What can you do when a loved one refuses addiction treatment but they desperately need it? The most important part is going to be that you admit to yourself that this person needs help so that you can brace yourself to be a support system for that loved one. Educate yourself and find out what that loved one is going through. Determine and decipher where they are in their addiction. An addict can be helped to think clearly if someone outside their social or family circle recognizes the issues.
Therefore, setting up a check-up appointment could help (doctor-patient confidentiality will be protected) by allowing the doctor to share their professional opinions, and in addition, it is suggested to let the doctor know ahead of time the situation. Refuse to fund the vice and give them a reason without being confrontational to avoid them disappearing for days. Offer support by letting the addict know that you are there for them no matter what.
Don’t guilt them with statements that garner guilt. If you are an important or influential figure in their life, you should encourage them positively. Analyze where you are at and check-in to see if you need to step back or if it is best to take another stab at it. If you’ve come to the decision that it is time for an intervention this has been shown to be a pivotal point in an addict’s life.
What is an intervention?
An intervention uses peer pressure, negotiation, guidance, and support to urge an addict to acknowledge his or her problem and then accept treatment. During the intervention, a group of close friends and family gather, and the gathering is usually a surprise to the addict. Successful interventions can help an addict’s loved ones express their feelings constructively.
If simply talking to the person with the problem doesn’t work, a group intervention is an effective next step. Interventions also show addicts how their actions affect those they care about. The goal is to help the person struggling to get into addiction recovery and rehabilitation.
How to Stage an Intervention
The first step to staging an intervention is contacting an intervention specialist. An intervention should never be attempted by family and friends alone since this could make matters worse because once the addict is confronted and they will have a stubborn response. Form an intervention group which could include parents, siblings, partners, co-workers, and friends.
Allow the strategic skills of the intervention specialist to guide you in generating this group as there is no one-size-fits-all method. Before the intervention learns and rehearses the pre-written stories on how the addict has hurt you and the one in the intervention group with the intervention specialist. The intervention specialist will educate the participants in addiction and addiction recovery.
Pick an intervention meeting place and time. The place should be familiar and non-threatening as this will put the addict more at ease. Try to schedule the meeting time for when that loved one will be sober as it will last about 30-90 minutes. Be prepared to call 911 if the reaction of your loved one endangers the intervention party. The presence of the intervention specialist is essential as they have professional experience in calming hostile environments and keeping the intervention as peaceful and productive as possible.
Once the intervention has been had don’t allow yourself or the ones in the intervention party to be afraid of overstepping the addict’s boundaries. It is important that the addict face the consequences that were pre-aligned such as removing children from their custody or refusing to allow them to live at home if they do not keep up with treatment. Holding them accountable is important as their lives may be at stake.
How Can Allure Detox Help Your Loved One?
If you or someone you know is fighting with addiction Allure Detox provides a safe and comfortable environment for them to begin their journey in recovery. We provide a personalized treatment plan for everyone to fit their ailments and needs with the help of doctors and therapists. We provide different therapies and treatments in order to maximize each person’s success by facing everyone’s health and happiness head-on.
We help with the journey after detox treatment. By utilizing our addiction professionals, we will help you plan the aftercare including outpatient therapy and residential treatment. Addiction isn’t easy to face alone. Reach out to one of our addiction treatment professionals at Allure Detox.