Do You Need to Get a Loved One Into Rehab?

Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be one of the most painful things in the world. Addiction can take hold and completely spin someone’s life upside down, often taking family and loved ones along with it. One of the biggest difficulties of addiction is making the decision to get help, and more often than not, help gets offered from loved ones. If you are ready to get your loved one into rehab, make sure you go about it the right way. It could be your only chance.

Research All Options

One of the scariest things in the world, to most people, is the unknown. This is especially true to people who are suffering from addiction. Not knowing where they might go for treatment, not knowing how detox will feel, and not knowing how much treatment will cost can all be reasons why someone may not choose to go.

You need to be able to stay one step ahead of your loved one and have all the answers to their questions ready for them. Any possible excuse they can think of or not going – time away, cost of treatment, etc – should be anticipated. People suffering from addiction work to manipulate any situation they are in so that they can keep using the substance they are addicted to, and this includes trying to convince you that treatment is not a good logistical idea.

Get All Your Answers

One great way to get all the answers you need is to speak to one of our admissions specialists. They are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with. They can answer any questions you may have, fully explain the treatment process, and even work out the cost and payment for you. They can also work with your loved one’s insurance company to ensure as much coverage as possible. Talking to an admissions specialist is a great first step to learning about the entire process and get your loved one into treatment.

Open the Conversation

Once you have gathered as much information as possible about treatment and treatment options, it is time to open the conversation about getting your loved one into rehab. This can be a nerve-wracking moment since it can be difficult to predict how your loved one may react to the conversation. Here are some tips for starting the conversation:

Approach with Kindness

The stigma of addiction can be a major reason why people do not want to enter treatment. They feel as if they are seen as a person with low moral standards and no control of their life. Making sure your loved one feels like they are not being judged is extremely important.

Let Your Loved One Know How Much He/She is Loved

Addiction can cause someone to act out in ways that they normally wouldn’t. Chances are, their addiction has had negative consequences on your life. They may have taken advantage of you or hurt you in some way. You may have had to endure sleepless nights worried about them, things were stolen from you, or worse. It is important to not show this anger during this time, but rather, show love and compassion in the fact that they are suffering from an uncontrollable addiction.

Be Positive

Make sure your loved one knows that they are not being punished for the way they have been acting, or that treatment is a bad thing. Spin it in as much of a positive light as possible. Remind them of the good times you used to have together before their addiction, and remind them that a life outside of the prison of addiction is possible.

Offer Your Support

Support is extremely important during recovery, especially while in treatment. Make sure your loved one knows that they will have your support during, and after, treatment. There are family programs available that you can join, as well as offering to participate in therapy and treatment sessions. You may choose to offer your loved one a place to live after treatment or even be their sober companion after treatment.

When to Have an Intervention

Sometimes, the conversation about getting your loved one into rehab does not go well. It can turn volatile and can escalate very quickly. Your loved one may become upset, start an argument or even storm out. It is important to remember to not engage in an argument with your loved one because they are working to manipulate the situation. Rather, it is important to stay calm and keep your composure. If you are not able to get through to your loved one, hiring a professional interventionist may need to be your next step.

About Cliffside Malibu

If you need to get your loved one into rehab, give our admissions specialists a call. They will give you everything you need to present to your loved one. Medical detox, caring staff, and a serene environment are just a few of the many things you can offer to your loved one.

Since no two addictions are the same, Cliffside Malibu offers an individualized treatment plan for each and every client. Treatment plans are created based on a client’s current stage of the Transtheoretical Model: Precontemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, or Maintenance. This model helps ensure that all patients receive the best treatment path possible based on their own specific need. Moving our clients through this model to completion successfully is our goal each and every single day.

Cliffside Malibu’s policy is to ensure that all people who choose treatment with us receives the best care possible. We strive to provide a continuum of care including medically supervised detox, residential treatment, day treatment, and outpatient services. Our program includes not only evidence-based behavioral therapy but family therapy and holistic therapy, as well. Whether an individual is suffering from substance abuse and/or alcohol addiction, our programs are designed and structured to be a supportive environment in order to maintain sobriety.

In addition to world-class treatment, Cliffside Malibu offers luxury accommodations, a serene environment, five-star dining, and plentiful amenities. We understand that addiction treatment is a rigorous process. Therefore, we provide for your comfort and relaxation at every turn, allowing you to rejuvenate, to meet the demands of treatment with your greatest energy and attention.

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