It’s difficult enough when someone you love has an alcohol or drug problem. You can feel helpless as you watch them suffer, unable (or unwilling) to change. Something that can make that even more difficult is if the person you love is just flat out refusing treatment. You might feel even more helpless and like there’s literally nothing that you can do. If you’re struggling to figure out how to get someone you care deeply about to go to an alcohol or drug rehab in Los Angeles, we’ve collected some things to keep in mind below.
Learning and Being Honest
Denial is common when someone has an addiction. It’s normal for them to deny that they have a problem. However, it’s also common for someone who cares about them to deny that they have a problem, too. It’s all too easy to tell yourself: “well, this person I love sure seems like they have a problem, but they’ll turn it around, right? They’re smart.” Hopefully, that’s the case, but if you’re reading this blog, odds are you’ve already gone past this point. Being honest with yourself about the situation is smart. From that point, it makes sense to educate yourself. With the internet, use reputable sources to learn a bit about their addiction. That may not seem like a big step, but it can help you to talk to them.
If you watch movies and TV, it may seem like as soon as someone is addicted to something, their loved ones stage an intervention. That’s not typically how it works, however. For many, the intervention is the last step. A more common, and perhaps less difficult way to help spur your loved one to go to rehab is to either suggest they get a routine checkup or to schedule one for them. Depending on your relationship, you can even tell their medical care provider that you’re worried they’re an addict. Remember: this won’t get your loved one arrested or anything like that. Doctor-patient confidentiality still applies here. However, it can be a real wakeup call for your loved one. Now, instead of people in their life that they may have tuned out, they have to hear about their addiction from a medical professional.
Carus Recovery Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Los Angeles
There’s nothing easy about the addiction process, for the addict, or anyone in their life. If you’re unsure about what to do, you can always reach out to us. Our trained professionals are always glad to answer any questions that you might have. We can talk to you about your unique situation and suggest ways in which you can get your loved one the care that they need. It could be that you have to cut off funding, it could be time for an intervention, or it could be any number of a million other possible ways to help. We can help you if you message us through our site or call (888) 616-9075.