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My Experience of Helping Addicts in Recovery

After hospitalization, an addict will need to start putting their life back together. There are many obstacles to overcome after hospitalization that many fail to notice. The fight doesn’t stop after hospitalization. In fact, it is when the true battle of becoming a normal functioning citizen really begins. This is when an addict needs the most support. If support is not available, the risk of going back to using drugs is very high. Thus, inpatient and outpatient programs are taking quality to a new level to offer lifelong results of their provided treatments.

From personal experience, the major obstacles in the way of recovery are basic resources, such as money, housing, transportation, medical care, therapy, trust, patience, and supportive relationships. After my cousin and his girlfriend got out of rehab, they had nothing but their clothes and basic supplies for hygiene. Before they got into rehab, they used everything they had to support their addiction, so they lost their job, housing, transportation, and some personal items they regretted selling.

One of the hardest things for them was that they had damaged every relationship with family members that helped them. They both come from dysfunctional homes, so asking their parents for help was a dead end. They truly had nowhere to go. I saw this, so my husband and I took a risk, and we allowed them to live with us until they could live on their own.

My husband and I talked about how we could help them the best, and what we came up with was risky but worth it. We would offer a phone, so they could call their doctors, transportation, money for copays if needed, and a whole lot of love.

Surprisingly, when someone truly wants help, they find what they need. They were receiving food stamps, so they had a small amount of money to get food. They also started babysitting for a relative one day a week for some extra money. It’s only enough for gas money and a few other items to live on, but they do what they have to do. More information visit this site: mynewsport

My cousin applied for disability because he definitely cannot work right now. He used drugs because he had an underlying untreated disorder. He is bipolar. He also has unhealthy relationships with his father and stepmother that he needs to resolve. Not only does he need basic resources, but he also needs a psychiatrist and a therapist. This is the same case with my cousin’s girlfriend. I gave my cousin a cell phone I wasn’t using (a bit of luck there) so he could find doctors. Visit this site for more information: rtsnet.

I was happy that they proactively got the medical insurance and medical care they needed. They both found a psychiatrist that prescribes suboxone, Click here and show more information: newstheater.  which is one medication that helped them both tremendously. I was afraid they would get addicted to suboxone and be on it forever, but they very smartly took what they needed and nothing more. After a few months of working with their doctors, they are now in the process of weaning off suboxone. They take medication prescribed for bipolar disorder now, which is much safer than staying on suboxone. For more information visit this site: coschedules

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