How do I help my Addicted child?
Every loving parent may have to find themselves asking, “How do I help my addicted child?” This is a situation we would never want to be in but it is a situation that rears its ugly head way too often. First of all, we have to make sure we are transparent with everything and that we don’t just stick our heads in the sand and pretend everything is just peachy. Once we verify and establish that there is an addiction we need to get to the bottom of “why” our child is turning to drugs and/or alcohol. Some of us parents find that our kids are suffering from low self-esteem and low self-confidence which is caused, in turn, by not having the skills and tools to be a productive member of society. Feelings of inadequacy and feelings of not producing in society are one of the leading causes of young adults turning to drugs and alcohol.
Dr. Cali Estes and her team have created a unique 30 to 45 day aftercare intensive program that runs 9 to 15 hours per week to help our addicted children, LaunchPad can be a 45 day program or a 30 day XPress program that covers 5 distinct phases of life skills that are imperative to a child creating a healthy lifestyle. These 5 Phases are implemented with our certified, credentialed staff over the course of our program and we are with you every step of the way. Not only do we handle the addicted child but we involve you, the family as well. It is imperative that the family knows how to help the person and what to do and not to do in certain situations.
Our LaunchPad program has zero group therapy and is customized to the client. Dr. Cali Estes and her team get to the root cause of the ambivalence and the ‘stuck points’ to assist their clients in moving forward with their lives in a productive, happy and excited manner. Creating a fun life that has meaning is the goal. We understand that drugs and alcohol are not the problems, it is the solution to your addicted child’s problems, We get to the root cause of the issues, solve them and help your addicted child become a happy, healthy productive member of society. From creating a positive peer group, to understanding addiction, getting a job and moving forward, we can assist.
It is not just about the ability to create a life for themselves, but the ability to create a life that has meaning, joy and fulfillment. Dr. Estes and her certified and trained team instill self-empowerment to their clients, which inevitably leads them towards goal achievement. Launchpad is the new solution.