How do I help a loved one or friend who is going through addiction?
STEP 1: ESTABLISH TRUST
Avoid the following when trying to earn trust:
• Nagging or lecturing them
• Yelling, swearing or letting the conversation get escalated no matter how angry or frustrated you may become
• Engaging in any addictive behaviors
Look out for:
• Appearing to be controlling of the situation- it can push them the other way
• Stressful situations- You want to avoid adding more stress at all costs since this can usually lead to the addictive behaviors.
• Build trust between the both of you- It’s ok if YOU aren’t there yet
• Allow consequences- Consequences can lead to recognition and be the beginning of change. If they a harm to themselves or someone else, it is time to step in.
STEP 2: GET HELP FOR YOURSELF FIRST
STEP 3: COMMUNICATE
STEP 4: THE TREATMENT PROCESS
If you are involved in your loved one's treatment:
• Be honest about your feelings, hopes and goals
• Do not blame or criticize them- explain how it has affected you instead
• Be open minded
• Be open to change yourself
If your loved one has treatment alone:
• Let them tell you/come to you
• Understand change is a process and doesn’t happen immediately
What are the main things to look for in a treatment center?
What Types of Programs are Available?
What Types of Addictions are Treated?
• Prescription Drugs
These special situations need attention and it may not be worth going to treatment unless these issues are going to be addressed.
How Long Is The Program?
Are They Accredited and What is Their Success Rate?
How Does the Program Work?
• Good nutrition
How Much Does the Program Cost?
What is the cost and how long does it take to be cured?
Brighter Side Recovery is in the process of being able to take insurance for the Dr visits and groups. The insurance cover the cost of the medication and drug screen. BSR does have weekly, bi-weekly, and month rate very affordable for individuals whom are wanting to get clean and sober.
How do I prevent relapse?
Some methods for avoiding relapse include:
• Avoiding friends who could set you back
• Avoiding the places that remind you of your addiction
• Regularly attending your appointments.
• Using the recommended medication
• Discussing your disease
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