What If My Loved One Won’t Go to Alcohol Treatment?

Posted in Help for Friends and Family

What if my loved one won't go to alcohol treatment?No one likes to believe there is a problem with alcohol or drugs. Our society has traditionally considered alcoholism a moral failing, but alcoholism is really a disease that is treatable. Alcohol addiction affects all types of people with personalities from all backgrounds.

Denial is a big part of the disease of addiction. Denial stops people from seeking treatment and it causes families to keep secrets about addiction. Alcoholism affects the entire family. If your loved one continues to deny there is a problem, please call us to seek support from people who understand what you are going through.

Steps to Getting Help for a Loved One’s Alcohol Addiction

First, seek support for yourself. Dealing with a loved one’s addiction can be overwhelming and emotionally difficult. You may learn how you can stop supporting your loved one’s habit in a loving manner, or you may learn how to help yourself through the emotions of family addiction. Supportive groups like al-anon are designed for family members affected by alcoholism and they can connect you with a supportive group that understands.

Consider an intervention. Interventions require planning and skill, but they can get your loved one into treatment. Your interventionist will help you through the steps of an intervention: gathering together the intervention team, planning what to say during the intervention, composing letters to the alcoholic loved one, deciding on consequences of not seeking treatment and more.

Before you begin your intervention, make sure that you have a reputable, licensed rehab treatment program lined up. We can help you find treatment that fits your loved one’s needs. We can even work with your insurance company to help arrange coverage for treatment. Make sure that there is a space available at the treatment program within 24 hours after your intervention. The longer you wait to begin treatment, the more time your loved one will have to back out.

Find Real Alcohol Addiction Help Now

When you call our 24 hour toll-free helpline, you will speak directly with an addiction professional that can help you through every step of the way. We work with a number of the nation’s top addiction and mental health treatment programs to provide you with a variety of options in a supportive, no-pressure setting. Call us now, and find out how we can help you. All of our phone services are free to you and completely confidential.