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Recovery Challenges Facing Single Mothers

Recovery Challenges Facing Single MothersSingle mothers often struggle with the thought of entering addiction treatment because they do not want to leave their children. However, addicted mothers in San Diego should be aware that some rehabilitation facilities offer treatment programs that encompass childcare and help support single mothers’ recovery.  The key to finding a treatment program that meets all your needs to learn about what is offered at each facility and choose the best one for you.

What Specific Challenges Do Addicted Single Mother’s in San Diego Face?

Mothers often face several challenges when seeking treatment that others do not.  Included in the following are some examples of specific challenges San Diego mother’s face:

  • Guilt
  • Childcare opportunities
  • Lack of support

Mothers often feel guilty because of their addiction and how their addiction has affected their children and other aspects of their life.  Mothers are often most hesitant to enter treatment because they are unsure of the quality of care their children will receive while they are in treatment. Ironically, by not entering treatment, mothers are subjecting their children to the chaos and instability of addiction.  Single mothers also may not have close friends and family members they can rely on financially or emotionally, which can make them feel they don’t have the time or money to enter rehab.

What Options Are Available for Childcare During Addiction Treatment?

Some San Diego single mothers may avoid treatment because they worry about the well being of their children. Included in the following are some examples of how mothers can feel safe about the well being of their children while in treatment:

  • Treatment programs may allow children to reside at the facility
  • Trusted family and/or friends
  • Temporary housing

For mothers who seek inpatient treatment, there are numerous treatment programs that allow children to reside in the same facility and even in the same room. Some treatment programs may also have a daycare facility for the children to stay at and occasionally visit with their mother until she is stable enough to let the children stay in her own room. One can even seek help from trusted family and friends to watch her children while she is in treatment.  Temporary housing may also be available for mothers through some treatment programs.

Drug Addiction Treatment for San Diego Single Mothers

If you or a loved one in San Diego is struggling with addiction, please call our toll-free helpline today.  Our counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your addiction and treatment questions. One call can impact your entire life, so call us today.