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How Can I Help Someone to Get into Treatment?

A loved one with an addiction may have their grip on you with all the stronghold that their addiction can muster. Since addictions are powerful and incomprehensible, you are probably tired and feel like you can no longer go on in this mode. There is a way out that will not only take courage from the addict, but also courage from yourself to go through with setting your boundary to get them into treatment. Guiding someone into treatment may be a difficult feat to pull off, but can be accomplished with a plan of action.

 

Educate yourself.

 

Knowledge is power and can take the power completely away from the addiction. The more you learn, the better you will be armed to find out what it will take to get your loved one into treatment. Not only should you research the addiction itself, but also what treatment can really help the addict long term. Looking for treatment centers that can be most beneficial for what the addict’s needs are can make the hope for treatment a bigger reality.

 

Get together a professional intervention.

 

You may have watched every episode of the show “Intervention”, but you really need the help of a professional interventionist. Not only do they have the tools to make the intervention more successful, but they can be an impartial advocate for the friends and family, as well as the addict.

 

Stop enabling.

 

Enabling is one of the reasons that addictions get as big as they do. You or your family may have been fearful about the addiction and felt helpless to the addict’s demands. You should probably pacify the addict up until the intervention, but afterwards it is important to hold your bottom line. Take away the addict’s currency. Whether it be money, a car, a job, or a place to live, cut the addict off, or you may be the reason that they have not hit their bottom yet.  

 

Be supportive.

 

You must assume that the addict will be going through a tough time giving up their addiction, especially at first. If you truly want the best for them, you will have to put aside your differences to give them your love and support unconditionally. Once the addict gets into recovery, there will be a constructive way to get through all your past issues.

Many addicts feel as those they are not ready to give up what they love the most, their addiction. Stand your ground to not love them to death. By pushing them into the right direction of treatment, you could make the difference between life or death.

Getting help for a loved one is a loving and brave gesture. If someone you love needs help with cessation of drugs and alcohol, contact our faculty at Serenity Oaks Wellness Center to get them into our treatment center.  Today could be the first day of their sober life. Call us: 844-720-6847

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