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We Found Long Term Treatment For Our Mom

May 6th, 2011

My mother has been an alcoholic for as long as I can remember. She always smelled of alcohol and her medicine cabinet was practically a pharmacy of pills she would abuse carelessly. My brother and I sent her to medical detox centers with no lasting results, and she was in and out of short-term rehabs for a decade. She enjoyed the revolving door of short-term 12 Step rehab centers, as it was a free way for her to obtain more prescription medications. It dawned on me that we needed a long-term alcohol treatment program that would target the underlying causes for her addiction. I found an inpatient drug and alcohol rehab center and convinced my family that this was the level of care she needed. Through an intervention, we got her agreement to attend. This alcohol treatment facility created individualized treatment programs, tailor-made to her life and her issues. This thrilled us, as we all felt that her addiction was far too advanced to continue with group treatment. She stayed at the residential treatment facility for 3 months and returned home a completely different person. Today she is 4 years sober and we are so proud of the huge changes she has made. If she can do it, anyone can. I only wish we hadn’t waited so long before doing the research and finding the right alcohol treatment center for her. God bless.

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