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3 Tips For Getting Your Loved One Into An Alcohol Rehabilitation Center

by Carla Hudson

Do you have a child, spouse, or other loved one who is dependent on alcohol? Is their addiction threatening their safety and health, as well as the well-being of those around them? If so, it may be time to take action. Getting them into an alcohol rehabilitation center could be the first step on the road to recovery. However, your loved one may not quickly embrace the idea of entering a rehabilitation center. If they're resistant, you and other loved ones may need to be proactive. Here are three tips for getting your loved one to accept treatment:

Develop a plan. It may be tempting to hold an impromptu intervention or to bring up the idea of rehabilitation during a moment of intense frustration. However, your loved one's first reaction may set the tone for the entire rest of the conversation. If they immediately resist the idea, they could shut down and refuse to consider any further discussion of it.

Instead, take the time to plan how you will broach the subject. Who should be involved in the conversation? Will you hold an intervention, complete with threats if your loved one fails to accept treatment? Or will you simply have a discussion with no threats attached? What do you expect your loved one's objections to be? By considering these items in advance, you stand a better chance of having a productive conversation with your loved one.

Don't judge. It may be tempting to tell your loved one about all of the poor choices they have made. After all, their bad decision making may be plainly obvious to you. However, what looks like poor choices to you may not be so evident to your loved one. They may be suffering from some deep emotional pain that has driven their addiction and their decision making. If you make judgments about their choices, beliefs, and relationships, the conversation could devolve.

Instead of offering judgement, focus on how treatment will benefit them and the rest of the family. Talk about their unrealized potential and how treatment could improve their life. Discuss the potential positive outcomes in the future, not poor choices made in the past.

If you use threats, stick to them. One of the toughest things for family members to do is to tie threats to their demand for treatment. While it may be tough to cut off financial aid to a child or to kick out an alcoholic spouse, sometimes those threats are the only thing that will get an alcoholic into treatment. However, it's important that you stick to your guns. If you don't, you could undermine all future attempts to get a loved one into treatment.

Also, very often, a loved one may reject help upfront, but then change his or her mind once he or she sees that the threats are for real. Stick to your guns, for better or worse.

For more information, contact Bridgeway Recovery Services Inc. or a similar organization.