Rehab Hasn’t Worked For My Kid. Why Should I Send Him Again?

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.

The relapse rate for substance use disorders is typically 40-60%, although with opioids like painkillers and heroin, it is estimated to be as high as 90%. This is consistent with other chronic diseases like diabetes. Often, it takes multiple treatment episodes to achieve a stable recovery. Every treatment episode is an opportunity to abstain from drugs and alcohol while learning better coping skills.

It’s also true that for most people, changing behaviors, and potentially one’s entire lifestyle, is marked by ambivalence, meaning sometimes a person really wants to change and is taking steps in that direction, while at other times, thinks it’s difficult and not worth the struggle at the moment. It helps to think about a personal change you have tried to make, like starting an exercise program, losing weight, learning to meditate, etc., to understand the ups and downs of the process. Sometimes you may feel very committed to making a change for the better, while at other times, it’s a challenge. This is the same for loved ones struggling with substances and it helps to be supportive.

Would you like to connect with one of our Specialists for one-on-one help and learn more about Parent Coaching? Email us to get started.

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    Angelica

    September 17, 2018 at 11:34 PM

    My son went into rehab for Xanax, cocaibe, Weed and lean. Don’t know what to do?

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      Candice Besson

      September 18, 2018 at 9:31 AM

      Thanks for your message. We have forwarded your message to one of our Helpline Specialists who can better help answer your question, and she will be reaching out to you shortly.

      Our Helpline is a good place to start if you’d like to talk to someone about what you’re going through. Feel free to connect with us in whichever manner you choose in the future: https://drugfree.org/helpline.

      Thank you. -The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

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