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How Do You Get Someone Into Drug Rehab?

You have a loved one with a drug problem, and you know that drug rehab is the right solution for him or her. The issue is that you're not really sure what your next step should be. You may have even brought drug rehab up in the past, but as soon as it was brought up, your friend or family member dismissed the idea as being unnecessary. When you're concerned about someone who needs substance abuse treatment, you're desperate to find a way to help that person. This information will help you with what to do next.

You may feel as though you're powerless against your friend or family member's resolve to stay far away from drug treatment, but you're not. You can help him or her by doing the following:

  • Educating yourself on everything having to do with drug addiction. Learn the signs and symptoms, and learn about withdrawal symptoms.
  • Talk to a professional about doing an intervention. This can be done with several other people, and afterwards, local drug rehab staff can take your loved one to drug treatment immediately.
  • Plan your drug rehab intervention carefully, including all the right people, and what each person is going to say.
  • Communicate to your loved one about how his or her drug addiction is affecting your relationship, friendship or family, and be completely honest.
  • Avoid judging your loved one for the addiction, and instead, focus on your willingness to offer help and support.

Above all, remember that making the decision to get addition treatment is ultimately up to your friend or family member, but there are many things you can do to influence that decision in a positive way. By offering your support and taking the right steps, you just may be the reason your loved one reaches out for help.

If you'd like more information about drug rehab here at Northpoint Recovery, or you'd like to talk about a professional intervention, please contact us.