It is so painful when you know someone who desperately needs addiction treatment, but you're not sure how to communicate that to them. If this person is a close friend or a family member, your desire to help is so great, but you want to be sure you don't push them away. There are several things you can do to help.
Sometimes all it takes to communicate your concern is a heart-to-heart conversation. Choose a time to sit down with your loved one and talk about his or her drug or alcohol use. It's OK to bring up behaviors or changes you've noticed and how you can see them impacting him or her. You might find that your loved one has been thinking the same thing, but wasn't sure how to reach out for help.
Quite often, those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol think about getting help, but they have a lot of unanswered questions about drug rehab or alcohol rehab. Do some research and find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. Having this information in advance is often very helpful, and it will assist your loved one with making a positive decision.
Many addiction treatment centers offer intervention services, and these are very useful if your attempts to communicate with your loved one have been ignored or overlooked. Quite often, admission to drug rehab or alcohol rehab can occur right after the intervention has been concluded.
Here at Ashwood Recovery, we understand how concerned you are for your friend or family member, and we want to do everything we can to help you. If you would like more information about how we can assist you in getting help for someone you care about, or you want to know more about our addiction treatment program, please contact us.