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Helping a Loved One After Drug Rehab

There are several ways to assist a loved one after drug rehab. The best way to help your loved one as well as yourself is to participate in a family therapy program. There are many programs available to you. Professional therapy, Al -Anon or Nar- Anon, and others. Your local treatment center may be able to direct you as well. Remember it is extremely important to help yourself. You will learn how to communicate respectfully and effectively, have patience, and learn to build strong boundaries with your loved one who is dealing with addiction and in route to recovery. Once you have grasped a better understanding, you will be equipped to help them once they return home.

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Ways to help a loved one after drug rehab include:

Speak to a professional

Call the rehab facility that your loved one is discharging from. Reach out to a staff member that can guide you through the process of tending to your loved one post-rehab. Remember that recovery is different for everyone, and your loved one may hit an obstacle that was least expected. Reach out to your designated contact person, that is what they are there for.

Ask Questions

Do not hesitate to ask your loved one what is needed from you. It is also important to ask your loved one what they need from people in their environment, such as friends, other family members, or even neighbors. By facilitating the communication of needs to these people, you will find that you are able to help a great deal.

Ask Questions

Do not hesitate to ask your loved one what is needed from you. It is also important to ask your loved one what they need from people in their environment, such as friends, other family members, or even neighbors. By facilitating the communication of needs to these people, you will find that you are able to help a great deal.

Listen. Just Listen

Most times people just want to be heard. Your loved one just wants someone to listen to their problems and thoughts about recovery or the future. They want to trust and know that someone cares. This can be a major stress reliever and helps the person to better face the issues at hand.

Listen. Just Listen

Most times people just want to be heard. Your loved one just wants someone to listen to their problems and thoughts about recovery or the future. They want to trust and know that someone cares. This can be a major stress reliever and helps the person to better face the issues at hand.

Observe Behavior

If you notice certain behaviors such as lying, do not ignore it. The person probably did this while using. Other signs of relapse include depression, blaming others, and fatigue. It is important to know what to be watching for after drug rehab.

Encourage continuation of therapy

Continuing therapy is essential to recovery. The fight is never over when someone walks out of drug rehab. Seeing a therapist, attending AA meeting, and or engaging with other support groups is necessary. It’s recommended they follow through with a particular program. This may require a lifetime commitment. Always be aware of appointments or meeting times so that you can remind your loved one of them.

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