Benefits of Bringing Children to Treatment

Recovering from an alcohol or drug addiction is challenging for anyone. For mothers, it can be especially hard to seek out treatment. The thought of having to leave their children behind is often a gut-wrenching prospect. At Parisi House on the Hill, mothers are able to bring their children with them, which benefits both mother and child in their journey to healing.

When someone enters treatment, they often get hit with heavy emotions that drugs and alcohol helped temporarily mask. Our mothers often come to us with deep-seated pain from childhood or generational trauma, untreated mental health issues, domestic violence, and all the negative consequences of their addiction. These factors can make early sobriety a really trying time.

Unlike most other residential treatment facilities, mothers can stay at Parisi House with their young children while they get sober. We are the only such facility in Santa Clara County. Not only does this remove a critical barrier for our moms seeking treatment, but it also allows them time to bond or in some cases restore their relationship with their child during their time with us as well.

Our moms attend classes and individual counseling to learn about addiction and a new way to live without the added stress of having to find safe and stable childcare. What’s more, the mothers here have the added motivation to invest in their sobriety knowing that their children are also benefiting from the individualized care they receive. When the challenges seem insurmountable and the journey gets tough, seeing their children heal and thrive is often the inspiration they need to keep up the difficult work of rebuilding their lives.

“Without Parisi House on the Hill and being able to be in treatment with my son, my recovery wouldn’t be possible,” says Christy, a former client. “I hope I never forget how desperate I was to have the life I have now.”

Benefits of Bringing Children to Treatment

Recovering from an alcohol or drug addiction is challenging for anyone. For mothers, it can be especially hard to seek out treatment. The thought of having to leave their children behind is often a gut-wrenching prospect. At Parisi House on the Hill, mothers are able to bring their children with them, which benefits both mother and child in their journey to healing.

When someone enters treatment, they often get hit with heavy emotions that drugs and alcohol helped temporarily mask. Our mothers often come to us with deep-seated pain from childhood or generational trauma, untreated mental health issues, domestic violence, and all the negative consequences of their addiction. These factors can make early sobriety a really trying time.

Unlike most other residential treatment facilities, mothers can stay at Parisi House with their young children while they get sober. We are the only such facility in Santa Clara County. Not only does this remove a critical barrier for our moms seeking treatment, but it also allows them time to bond or in some cases restore their relationship with their child during their time with us as well.

Our moms attend classes and individual counseling to learn about addiction and a new way to live without the added stress of having to find safe and stable childcare. What’s more, the mothers here have the added motivation to invest in their sobriety knowing that their children are also benefiting from the individualized care they receive. When the challenges seem insurmountable and the journey gets tough, seeing their children heal and thrive is often the inspiration they need to keep up the difficult work of rebuilding their lives.

“Without Parisi House on the Hill and being able to be in treatment with my son, my recovery wouldn’t be possible,” says Christy, a former client. “I hope I never forget how desperate I was to have the life I have now.”