Family Support Needed For Drug Rehab Prevention



Released on: February 9, 2011, 07:54 am
Author: Mountainside Drug Rehab
Industry: Healthcare

CONNECTICUT- A recent study shows that children removed from their primary residence due to a volatile home situation, and who are placed with a relative for care, have a greater incidence of substance abuse than those placed in traditional foster care.

While children living with a relative, also called a kinship caregiver, have been shown to have fewer behavioral and social skills challenges than their counterparts living in foster homes, they appear to be twice as likely to be at risk for drug abuse.

This is a disturbing finding, begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center. It certainly would seem to be more desirable to place a child with a relative, rather than a complete stranger, for a variety of reasons. But, when doing so, this research shows us that there needs to be proper education and support given to help the caregiver to work with the child for the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse; this support should be in place for not only the initial transition period, but for the future as well.

The study also showed that kinship caregivers are about four times less likely to receive parental training, half as likely to receive additional financial support and seven times less likely to have any type of respite care.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is highly skilled in assisting families put their lives back together when affected by alcohol or drug use. And, for the past 12 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get and to remain sober.

The compassionate, caring treatment team at Mountainside is comprised of licensed and certified counselors and social workers as well as a Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse, both of whom have specialization and extensive experience in drug addiction and alcohol treatment. For clients who may have psychiatric issues and/or a dual diagnosis, Mountainside provides the services of a Psychiatrist who also has specialization in addictions. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment over the past 12 years, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Waters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.



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