Information for Friends & Family
Addiction is a chronic disease, and many patients have struggled with addiction for years. The road to recovery can be difficult for both the patient and their loved ones. At Rehabilitation Care Group, we strive to help educate and support patients' friends and families. Listed below are some of the resources and information that our patients' families have found most useful.
When someone you know or love is struggling with addiction, it’s difficult to know what is the right thing to do. Our staff can help you identify some of the warning signs and help you determine if our medication-assisted treatment is appropriate for your situation.
Seven Signs of Addiction
- Increase in usage
- Continued use without regard for health, family, job or finances
- Social withdrawal
- Personality changes
- Changes in emotional state
- Changes in personal appearance
- Changes in activity level
Information About Addiction
Here is our list of the most important information for friends and family concerning opioid treatment using Suboxone.
Information About Counseling
Counseling can help family members better understand the issues contributing to a patient's addiction. It can also help them deal with any frustrations or strain that arise from trying to support a patient in recovery. Counseling is available through Rehabilitation Counseling Group for both patients and their families. Our counselor, Mike McCafferty, has prepared the following informational materials.
I am a licensed nurse, 33 years old. I have 2 kids who are 16 and 4 and have another on the way. I have been with my wife for over 13 years now.
I started to take pain killers just here and there for a fun buzz. Before I knew it, it was 10 years later and I was taking 60 Percocets daily or 1000 mg of morphine or any opiate that was available to me. I almost lost my job, wife, house, and kids. I ran our savings dry and went past due on our house and car payments.
The counseling helps tremendously. I get good tips and it’s an outlet to talk about things that no one else could understand. The tools you learn for recovery really do help!
– Shane A.