Have you recently been noticing changes in a loved one’s behaviour? Are you perhaps becoming concerned for their health and well-being? If these fears stem from the belief that your loved one is suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, it may be time for you to seek help on their behalf.
This is especially true if the individual you are concerned for is unable to admit that they may have a problem with drink or drugs, and therefore are not actively pursuing help themselves.
Coming to terms with the realities of a loved one abusing drugs or alcohol is challenging, and you may be wondering what you can do – if anything at all – at this time.
What is most important at this time is to not lay blame on you or anyone else, or centre yourself in this situation. Addiction is a complex psychological disorder and can be triggered by any number of factors that are out of your control.
There is often little support that friends or family can offer to a person experiencing addiction, especially if the addiction is already quite severe, but we can help.
We are Rehab 4 Addiction, and we specialise in getting people in similar situations to your loved one into rehabilitation, and on the road to recovery.
If you are confident there has been a definite change in your loved one, you first need to identify whether those changes are a drug or alcohol addiction or not. Sometimes signs of an addiction can be misread as simple stress or a completely different mental health disorder, and vice versa.
We can assist you with this clarification and narrow down what your loved one may be experiencing, but to determine this alone, we recommend asking yourself the following:
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, your loved one is most likely dealing with a drug or alcohol addiction. It is in yours and your loved one’s best interests to seek help with Rehab 4 Addiction immediately, as the longer you wait the more severe their addiction could become.
We will do all we can to help you through this time, and prepare you and your loved one for what may lay ahead. When you do contact us, it is important to inform us of all the signs and symptoms you have observed from your loved one.
It is extremely important at this time to not attempt anything that may bring more harm to your loved one, or cause them to fall deeper into their addiction. Delicate methods of treatment such as intervention or detoxing are always more effective when carried out by professionals.
However, if you do wish to stage an intervention for your loved one, we can help.
At Rehab 4 Addiction we understand that a disorder like drug and alcohol abuse does not always just effect the user, but also those around them. You may be getting hurt by this situation too, and wish to do something about it with an intervention.
It is essential during this time that you do not rush into things, and instead take your time choosing what would be best for your loved one.
We will always suggest using our professional intervention services instead of attempting to stage an intervention yourself, as in doing so you may unintentionally cause more harm than good. For an intervention to be successful, it requires patience, knowledge of addiction and withdrawal symptoms, great care, and the correct methods of mediation to be delivered at the appropriate time.
All of our interventionists are past addicts themselves, and therefore are the most equipped to safely carry out interventions with empathy and understanding, whilst remaining 100% professional.
All we will require from you at this time is complete honesty about your loved ones condition. With this information we can begin to plan an intervention that is catered to them and their addiction, rather than an ineffective one-size-fits-all method.
As a rehab referral service we have the facilities to not only help your loved one to the path of recovery, but also the means to help you as well.
You will undoubtedly have many questions and concerns right now, rest assured we are only a phone call away and ready to answer them all.
Your call could save the life of your loved one, and be the first step towards a normal life for the both of you once more.
Call us today on 0800 140 4690, and take the first steps into your new life.