What If My Loved One Refuses to Continue Treatment?

What If My Loved One Refuses to Continue Treatment?People can take many different routes on their road to recovery from addiction. Although some would recommend the path of going to a rehab center and then continuing treatment once you return home in the form of support groups and clinical outpatient sessions with a counselor, not everyone decides that this is the best route for them to take. If your loved one has decided to leave treatment early or discontinue treatment once they return home, it can leave you in a pretty helpless place. You don’t want to make them upset and drive them back to their addiction, but you know that they need more help and you really want to convince them of this.

The Importance of Continued Treatment

It might be helpful to arm yourself with the reality of why continued treatment is so important so that you can better convince your loved one of that fact. Treatment of addiction is not clear cut. Treatment in a rehabilitation center and sessions with a professional counselor are designed to last as long as necessary based on the recommendations of the professionals. If your loved one decided to discontinue treatment regardless of these recommendations they are putting themselves at a much greater risk of relapse. Relapse can not only put them back at square one in the recovery process, but it can also make addictions worse and can hurt the spirit in an addict. If they feel like they can’t do it and they will just relapse, it really hurts the recovery process. Staying in treatment as long as your professionals think is necessary is crucial in guarding yourself against relapse and giving yourself the best chance possible at maintaining a successful recovery.

What Can I Do to Help?

Although you don’t want to pressure your loved one and make them feel like you’re badgering them about their choices, there are some options that you have in encouraging them to return to treatment. One of the best things that you can do is get them in touch with professionals who can encourage them. They might be able to say that you don’t know what you’re talking about when it comes to their treatment but it’s harder to deny that a professionals knows what they’re talking about. You also have the option of staging an intervention with a professional counselor to mediate and close friends and family to try to gently persuade with factual evidence why they should return to treatment. Tell them the realities of their lifestyle that put them in a position where they really need the help and support of professionals.

Where Can I Find More Information on Continued Addiction Treatment?

Our toll free phone line is available to you 24 hours a day with abuse and addiction counselors ready to answer your questions. They can help you find the right rehabilitation facility to meet your needs. They can get you in contact with professionals that can help. They can even gather information about your insurance policy to help you find out if your insurance will be able to help you pay for treatment. Don’t delay any longer in finding the answers that you need. Call us today.

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