Drug Treatment Services
When you know someone suffering from a drug addiction, it may feel like you’re never going to be able to help them come out from under it. Fortunately, there are services available to help both you and the addict you care about make steps towards recovery.
Confronting an Addict About Drug Addiction
Once you begin to suspect drug addiction in a loved one, you need to address it. In many cases, addicts are living in denial and will not recognize the need for drug rehab help on their own.
You need to be careful about how you bring up an addict’s addiction as it doesn’t always go well. You don’t want them to feel as though they’re being judged or attacked. It can be hard for you to control your emotions when bringing up addiction as well, so it can come across as judgmental. Make sure that you are cautious about the process. One of the best ways to ensure the conversation goes well is to use an addiction counselor that has experience in staging interventions.
The Intervention Process
An interventionist can help prepare you on how to approach an addict. Most often, they will ask you and other family members participating to do the following:
- Prepare a written statement of things that you’d like to say to the addict.
- Be prepared to include how their addiction has affected you in your statement.
- Be prepared to provide consequences if the addict refuses to attend drug treatment. This means throwing them out of the house if they live with you, refusing to give them money or doing anything that makes their lives easy while they continue to use.
An interventionist is beneficial throughout the process as they are in a position to dictate how many of the prepared speeches an addict can handle, and they’ll also arrange the treatment option in advance so an addict can commit and go straight to rehab without an opportunity to change their mind.
Preparing for Drug Treatment
An addiction counselor involved with the intervention will arrange treatment as required. Often, when an addict requires an intervention, they will most benefit from an inpatient program. This is because outpatient care requires a level of commitment and an ability to resist temptation. Someone who needs to be persuaded to recognize the need for help is not in a position to accomplish either of these things easily. In many cases, they’ll be sent to a drug treatment center away from home.
Finding Drug Treatment Services
To find an addiction counselor who can stage an intervention, call us at our toll-free number. We will be ready to help you with the process whenever you call!