Recent studies have found out significant gender differences that exist as to substance use disorder (SUD) and its treatment. Scientists admit that women face particular fears and barriers when it comes to the disease of SUD. They relate to seeking or receiving help, family integrity, and other issues mentioned in the given infographic. If you consider going to an addiction treatment center, you may worry about the consequences of this choice for every aspect of life and your closest people. A parent’s major concern is certainly, “What will happen to my kids?” Many are afraid that going to rehab will mean losing their children. No one can give you any guarantees about the future of your family. But what is clear is that completing a rehabilitation program is the right decision. Given that the youngest family members are extremely vulnerable to the parent’s substance abuse, you should recover for their sake.
The authors of AddictionResource say there’s a couple of options for parents wanting to recover from SUD. Some rehabs offer onsite child care and children’s services. Besides, you can find a trusted caregiver for your kids. Usually, parents in rehab ask for help from their spouse, significant parents, kids’ grandparents, siblings, or close friends.
Infographic by: addictionresource