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10 Recovery Resources That Help When Your Child Is Struggling – Cathy Taughinbaugh

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Are you looking for recovery resources because your teen is trying drugs or alcohol?

Or maybe you’re on the next step now. Can we no longer ignore the problem of prescription drugs, cocaine and heroin in adult children?

Drug use affects families at all levels. It continues to cost far more than most people realize. Statistics show that drug use, including alcohol, still hijacks families. Prescription drug abuse is a nationwide epidemic. The good news is that there are recovery resources available now.

Here is a list of great resources that have helped many families.

1. Inviting your loved ones to change groups

“The Invitation to Change Approach© (ITC) is a holistic support framework based on science and kindness, Families and loved ones of people struggling with drug use. In this workbook, each chapter introduces an important ITC topic (behavior matters, increases positive behavior, one size does not fit all, etc.) Helpful. ’ Now, across the country, groups of families are gathering to worry about their loved ones. Learn more about.

New members are welcome to join the group starting August 22, 2023. If you are interested in signing up, please click here.

2. Partnerships to End Addiction Recovery Resources

The Partnership Helpline for Drug-Free Children has recovery resources available to parents concerned about their children. Partnership services include first call Coaching with a trained counselor followed by a coaching session with a peer coach who understands the challenges, frustrations, obstacles and emotions associated with drug use in children.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and we recognize that each family is different, suggesting a personalized course of action and providing the best tools and resources to help support your child, yourself and your family. To do. The helpline number is 1-855-378-4373. The helpline is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time. Support is available via live chat Monday through Friday evenings and weekends from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET.

3. Help your family

The Helping Families help site focuses on a scientific approach called CRAFT, which has been found to help nearly 70% of families persuade their loved ones to start treatment. Additionally, research shows that learning CRAFT can help families feel better about themselves, get their lives on track, and improve relationships with loved ones. All options listed throughout the Helping Families help are provided by CRAFT-based providers, many of which are part of the Helping Families Help Provider Network (HFHPN). The website includes his CRAFT-based resources for families dealing with addiction, a provider directory, CRAFT-based groups, training and workshops for families, opportunities to participate in research studies, domestic violence resources, and more. , listing a number of CRAFT-based resources. Click here for more information on family support.


Other recovery resources include support groups such as: SMART recovery for friends and family. SMART Recovery Family & Friends is a research-based, secular alternative to the Alnon and Johnson interventions.

We don’t currently have as many SMART Recovery live meetings available as there are other groups. But that number is growing as more people get to know the program. Depending on where you live, there are regular family and friend meetings held live or online.

The SMART Recovery 4-Point program provides tools and techniques for each program point.

  • Building and maintaining motivation
  • deal with urges
  • Managing Thoughts, Emotions, and Behavior
  • lead a balanced life

5. An online course that restores hope

If you want access to information at your convenience, online courses can help. If you’re interested in learning about evidence-based strategies that can help guide your child to recovery, this online course is the place to start. It gives an action plan for moving the needle and helps encourage your child to begin recovery. The course consists of modules covering drug use, positive communication tools, self-care, impact, boundaries, and more, along with over eight hours of his content including interviews with experts in the field. You can also access online support groups and similar methods for monthly parent meetings. Click here to access.

6. Treatment options

There are many options when it comes to treatment plans. Everyone’s situation is different. Find a treatment program that meets your child’s needs. Keep in mind concurrent or underlying issues, your child’s usage patterns, and how open you are to change and support.

According to the authors, Beyond addiction The three biggest questions to ask about treatment are:

  • Which setting makes the most sense to start with (hospital, residential, outpatient, etc.)?
  • What intensity of treatment is appropriate? In other words, how often will the treatment be given?
  • What approach do you think works best for your loved one (and what is the evidence supporting that approach)?

The SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is your treatment options resource. It is one of the most detailed search engines available and has recently been updated. Do your homework to find out what kind of treatment is best for you.

Also here are links to questions to ask your treatment provider published by the Drug-Free Children and TRI partnership.Learn more about Find a treatment provider.

7. Treatment with drug therapy

Medication-supported treatment (MAT) is a treatment option for people suffering from substance use disorders due to opioid use. Drugs such as naltrexone (Vivitrol), buprenorphine (Savoxone), and methadone are prescribed to alleviate cravings that often interfere with a person’s recovery. Researchers now know that these drugs are saving lives.

According to Dr. Ken Saffir, who treats people with substance use disorders in Northern California, the benefits of opioid “maintenance” are:

  • Improving treatment continuation rate
  • 80% reduction in drug use and crime
  • 70% reduction in mortality
  • Reduction of Hep C and HIV infection
  • 80-90% reduction in recurrence compared to not using MAT

These drugs require a doctor’s prescription. MAT is not for everyone.However, this is an option that may help your child Rebuild your life and reduce the fear of relapse.

8. Keep Naloxone on Hand

If you have a child who struggles with opioid use such as heroin, Vicodin, OxyContin, or Percocet, it’s a good idea to keep naloxone on hand. For more information, read How Naloxone Can Save Lives. Helps prevent fatal overdose. In case of emergency, always call 911. In an emergency, trained family members can administer naloxone.

This medicine should not be used as a substitute for emergency medical care. It should be administered by a trained family or friend first responder. After receiving training in drug administration, he can buy naloxone at Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Wal-Mart, and independent drugstores without a prescription.

Signs to look out for if you’re concerned about a possible overdose:

  • my face is stickytouch is losing normal colour
  • blue lips and fingertips
  • They don’t respond to calling their name or rubbing their knuckles hard against their sternum.
  • slow, irregular, or no breathing
  • Deep snoring or rumbling sounds (that is, “death rattle”)
  • Slow heartbeat or no heartbeat detected

here is another resource naloxone.

9. Join free Facebook groups for parents of children battling drugs and alcohol

Being part of a group makes you feel less alone. Parents with children struggling with drugs or alcohol are welcome to attend. A Facebook group for parents of children struggling with drugs/alcohol. This group is for parents to connect with other parents in similar situations to encourage and support each other in understanding their child’s drug use.

The group has over 4,900 members and is a resource for parents to help other parents. It’s a place where you feel supported and know you’re not alone. This group is aimed at parents of teens and young people struggling with drugs and alcohol.

We hope these recovery resources give you a starting point to help yourself and your child. Please understand that each situation is different and take your time to find what works best for you and your child.

10. Check out my info on CRAFT

There are many evidence-based resources on this page. This page provides an overview of the CRAFT (Community Strengthening and Family Training) approach and links to learn more. Information includes articles, links, books, and other resources. Click here for more information.

You can use these resources to help your child make changes. They can continue to live healthier lives.

Please select the one that might be useful and contact us for more information. We would love to hear from you. What recovery resources do you find helpful?

Access research-based resources Support your child in a kind and caring way that can lead to change.

Please consider visiting my online course. regain hope, An online course that provides an action plan to help your child. Know that children can change.

Please read my book. Compassion Antidote: A Path to Change for You and Your Child Struggling with Addiction.

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