How to Get a Loved One Into Drug Rehab
Even when they may not want it
You know that your loved one has a drug or alcohol addiction and needs help, but you might not know how to get them into a drug or alcohol rehab. Even if your loved one has refused to get treatment before, or denies they have a problem, don’t give up, because there is still hope. In order to get your loved one into rehab, there are steps you should take to help them see their need and to have things in place for when they do accept help.
- Educate yourself. The very first thing you should do is learn all you can about your loved one’s situation and about addiction in general. What kind of drugs is your loved one using, and for how long? How does drug addiction typically affect a person? What does treatment look like? How have other people in this same situation gotten help and gone on to live a recovered life? It can be uncomfortable, but once you have answers to these questions you will be better equipped to talk to your loved one and offer them real solutions. Learn More >>
- Talk to a professional. You might only have one chance to talk to your loved one about rehab, and you want to make sure you do it right. Talk to a treatment professional to find out how best to confront your family member. The intervention staff at Community Rehab is ready and available to help whenever you need it. We can walk you through the entire process, including staging and carrying out an intervention if necessary. Learn More >>
- Create a plan. The next thing you should do is come up with a plan for treatment that will work for your loved one and your family. This plan can be adjusted later once the person has been assessed, but an idea of when you are going to confront them, how they will get to rehab, and when they can enroll will all help create a smooth transition to treatment. Learn More >>
- Talk to your loved one. When you do talk to your loved one, make sure you do so in a calm, loving manner. Don’t judge, don’t yell or scream, and don’t say things you will later regret. Lay out the facts, be loving, and always let your goal be to get your loved one to accept help. Learn More >>
- Leave for rehab immediately. This is the most important step and it is why it is important to have a plan for treatment first. If your loved one has agreed to get help, the window of opportunity to take action is small. They might change their mind tomorrow, so as soon as they agree to it, get them checked into drug rehab. This is why you want to have a solid plan in place before you even talk to your loved one.
Getting a person into drug rehab is a challenge, but with our help you can do it. Let us guide you through the process.
Contact us at 844 867-6835 today to talk to one of our professionals or to learn more about our treatment options.