We had no idea
Confronting the truth
Desperately seeking help
We encouraged Sharon to move back home. My wife and I sought help from government addiction services, but this proved to be futile. We were at a loss and totally out of our depth.
There comes a time when a decision you have to make is the last thing you ever wanted to do but it had to be done. I told Sharon she had to go and I would not have any contact with her from this point on.
Days went by and in her absence, we researched and believed that a 24/7 situation away from here would be the best for her if she would agree.
It took two weeks – that felt like a lifetime. But, she asked to come home. She admitted her addiction and she wanted treatment.
Asking DARA Rehab for help
We contacted DARA Rehab and spoke to Martin who was the first helpful person and who fully understood Sharon’s problems and needs.
We spoke to Sharon and she agreed to go to DARA Rehab for 3 months. Once the decision was made, they made it possible to get her there very quickly.
She spoke to us daily on Skype informing us of how much she is enjoying getting her life back and how well she was doing.
We also spoke to Martin who made himself readily available in regards to Sharon’s progress.
At the end of the 3 months, my wife and I went to DARA Rehab to discuss any ongoing concerns and to bring
Sharon home. Sharon came home as the person she always used to be we were all very happy, her determination
to succeed was back and she was determined to move forward.
After treatment, she kept in touch with DARA Rehab once a week. These regular talks with her psychologist settled her back into normal life.
She also kept in touch with the friends she made at DARA Rehab. Sharon joined and attended regular NA meetings. The support system was working and we were getting our daughter back.
Recovery is ongoing
Ongoing support on the phone
I can happily say that Sharon is back on track and moving forward. Sharon is now working full time and her slip is well behind her.
We are thankful for the understanding and help we received from DARA Rehab and hope that you can start on the journey that will bring your loved one home.
Two thankful parents