HOW CAN I HELP A LOVED ONE WHO IS ADDICTED?
As a family member, friend or loved one of someone who is battling substance abuse dependency, it can feel impossible to help them. In many cases, speaking to them, if you’re able to at all, doesn’t lead to them getting help. In some instances, they can get defensive or shut off completely. This is a normal symptom of addiction and not your fault. What you can do is to speak with an addiction treatment advisor, counselor or interventionist in order to get insight on your particular circumstance, and access advice that will help you enable them to get help. We have a nationwide network of professional interventionists who can be essential in this phase of the treatment process for you and your loved one. They know how to speak and relate to anyone who is suffering with substance abuse disorder, and are the most effective at helping them to see their destructive patterns and consent to getting help first at a reputable detoxification center.