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How to Make a Recovery Plan with Your Child
how to make a recovery plan
If your teen or young adult is coming home from residential treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction, it’s a good idea for you and your family to create a recovery plan.

A recovery plan is a way to map out what you all want as a family going forward, building on the progress your child has made during treatment. It’s a tool to determine what actions will best support their recovery and personal growth, while enhancing your family’s overall well-being.

A recovery plan is developed together with your child and contains both rewards and reinforcements for engaging in healthy behaviors, as well as consequences if expectations are not met.
Wipe the Slate Clean
Before leaving for treatment, your child likely broke rules. Aside from substance use, there may have been issues with family interactions, school or job attendance, issues of privacy and respect, household chores, among other things.

It’s helpful to start with a clean slate. Think of this time as a new beginning an opportunity to forgive past mistakes and problems and start fresh.

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