After 60 days in rehab, your son or daughter will have a taste of sobriety and learn some of the truths and myths about addiction.
They have experienced a new social group and have made close friends that support and help them in recovery. Call now to ask questions about treatment for yourself or a loved one.
Your son or daughter has also learned how to work the steps with a sponsor and regularly attends meetings. Hopefully, they have also begun to be less dependent on you.
You will still need to show guidance and your faith in your child so they feel there is a purpose in this new life.
Something people in recovery learn, which you should understand too, is:
After 60 days in rehab, consistent healthy boundaries are essential.
As each month passes, the child should start to become less dependent on you and focus on job searching and saving money.
Most substance users will gain confidence and will believe they have the problem under control, but boundaries will remind them that they can slip at any point.
Support is something that they should gain more of as the recovery process continues. As addicted people start to repair broken relationships, they will grow a larger support system to help boost self-confidence, satisfaction, pleasure, and mood. Some of the things that you can do to help them find support at this stage in the treatment process are:
Aftercare is maintaining and caring for your sobriety after treatment or milestones in your rehabilitation process.
Aftercare at 60 days should focus on enabling a goal-setting lifestyle and decreasing the cravings for drugs and alcohol.
As a parent, you should participate in aftercare programs but still allow your child to grow independently.
Sixty days is still young in sobriety, and you should still monitor their activity enough to ensure that they are not setting themselves up for relapse.
Enabling behavior in recovery is doing anything that will constrain your son or daughter from growing. Even though this might stress them out or remind them of their old habits, enabling must be avoided so they can learn responsibility.
Some think that stressing them out will only make them susceptible to relapse, which can be true, but stress is part of life, and somebody who wants to live a sober life must learn to deal with stress without using drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism.
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