Should My Loved One Attend Treatment Nearby?

When dealing with an addiction in the family, your first instinct may be to keep your loved one close to home. After all, why not send them to the closest addiction rehab center possible? The truth is that familiar territory may be the worst place to start recovery.

The presence of former dealers, drug-using friends and old hangouts make it much harder for your loved one to focus on recovery. There is also a higher chance that your loved one will simply abandon recovery if he or she has friends in town who can offer a place to stay.

On the other hand, beginning recovery in a new place, surrounded by new faces, sets the tone for a new life in recovery. The Treatment Center is located near the coastal town of West Palm Beach. This serene, seaside region features a unique, pro-recovery community that can support your loved one as he or she works through treatment.

We?ve made it a priority to establish a local network of supportive aftercare opportunities for our alumni. Additionally, our admissions counselors can work with your family to facilitate travel to our facility from anywhere in the country.

How Can I Be Sure Treatment Will Work?

Signing up a loved one for addiction treatment is a big decision. It?s not surprising that you would want to know if the process works.

It is important for you to understand that addiction is often a lifelong struggle. Relapse is extremely common, and many individuals go through treatment more than once before they find success in sobriety.

At the end of the day, treatment provides individuals with the tools they need to stay sober. It is not a cure for addiction. Unfortunately, such a remedy does not yet exist.

That being said, there are many factors that will determine how likely your loved one is to stay sober after treatment:

Choice of Treatment Facility ? Your choice in treatment facility will have a huge impact on how quickly your loved one is able to adopt a healthier lifestyle. If your loved one has been abusing substances like heroin that elicit deadly withdrawal symptoms, then he or she will need to undergo detox under the supervision of medical professionals. Likewise, when it comes to treating adolescents, age-appropriate teen rehab offers the best results. Your job as a family member is to identify a multidisciplinary facility that can make these resources available to your loved one.

Access to Aftercare Opportunities ? As we mentioned above, treatment is less of a cure and more of a set of tools for staying sober. The more time that your loved one has to practice healthy living strategies, the more likely these tools will be used effectively to avoid relapse. That?s why facilities offering diverse aftercare opportunities, like The Treatment Center, hold an extra advantage. Access to support groups, recreational activities with fellow alumni, and relapse prevention education will go a long way toward helping your loved one stay sober for life.

Support Through Family Rehab ? It may be difficult to acknowledge, but the truth is that most substance abuse problems are in some way related to painful family dynamics. A toxic relationship between two spouses, for example, may make it difficult for one partner to stay sober after they complete treatment and move back home. Alternatively, unresolved tension between parents and their teenage children may be limiting communication and encouraging drug use. At The Treatment Center, we offer addiction counseling for couples and families in addition to the individual patient. Educating families on how their behavior can make it harder for their loved one to stay sober is especially important.

Will We Be Able to Afford Treatment?

You?re ready to help your loved one get treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction, but you aren?t exactly sure how you?re going to pay for it. Don?t feel like you and your family have to figure out the answer to this question all on your own. Our goal is to make treatment as accessible as possible, and that includes helping families figure out how to support their loved one?s recovery process financially.

When you give us a call, our admissions counselors will work with you to determine your loved one?s treatment needs, make a recommendation and determine the cost. After this assessment is completed, our counselors will take the necessary measures to determine if treatment will be covered by your insurance provider.

We are an accredited drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Florida, and several major insurers have plans that feature coverage for treatment at our facility. Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, and United Healthcare are just a few of the providers that generally cover services at The Treatment Center.

If necessary, we can also work with your family directly to develop a payment plan that gets your loved one into treatment as quickly as possible.

Is My Behavior Helping or Hurting My Loved One?

One question that family members almost always wonder is whether their own actions have contributed to their loved one?s addiction. It is important to consider this question, in part because it will be more difficult for your loved one to remain sober if they return to a toxic family dynamic after they finish recovery. It is equally important for families to evaluate how their behavior could have enabled the addiction in the past.

?Enabling? refers to any behaviors that a family member adopts that could facilitate or perpetuate a loved one?s addiction to drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, many attempts to be supportive actually limit the consequences of substance abuse, thus encouraging the loved one to continue his or her substance use.

Through family therapy for addiction at The Treatment Center, you and your relatives can provide encouragement to your loved one while also learning to stop any enabling behaviors.