Are you a parent trying to get help for your daughter? Sending your daughter to rehab can be one of the most difficult decisions you have to make, yet this is an important decision that many times only a parent can make.
The first step in helping your daughter to get into rehab is to to make sure that she is aware of the fact that she does have an addiction problem. Keep in mind that there are not a set of exact signs and symptoms of substance abuse and addiction that always appear in every case, or for every drug addiction. However, usually there are enough evidence that points to the fact that the family unit is not functioning the way it should and help is needed.
If your daughter is struggling with addiction, it's not unusual that she denies having any problem, and like in most cases, for her entering a rehab is not an option she is contemplating. Accepting treatment for her is the same as confessing to be an addict and confessing to the fact that mom, dad or the loved ones have been correct all along, and that is not easy.
As a mom, father or guardian the next step could be intervention which is an emotional experience of it's own, yet a necessary step to save her life. Regardless of the fact if intervention is needed or not, the immediate need is to find a licensed, experienced treatment facility and start the process for recovery.
To reduce the tension and prepare her for admission to a treatment center, It is important to re-assure her that she will be safe and surrounded by compassionate expert professionals who can help her stop the addiction and the hurt. If intervention was involved there is no time for and no chance of visiting the rehab center of choice, but in case the decision to enter rehab had her approval then a visit or a call to the facility would allow her to address her her concerns and get answers for questions she might have. In that case, you can both arrange a conversaion with the facility's program director or the owners to get detailed information about the program.
In addition to a phone interview with a program director, it is recommended to check the reviews posted on different social media outlets on the facility. But just keep in mind that the most serious treatment centers do discharge clients/patients who do not comply with the treatment center's policies, and often when unhappy with the situation these clients place negative reviews. Generally the facility can not talk about the detail of the case due to HIPPY laws, but the conflicting on-line reviews should allow you to weigh the good and the bad ones by asking about those reviews when talking to the facility's representative.
Getting your daughter into a residential/inpatient rehab program is the most recommended treatment option, especially if she can be away from home. This will remove her from her current temptations and allow her to focus completely on getting sober without any distractions. At an inpatient rehab program your daughter is required to live at the treatment facility for the duration of the treatment, which varies from 28 to 90 days. A reputable inpatient rehab offers medical supervision and access to medical care, if needed. It provides an environment in which collectively she and others going through the same struggles can provide support, share their experiences, and offer hope to each other.
Inpatient programs vary by treatment center and may include a number of other features, ranging from specialized trauma therapy, nutritional counseling, art therapy, recovery educational workshops, etc.
Florida Center for Recovery is a Detox and Rehab Center located in Fort Pierce, Florida providing inpatient rehab programs since 2002 for adults age 18 and over. Our center offers residential short-term rehab, 30 days or less, as well as long term rehab.
To learn more about your options for treatment and to find the one that will help you return to a healthy and happy life, call 800-851-3291
Your daughter may not reach out for help or quit using drugs or alcohol on her own. In this case, parents or loved ones may need to step in and assist in getting the life-saving help they desperately need. By knowing what to look for, parents and friends can address the situation earlier in the process before the addiction has a chance to spiral too far out of control.