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My daughter is in rehab now for Heroin addiction. What should I expect when she gets out next week?

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cetteferge 12 Feb 2012

Hi maillady3 - You don't mention how long she has been in rehab. "H" is a very tough drug to stay off of, so she may be grieving the loss of her 'companion', so to speak. Encourage her to go to meetings daily, whether they be AA, NA or whatever. There's good recovery in AA, but she may relate to another 12 step program... experiment, as it really doesn't matter which one, she just needs to go to reinforce new habits & find support. It would help if you and family went to Nar Anon/Al Anon for the family of addicts/alcoholics... to show support and to learn about how family plays a part in addiction (not to blame, but does interplay). Is she on Suboxone or Subutex or methadone? She will need lots of support and understanding, and some levity & laugh. Hope she surrounds herself with new friends in recovery, lose the 'using' friends, encourage her to seek addiction counseling with a professional, maybe weekly if she can. She need only change one thing in her new life... and that is everything! I wish her and the family all the best. Its a tough foe, but there is awesome hope, if one is looking for it & ready to make those life changes. Structured discipline works best, mapping out meetings for the week, and getting sponsor. Good luck! Jillian

oliver_1234 8 May 2012

Give her love. She is going to be depressed. She has to start her life all over. Make new friends. Find a job. Realize her passions and hobbies. The most important thing is to stay busy and be kept accountable by her family.

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