It is true that confronting someone about a drug or alcohol problem, whether at home or at work, can be very difficult. But it usually takes the help of a loved one to get that person into treatment, and there are things you can do to ensure your efforts are effective.
You can help your family member by stop letting excuses slide, and refrain from being there to provide money and shelter. Enabling is more hurtful than it is helpful.
Secondly, talk to your loved one, and be honest and fair. Tell them what you’ve seen or know about the problem, and express your concern for their well-being.
Then, be ready to help. Call DARS today for the help you need.
Everyone in an addicted family system needs to get help and the sooner they get it, the sooner the family can start to heal. If this kind of healing doesn’t take place a few things might happen:
The chances for recovery greatly increase when family members and loved ones are involved in the treatment process.
Well planned interventions are a benefit to you and your loved one. With the help of a professional, interventions can be organized and enlightening.
In a non-offensive and non-threatening way, the goal of an intervention is to help your loved one see the effects their addiction has on others, that they have a problem and that treatment is necessary.
An intervention should bring together close family and friends who believe it is in your loved one’s best interest to seek treatment. The family should have treatment options prepared so that once your loved one agrees, he or she can quickly be admitted to a facility that will provide the help and support needed to achieve sobriety.
With all the dangers of drugs, we aren’t doing anyone any favors by keeping quiet. The sooner your loved one gets help, the better for your entire family.
Call us today at 855.561.1900 to learn more about our alcohol rehab programs, and get started on your journey.