We care, for the better.
A place for families, because you don't have to use drugs to be affected by them.
- How do I know if they're using drugs?
- Why do they use drugs/alcohol?
- Is it my fault?
- How can I cope with their behaviour?
- Understanding the stages of addiction and recovery
- Where do I get the help I need?
- Getting support for your loved one
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Fiancé in residential alcohol detoxification
Posted by Hana on 18 May 2015.
Hi everyone, I wondered if anyone out there has had or has a partner in a residential detox facility and can provide some support and advice. My fiancé has been in detox for 2 weeks and is likely to be there for 12 weeks. We are allowed a phone call every other day but I'm not allowed to see him for 4 weeks. I have contacted the head office of the facility in regards to why I cannot visit... I am a positive influence for his recovery, I don't drink, I don't do drugs, I'm willing to be searched... I am studying a masters in psychiatry specialising in addictions and I have seen no where about it being a positive thing to keep a resident away from their doting partner.. I've tried to talk to the facility but keep getting told its 'the rules' but surely everyone should be assessed as individuals and not have one rule for all? Does anyone have any experiences of visiting family members in residential detox facilities? Does anyone have any advice for me? I have little sanity left due to this constant battle
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