eHow writes, “When a parent suffers from substance abuse and would like to regain custody of her children she must pass a series of evaluations. If she has been arrested on a drug- or alcohol-related charge, evaluations will be made by the court. A litigator must evaluate statements from both parents and decide which statements are true, as people tend to make false accusations regarding drug and alcohol abuse. If a parent is deemed to have a substance abuse problem, they will more than likely lose custody. However, visitation may be granted and the case may be appealed once the parent has gone through appropriate treatment.” If there is any hope in regaining or maintaining custody of a child, it is only through effective drug rehabilitation.
Those who start down the path of addiction begin to accumulate so much damage to themselves both physically and mentally that the quality of their life in general deteriorates. Eventually the person is faced with so many unpleasant circumstances that each sober moment is filled with despair and misery. All the addict wants to do is medical themself to escape these feelings and avoid the pain of withdrawal. This is the downward spiral of addiction.
For an addict, there are only three outcomes of addiction: sobriety, jail, or death. For the families of an addict however, the outcomes are numerous and horrible (divorce, infidelity, abandonment, corruption, betrayal, theft, forgery, burglary…countless crimes and indiscretions) unless their loved one can learn to live again without drugs or alcohol.
Many addicts have attempted sobriety through various methods and failed. If meetings and outpatient treatment and 30 day rehabs and medication and detox centers have not been successful for an addict, perhaps it is time to address the problem differently. Narconon Louisiana addresses an addicts physical and emotional well being. The staff knows that addiction began somewhere and unless that original problem is resolved, the addict will always go back to using drugs and alcohol. The family unit is also thoroughly addressed and rehabilitated before a student can graduate. If you or a loved one are dealing with the misery of addiction, call our hotline now by dialing 1-800-473-0930. We provide proven drug abuse solutions.