Sending a Family Member to Treatment

When a family member is addicted, getting them help is always a top priority. It’s never easy to watch as a loved one deteriorates and loses control of their life. Sending a family member to treatment can also be difficult.

Those who become addicted to substances are often in denial about their problem and unwilling to get help. They may also be unaware that they’re addicted. What’s clear to a loved one watching addiction take its toll, can be completely oblivious to the person who is addicted.

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An intervention is a commonly used method of interrupting a family member’s addiction and offering them treatment. Typically, during an intervention, family members and close acquaintances come together in hopes that they can get through to their loved one and guide them to accepting help for their addiction.

When staging an intervention, it’s a good idea to involve a professional who can act as a mediator if conflict arises. Interventions can be stressful and emotional experiences, however, the chances of your loved one quitting drugs or alcohol successfully is extremely low without treatment. Even if unsuccessful, an intervention can let a person know that help is available when they’re ready. An intervention can also alleviate the stress on family members of the individual, because boundaries will be set to protect those who are affected by their loved one’s addiction.

Plan to Act Quickly

If a person accepts treatment during an intervention, they should be taken to a facility immediately. A medical detox is usually the first stop. During detox, they’ll receive around the clock medical monitoring as well as medications and therapy to begin their recovery.

From there, a quality inpatient treatment facility is the best option for those who have a serious addiction. Continuing treatment is one of the most beneficial things a person can do for their recovery. After residential/inpatient treatment, intensive outpatient programs and aftercare keep recovery at the forefront of the mind while readjusting to day to day life.

Our Top-Rated Programs

Royal Life Centers offers medical detox, residential inpatient, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient with or without sober housing. We focus on high-quality care that centers around the guest, making the decision easy when sending a family member to treatment.

If you have a family member that needs help, we’re here for you. 

Call us with any questions or concerns you may have about our program, or anything else. Our treatment experts are available 24/7 to take your call at (877)-RECOVERY.

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