What You Shouldn’t Expect When Your Child is in Recovery from Addiction
Your child entering recovery from drug or alcohol use can be an uncertain time. After addiction treatment, the main question is usually, “What now?”
We work with a special group of moms and dads – Parent Coaches – who, just like you, have been affected by a child’s substance use. They are volunteers who receive special training from the Partnership and our clinical partner in order to help other families through similar struggles. In these blog posts, they answer parents’ most frequent questions.
Unfortunately, there is no universal rating system in place to assess the quality of treatment programs although many facilities are beginning to track treatment outcomes. Checking the staff’s credentials, the use evidence-based treatments, a developmentally appropriate curriculum, family involvement and a strong discharge planning component are important to examine in order to assess the quality of the program.
The Partnership makes a guide available titled Questions to Ask Treatment Programs which may help you evaluate programs you are considering. Please note, some programs will offer guarantees based upon program completion and other factors. It is best to read the fine print and ask lots of questions as to how the guarantee might be voided.