Just Breath Kids (vimeo.com)
2. Prepare how you want to respond to tough phone calls and recognize ups and downs are often a part of the process, including supporting your loved one. Reinforce your loved one's decision to seek help.
How You Can Help (justfive.org)
3. Communicate questions that you have regarding treatment process and next steps with counselor. Encourage your loved one to include you in the treatment process by opening a release of information.
4. Recognizing that there will be ongoing recommendations and steps following treatment, familiarize yourself with recommendations and resources, i.e., what does insurance cover and not cover, what is feasible, alternatives if needed? (Talk with your insurance provider).
After Addiction Treatment | Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment (justfive.org)
Long-Term Recovery Support | Alcohol Treatment Navigator | NIAAA (nih.gov)
FAQs: Searching for Alcohol Treatment | Navigator | NIAAA (nih.gov)
5. During and post treatment, seek ongoing support for yourself and other family members. (Education family programs, therapist, support groups, etc)
Support for Families of Addicts | Family Program | Hazelden Betty Ford Helping Families Help
Consult your Employee Assistance Program and Health Insurance card
Take part in the Healthy Relationships Program with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
Taking Care of Yourself | Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation