inpatient Drug Rehab
Childcare is a legitimate concern for single parents who want to enter residential treatment. They simply aren’t free to do so unless they can trust their child to someone else. Luckily, there are inpatient drug rehab programs that are designed for parents and children. They often accommodate one parent and two children and design their programs around developing not only strategies to enable successful recovery but parenting ones as well.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Many parents who struggle with addiction also struggle with a mental illness. Having both is considered a dual diagnosis. If a parent enters a traditional 12 step based outpatient program, the mental illness won’t be addressed or treated. Inpatient drug rehab programs that cater to single parents may offer simultaneous treatment for dual diagnosis patients. Having both receive the care that they need directly impacts the quality of parenting patients are able to deliver.
Inpatient drug rehab facilities who treat parents often offer coaching as part of their treatment. There is an acknowledgment that the addiction has disrupted an ideal parenting situation and the coaching helps to address what has been done and assists patients in making changes to repair the damage done. Parents can learn important skills that they can use for the rest of their life to communicate more clearly with their children.
Get Help Today
If you or someone you love is a single parent struggling with addiction, there’s nothing better than you can do for your children than to get HELP. Many inpatient rehab programs are available with programs specifically for single parents. For women with children, some centers even allow the mother to bring her child or children with her. Don’t let anything stop you from getting the help you need to do what’s best for your kids. Call our helpline at 1-800-552-0697 today to be connected with a rehab center that can help.
Through inpatient rehab, you’ll gain a wide range of positive benefits including a renewed sense of hope, improved self-esteem and a balance that you can’t possibly achieve while addicted to drugs or alcohol. Don’t let your addiction ruin another minute of you and your children’s lives—do what’s most important, seek help today and start your journey to healing and recovery with your children’s future in mind!