Comprehensive Care, the POC goes into treatment with love. We continue to meet as a family while they are in treatment. The family is also prepared to support their journey of recovery after treatment.
We have all had cravings for food, cravings pop up out of no where and can be so strong that we 'just must' act on them. How many slices of pizza, General Tso's Chicken, and late night Ben and Jerry's binges have you had that were born of a craving for them?
As long as I could stop drinking 12 hours before flying, I didn’t see a problem with my drinking. In a way, having a federally mandated “hard stop” on my use kept my drinking in check, but it also allowed me to maintain the false belief that I didn’t have a problem.
The trauma of loss – of culture, family, and country – could drive anyone to cope by using alcohol. People of those generations may have been trying their best to raise their children, but they probably didn’t have much bandwidth to parent.
A thirty-day treatment program may seem expensive. It may seem like too large a time commitment. But if you actually evaluate what you can gain, the investment of time and money will seem well worth it.
When I present someone new with options for recovery, I often hear two common objections. They are; “I’m a private person” and/or “I have to do it my way.” Both of these justifications keep the person from actively beginning their path to recovery.