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What Steps to Take When Thinking About Rehab for a Family Member

Making the decision to place a family member into a drug rehab program is not an easy one to make. In fact, it may be one of the most difficult decisions for a family to come to, especially as a parent. However, regardless of whether it’s a child or another family member, if they are struggling with addiction, encouraging them to go to rehab is one of the best decisions you can make.

Before you can recommend rehab to your family member, there will be work to do to help get them there. Remember, they are not likely to take advice on the first try. Most people do not check themselves into rehab. Find out what steps have to be taken that will help make it a possible option for a loved one with an addiction.

Research Available Treatment Options

Drug rehab comes in different shapes and sizes. It’s not a one size fits all solution. Everyone who struggles with addiction has had a different journey, and each person needs a different approach, that will help them in the best way possible. That’s why it is extremely important to spend some time and research the different rehab programs out there to find the best one out there for family members who need help.

Research Different Rehab Facilities

Once there are treatment options available, the next step is to find the right rehab facility. The different places may include inpatient or outpatient centers for loved ones. The programs should be evidence-based and trauma-informed to best support a loved one’s challenges with physical and mental health issues. The most important information to know is whether this person will receive detox, treatment, and supportive aftercare that will help them navigate recovery the best way possible. There is no way to predict the future and stop something from happening that is on the horizon, but at the very least it is possible to help them make healthier options.

Discuss Options with a Trained Counselor

There are logistics involved with getting someone into rehab. You will probably have to hold an intervention with the person struggling with addiction. And it’s best not to plan or go into an intervention without speaking to a professional counselor first. A counselor will help you not only with how to conduct the intervention, but also with how to manage getting them to rehab, their accommodations, travel, and other things that need to be figured out.

Plan an Intervention
Having a conversation with your family member about their struggle with drug addiction can be tricky. Holding an intervention is one of the most effective ways to confront someone with an addiction. Consulting a professional interventionist is a good idea, as they have the experience on how to organize the intervention, advice on who to invite to it, and how to get someone into rehab. Keep in mind, that an intervention is meant to create a safe and positive space for the person with addiction, and show them that they are loved, and supported. It is not about blaming them or pointing fingers. No matter what else happens, an intervention is going to be an extremely emotional situation, so you need to plan beforehand what to say, and how to arrange it. A loved one who feels supported is more likely to receive help than one who does not feel their loved ones back them up and support their journey.

The Guest House Ocala is a partner to those in recovery. We want you to know that you are not alone in your journey to and through recovery. As you grow in your journey, we are here to support you and your family, and all your loved ones, as they help you. To get started, call us on: 1-855-483-7800