5 Dos And 5 Don’ts For When A Loved One Returns Home From Drug Rehab

Whenever a loved one returns home from entering a drug rehabilitation program it can be a joyous occasion, but it can also be fraught with concerns and hesitation. Whilst many of the best drug rehabilitation facilities have programs for the families of drug users to educate and support them so that they can best help the person recovering, unfortunately, many do not.

The problem for a recovering drug user or a person suffering from alcohol withdrawal returning home and their family not being fully aware of how they can best support them is that mistakes can be made. Whilst they may fully intend to and want to do their best, they can inadvertently do or say something which does the opposite.

To try to ensure that a returning family member who is recovering from drug use is given every opportunity to continue their journey towards full recovery, here are five dos and five don’ts which their family and loved ones should abide by.

The Five Dos

Do Learn All You Can About Their Drug Treatment Program: It will serve everyone best if you take the time and effort to learn as much as you can about the drug treatment program your loved one has entered. The more you know the better you will be able to talk about it during discussions with them about their recovery.


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How to Reconnect with Family After Drug Addiction

If you’ve battled with a drug and alcohol addiction, then you will probably have a few regrets. You may have even torn down some family bridges that seem irreparable on the surface. But after drug rehab, your outlook on life can ultimately appear brighter.

You’re free from the grasps of your chosen drug, and it’s now time to repair those bridges that came tumbling down while in the throes of addiction. Here are a few tips to help you reconnect with your family after drug rehab and post-addiction.

Take it Slow

You can’t waltz back into a loved one’s life and expect to be welcomed with open arms. To them, you will still be the same person who ruined your life with drugs and filled theirs with unnecessary stress. Before you make contact, ensure you understand that reconnecting with your family and friends will be a slow process.

Make Sure You’re Ready

Even though you’re clean, it’s paramount to avoid stress that could send you back into the path of drugs and alcohol. If reconnecting with your family could be more stress than you can handle right now, then wait. Have a support group around you and make sure you’re strong enough for confrontation. Otherwise, you can end up making a huge leap backward, instead of forward.


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