Caring for Children of Mothers in Early Recovery
Early recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction is difficult for mothers with small children
and infants, especially single mothers in lower income households. You can’t focus on your recovery while taking care of a child, and may not be able to afford the child care that would provide you with the necessary quiet time. When child care and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) are a part of treatment in early recovery, though, your chances of achieving long-term sobriety are much better.
Tarzana Treatment Centers provides alcohol and drug treatment services for women
with children. We have two facilities in Long Beach and Tarzana where mothers can get the treatment they need, with child day care available. Vivitrol
treatment is also available for eligible patients being treated for alcoholism and opiate addiction.
When individuals begin a life of sobriety, everything changes. Routines need to change, diets, friends, and even family relationships. These aren’t all big changes, necessarily. But they all require a certain amount of focus, and that means that daily “alone time” is needed. Any single mother can tell you that this is nearly impossible without an outside hand, which is not always available. Unfortunately, this means that many single mothers relapse early in recovery and often give up on the hope for a sober life.
Some would say that if these moms would put their children in child care, treatment would work better for them. But even if the mother can afford child day care, she needs to rebuild broken bonds. That’s difficult to do when there is a physical separation. So it is a great benefit when mom and child can experience treatment together. At Tarzana Treatment Centers our goal is to provide a temporary home for them. In some cases, it is the best environment that the child has ever experienced.
and opiate cravings
are major relapse triggers, and require a great deal of strength and motivation to overcome. These cravings can get in the way of bonding efforts between mothers in recovery and their children. For those who are eligible, Vivitrol is an alcohol and opiate craving reduction medication that Tarzana Treatment Centers provides after medical detoxification. With cravings out of the way, mom can focus more on her recovery and relationship with her children.
Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California
in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.