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Teen Addiction Recovery Can Greatly Challenge Parents

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Teen recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction is not an easy thing to face: for them or for their parents. Those whose son or daughter is working through rehabilitation from substance abuse may not devote any time to their own self-care, but this is important in order to fully help the child to get better.

Self Care for the Parents Overseeing Teen Addiction Recovery

When their child is dealing with an addiction, parents can experience great difficulties within all facets of their own lives. “Marriages and relationships can bend and break, personal and professional time can become consumed with distraction, and a parent’s own addiction or mental health disease can be triggered.” Obviously, if the mother and father are struggling with their own issues, then it’s nearly impossible for them to be able to be there fully for their child.

In order to act as caretakers, then, the parents need to learn how to more completely care for themselves. While aiding their child through teen recovery, parents should cultivate honest self-awareness. If something is too much for you to do in your current state, then recognize that and don’t push yourself through it. For example, if you’re too physically exhausted to drive your child to their appointments, then switch off driving duty with your spouse, or ask a neighbor or family friend if they can help out. “Delegating needs and errands” can really help you to recharge and to avoid running yourself into the ground.

Something else to remember is that you shouldn’t feel bad about taking care of yourself. Self-care may be a long bath, reading a good book, or a trip out for ice cream, but these should be viewed more as a moment for yourself in order to keep positive and strong rather than some kind of selfish indulgence. All this allows you to better aid your son or daughter, if done appropriately, and can help recharge you for the trials ahead.

To learn more about how to care for yourself during the process teen recovery, contact The Bergand Group. We offer recovery programs for yourself or for others or are seeking education materials about addictions. The Bergand Group is Maryland’s leading addiction treatment and recovery center and offers support for those struggling with addiction and mental health issues, including direction for those who may be denying an addiction.  We can help you to work through your addiction in a safe and healthy environment where everyone is committed to your care.

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About The Bergand Group:

At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehab and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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