How To Tell Your Family You Need RehabApril 29, 2016 - Addiction, Alcohol and Drug, Detox, Recovery, Treatment - 0 Comments
Honesty is the Best Policy
The decision to enter rehab is a first step towards turning your life around. Drug addiction can take over a life and the risks of addiction are severe; they include criminal involvement, permanent health injury, and premature death. The decision to enter rehab is a case of being honest with yourself; it is a courageous step. Telling your family can require more courage, as it is painful to disappoint those who care for us.
A Necessary Conversation
Drug addiction brings difficult moments in family relationships; one such moment occurs when you must tell your family that you need rehab. In many cases, the addiction can go unnoticed by family members. Many addicts learn to disguise their actions. For some addicts, there comes a point when the amount and frequency of the drug usage increases. When the conversation cannot be avoided, it is a necessary one. The support and understanding of friends and family serves an important role in rehabilitation. The goal of treatment is restore a life and the relationships that help give it meaning.
We Understand Addiction
Many family members may have a suspicion that something is wrong but do not know exactly what it might be. We understand the pain of addiction. It can leave one feeling helpless and trapped in a life that is unproductive and controlled by increasingly risky behaviors. We understand the depth and power of addiction. Some drugs cause emotional changes and physical changes in the brain and blood chemistry. These changes cause powerful urges and cravings.
Rehab is a Beginning
The decision to enter rehab is an important sign of progress. It means that you realize that the pattern of drug usage is destructive, risky, and dangerous. Rehab can take many forms after detoxification. Some addictions respond well to outpatient therapy while others need a long period of intensive inpatient therapy. Getting the right program resources is a vital part of the formula for successful long-term sobriety.
Call Us; We Can Help
We can provide the treatment resources you need to have a successful rehab. There is no single way to treat addiction; successful treatment begins with understanding the addict and the addiction. Call us; we can help set you on the path to long-term recovery.