Getting Your Family Member into Treatment
How do you get your family member to commit to receiving quality clinical care in a licensed and accredited treatment facility? The very first step is initiating the conversation. We recommend sitting down with your family member in a safe and controlled environment for a one-on-one discussion. It is crucial that the discussion takes place when your family member is completely sober. Attempting to speak with someone rationally while they are intoxicated almost always backfires. Keep in mind that your family member might not be receptive to what you have to say, and this is no way, shape or form any fault of your own. Addiction is a disease of denial and defensiveness, and if someone is not ready or willing to seek help they might react harshly. If you do decide that having a conversation could be effective, remember to always come from a place of empathy, compassion and understanding. Never place blame on your family members or make them feel badly. Never make threats, raise your voice or swear. If you cannot approach your loved one calmly and with an essential level of reservation, it is best that you leave the conversation to the professionals.
The most effective way to get an addicted family member to commit to inpatient treatment is by staging a professional intervention. At CuraWest we have licensed and experienced interventionists on staff who are always ready and willing to help your family in any way they can. As soon as you give us a call, we transfer you to one of our interventionists who immediately begins helping you develop a viable plan of action. The intervention team is formulated and several meetings are held prior to the actual event, during which letters are written, boundaries are discussed and a treatment center that best suits the needs of your loved ones is chosen. The event is planned and eventually conducted, orchestrated the entire time by the assigned interventionist. Attempting to plan an intervention on your own is never a good idea. There is a very specific formula that must be adhered to in order for the event to be successful. To learn more about our comprehensive intervention services, give our treatment advisors a call at your earliest possible convenience.