When you are trapped in the cycle of substance abuse, it can be hard to see a way out. The source of your addiction controls you to the point that you cannot focus on anything else. Holding down a job, taking care of your obligations, and meeting the needs of your children may all be pushed aside. You’re struggling so much to keep your head above water, you can’t even take care of yourself. If Child Protective Services becomes involved due to neglect, you may wonder if you can get your kids back after rehab. Don’t give up hope.
The first thing you need to do is focus on getting better. It’s heartbreaking to have your children taken away, but you need to do what’s best for them right now. Going into rehab can help you to take control of your life again. The source of your addiction has consumed all of your energy. You need to break your dependency so you can see clearly again. The only way you are going to be capable of giving your children the care they need is by taking care of yourself.
Rehab Makes You the Priority
When you enter a rehab program, it will be time to put everything but your recovery out of your mind. Medical professionals will sit down with you to learn more about your situation. You can expect:
- An evaluation of your health
- A discussion of the history of your substance abuse
- To set goal for your treatment plan to get you on the road to recovery
You will be given the support you need to move in the right direction. It’s time to make yourself strong and healthy enough to take care of your family once again.
Recovery from Addiction Takes a Team Effort
You may have felt like you were all alone while you were struggling with the source of your addiction. It was a problem that was too big for you to handle by yourself. When you enter an addiction recovery center, you will have a caring and trained staff of professionals helping you to find your way back to who you were before substance abuse sent you in the wrong direction.
Remove Yourself from a Harmful Environment
In the same way that your children were removed from your home, you will distance yourself from a harmful environment when you begin rehab. You will step away from temptation. You will be able to set aside all the pressures and responsibilities have been weighing you down. You will be in a safe environment where you will be surrounded by positive people. Everyone will have one goal. They want to see you become well.
Embrace the Process of Breaking Free from Addiction
Once you enter an addiction treatment center, you will begin a journey. It will take you through the following stages:
- Individual counseling
- Group meetings
- Support once you complete treatment
You will learn how you fell into your addiction, what triggers could pull you back into old habits, and healthy ways that you can remain sober.
Seek Professional Help to Regain Custody of Your Children
After you have successfully completed your treatment, you will need to prove that you are capable of caring for your children again. The professionals at your treatment facility can assist you in providing you with documentation that can be presented before Child Protective Services. Your public defender can work with you to work with family court. A plan will be created by CPS with recommendations you must follow. If the judge approves, you can expect social workers to check in with you regularly to make sure you are staying on track.
Outpatient Services are Available for Continued Support
You will continue to have support from your rehab facility after you have been released. You can have regular meetings with your therapist on an outpatient therapist. Mentors and support groups offer you other valuable resources. When you feel like you are at risk of turning back to your addiction, call for help.
Our counselors are waiting for your call today. Reach out to us at 772-934-6580 to learn more about the treatment programs that are available for you. We are here 24/7 to help you begin your recovery journey. We know that you are feeling overwhelmed, lost, and alone. Let us help you to find your way to the right substance abuse program for you.