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How To Tell A Loved One They Need Help With Alcohol Addiction Without Starting a Fight

Having a loved one with an alcohol addiction is one of the most stressful situations a person can face.  It is heartbreaking to watch the downward spiral of addiction and frustrating to feel there is nothing that you can do about it.  Chances are you’ve attempted to talk with your loved one about entering alcohol rehab in the past without success.  There is a way to tell your loved one that it is time to seek treatment in a non-combative manner.  Helping your loved one see their addiction for what it is and the issues it causes can be the first step in helping them see that they need to enter an alcohol rehab.

dual-diagnosis-treatment-centersWhile many people have heard of interventions, they may not understand the best way to have an intervention for their loved one.  During an intervention, the addicted person’s family and close friends meet with them to describe what affect their addiction has had on each of their lives.  The goal is to help the addicted person see their addiction in a different light, and to accept an invitation to enter rehab.  It is important that interventions are performed in a non-combative manner.  The goal is not to attack the addicted person, but to show them how their addiction is impacting both their life and the lives of the people around them.

Interventions are most effective when led by interventionists.  These professionals can help prepare you and your family and can moderate the intervention, deescalating issues as they arise.  Summit Estate Recovery Center works with interventionists who can help your family tell your loved one that they need help with their alcohol addiction.

Summit Estate Recovery Center is located on 23 acres of orchards, lawns, and gardens in northern California.  We provide individualized treatment plans in our six bed facility to ensure that each client receives the right treatment for their needs.  In addition to individual counseling we offer family counseling to address issues related to the addiction and to set the stage for life outside of inpatient treatment.

For additional information on the programs we provide or help setting up an intervention with your loved one, contact us today.  Our admissions counselors are available to speak with you and your loved one and can provide additional insight on the intervention process.  Please complete the form on this site or give us a call at 800-701-6997.  Thank you.