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How to Get a Loved one to Accept Treatment for Addiction

Millions of people suffer from addiction to drugs or alcohol and thousands of families find themselves trying to figure out how to get their loved ones to accept treatment for addiction. Getting someone into treatment is not always as easy as it sounds and anyone who has dealt with an addict knows that sometimes getting a loved one to accept treatment is extremely difficult to do. People who need help are often unwilling to accept the fact that there’s a problem, especially when that problem is addiction.

False beliefs lead individuals who are addicted to drugs or alcohol to think that everything is alright, that they don’t need treatment and that there’s really no reason for their loved ones to be so concerned. The truth is, on the flip side, the loved ones KNOW there is a problem and they KNOW that they should be concerned. For some, a hands off approach helps, they ignore the situation and their loved one slips further and further into a life of addiction. Unfortunately, this type of approach to helping out doesn’t actually work and can lead to the death of someone you care deeply about.

Treatment program for Addiction

Treatment for addiction can help you live a sober life.

So what can you do to get someone into treatment? How does one get their loved one or friend who is addicted to drugs or alcohol to accept the fact that there is a problem and that they need help?

First, you confront the individual. You let them know that you care about them and that you only want to help. If they do not want to accept your help or they don’t think that they have a problem, then it’s time to step things up a bit.

Interventions

Interventions have been proven effective at getting addicts to accept treatment. There are a few types of interventions but mostly they require the family and friends of the individual as well as an interventionist to come together and devise a plan to get the addict to accept treatment for their addiction. Intervention involves confronting the addict with a plan and doing whatever it takes to get them to accept the plan for treatment.

CRAFT

Another way of getting a loved one to accept treatment for addiction is the approach called CRAFT which stands for Community Reinforcement and Family Training. This approach relies on family support of the individual to get them to accept treatment. Recent studies show that individuals who have a strong support network at home are more likely to recover from drug addiction and to accept treatment.

Whatever It Takes

The bottom line—when a loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol it’s important to take a “whatever it takes” approach to getting them to accept treatment. The alternative to getting your loved one into treatment for their addiction could be death, so don’t hesitate. If you have a loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, call 1-888-461-2155 today to speak with a Treatment Centers .com referral specialist about getting help immediately.

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