Addiction is an insidious disease that affects not only the person who is dependent but everyone around them. Your ability to care for your children was taken away by addiction. If you have lost custody of your children because of your addiction, treatment can help you get your children back.
Many addicts lose custody of their children to their mother or father. Perhaps your addiction impacted your rights to have visitation with your children. Your addiction may have caused your children to be placed in foster care. In order to regain care of your children, you need to get clean and sober. Treatment in an addiction center can help you do that.
The courts need to see that you are committed to sobriety in order to allow you back in your children’s lives. This means actively going through the recovery process. The first step in your recovery is going through detox.
During detox, your body will rid itself of any drugs or alcohol. This can be an uncomfortable process due to withdrawal symptoms. This is why it is so important to detox in an addiction center with professional monitoring and supporting you.
Treatment Willl Help You Get Your Children Back
Ridding your body of drugs and alcohol is only the first step in getting clean and sober. In order to achieve long-term recovery, therapy will be necessary. One on one therapy will help you talk about your experience with addiction. You and your counselor will come up with coping strategies and goals you want to achieve in order to avoid relapse.
Group therapy is an important part of the recovery process. Listening to others who are going through a similar experience can help you feel less isolated during recovery. Hearing what the process has been like for others in recovery and learning what has helped them avoid relapsing can be tremendously helpful for your own recovery.
Recovery is a lifelong process. You will need to learn the tools and strategies to use to avoid relapsing so that you can be a part of your children’s lives again. You will need a recovery environment with supportive people to guide you through the process. Our addiction centers can help you regain your children.
If you or someone you loved has lost their children because of addiction, call our counselors today at 800-937-0933. Our counselors can give you information on recovery and get you started on your journey to recovery today.