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How to get someone to go to rehab

Asking someone to stop drinking or abusing drugs is a difficult step to take, so it is vitally important to approach the subject correctly. You need to brace yourself for the many emotions and sheer intensity that an intervention is likely to present.

Here we will look at how to get someone into rehab, and the careful process needed to make sure that the person in question gets referred to a suitable rehabilitation centre.

How to get someone into rehab

Recognising the signs of addiction is the first step. If you’ve noticed a negative change in the behaviour or traits of someone close to you, it may be time to think about seeking help.

Of course, there should be a discussion regarding whether the person in question is open to the idea of rehab. If they recognise the problem and say yes, then you’ll want to find a rehab centre.

If they oppose the idea of rehab, then it may be time to stage an intervention.

How to stage an intervention

“How to get someone into rehab” is a question that requires multiple steps to reach the right answer for you. A hugely important step along the road to recovery is the initial intervention.

Broaching the subject of intervention is never easy, which is why Port of Call is on hand to organise every aspect with you. We completely understand that, in many cases, simply asking someone close to you to quit drinking or to stay away from drugs may not be enough.

An intervention involves a group of an addicts’ closest family and friends informing them of how damaging their addiction has become, and how help is available.

A counsellor will be present during the process and is available to support the group of chosen individuals in making sure their intentions are clear – to help beat this addiction that is having a negative effect on those closest to the person who is addicted.

With our help, it can be possible to stage an intervention as comfortably as possible with the least amount of stress. We would encourage anyone who is considering an intervention for someone they care about to call our freephone confidential phone line on 08000029010 for a private assessment. From there, we can look into securing a fully qualified counsellor or interventionist.

What to expect in rehab centres

Following on from a successful intervention, the next step in the process is rehab itself.

If you’re going to try and persuade someone close to you to enter a rehabilitation centre, you’re going to want to know what to expect.

Seeking professional help for a loved one can be a daunting proposition. We get it. Why? Because we’ve been through it too. With first-hand experience, we can talk you through the rehab and recovery centre experience.

More often than not, rehabilitation takes place in a tranquil, nurturing environment and involves an intense programme of support and guidance. A lifestyle of making healthier choices is introduced, and therapy sessions try to get to the bottom of situations that trigger the abusive relationship with alcohol, drugs or any other dependency. By understanding the underlying and unresolved emotional issues that lead to addiction, a plan of how to deal with these stresses is developed.

There are different ways that rehabilitation can be incorporated. Each person is different, and our trained professionals are on hand to put a plan in place that is best suited for each patient.

Programmes can range from the well-known 12-step programme to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and much more.

No two cases are the same, which is why it is of vital importance to receive the correct advice.

When wanting to find out more about how to get someone into rehab, it’s important to know what to expect. Take a look at our what is rehab section.

Why choose Port of Call?

Above all else, we fully understand what addicts are going through. We pride ourselves on providing support and information for those bidding to help someone in fighting addiction. “How to get someone into rehab” isn’t an easy question to ask yourself, never mind act on, which is why we’re so committed to guiding you through the process.

The Port of Call team consists of people in recovery and professionals trained in addiction counselling.

Hopefully, this article has further educated you on how to get someone to go to rehab. Should you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.

About the author: Martin Preston

Martin is our Founder and Chief Executive. Martin is himself in long term recovery and started Port of Call to help families navigate treatment options. In 2020 Martin will open Delamere Health Ltd, the UK’s first purpose built addiction treatment clinic.

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