Helping a friend or a loved one can be tricky if they don't want help. The best results happen when the person with an addiction is ready to accept help. Call us today to find out how we can support and advise on how best to help your friend or loved ones recovery from addiction.
Frequently asked questions
- What are the first steps when helping an addicted loved one?
The most important first step is to educate yourself about addiction and treatment options. Approach the person with compassion, express your willingness to help and listen without judgment. Encourage them to seek professional help. Get in touch now to start the process.
- How can I convince an addict to get treatment?
You cannot force anyone into treatment. Focus on expressing love and concern rather than anger. Explain how their addiction is affecting you and others. Offer to help find them treatment options and accompany them to their first appointment or call. Ultimately, the addict has to be willing to seek help for themselves for the best change of success in recovery.
- What questions should I ask an addiction treatment centre?
Ask about their treatment philosophy, accreditations, success rates, aftercare support, certified counsellors, the individual and group therapies provided, length of stay options and possible payment plans. Check online reviews to learn about other people’s experiences. Try to visit facilities before committing to get a feel for the environment if time allows.
- What is involved in addiction recovery?
The recovery process depends on the individual and treatment program but typically includes detox, therapy, lifestyle changes, behavior modification techniques, coping skills training and relapse prevention strategies as well as addressing any co-occurring psychological conditions and trauma. Recovery is a lifelong journey that requires hard work, determination and your support.
- How can I help support recovery from home?
Express your unconditional love and support. Try to listen without judgment. Help them establish a healthy routine. Offer to help find local support groups. Hold them accountable in a kind, encouraging way. Ensure they are following their aftercare recommendations. Most importantly, maintain hope and remind them of their value throughout recovery.