Florida alcohol treatment centers are specially designed to help people who struggle with alcohol abuse and addiction. Specialized treatment programs are designed to fit each patient’s physical, psychological and emotional needs. Many people who suffer from addiction are in denial that they even have a problem, and oftentimes, it requires other loved ones to get them the help they need. At Florida alcohol treatment centers, you will find professionals who have years of experience in the field of addiction treatment. Their experience, support and compassion allows them to guide patients through each step of the recovery process ensuring that they are safe and receiving the tools they’ll need to maintain their sobriety once they finish their rehab program.
Helping a Loved One in Denial
As long as the addict is in denial, they most likely will continue to drink. Whether your loved one admits that they have a problem or not, the disease of addiction will progress unabated until proactive steps are taken to stop it. Since continuous alcohol consumption impairs normal brain function and rational thinking, it is often difficult, if not impossible, for a substance abuser to recognize the extent of the problem drinking has created in their lives.
The following are suggestions on how you can help your loved move past denial:
- Educate yourself about the type of addiction your love one is dealing with. Knowledge will provide the confidence and assurance it takes to stand up to the strength of denial by coming from a place of understanding. It may also make you aware and more prepared for any potential risks of confrontation.
- Speak to a professional addiction interventionist for information or assistance in planning the intervention.
- Do not delay for too long but be sure to have a plan of when, where, who and how you will approach the individual about their alcohol problem. The traditional intervention may not be the right approach for your loved one. Careful planning help you to know how to proceed so that you are able to achieve the desired result of helping your loved one get the help they need.
- If the person has had a suicide attempt or near death experience due to am overdose, and have continued to use, this may be considered a “crisis” situation. Get professional assistance to confront the substance abuser so that prior arrangement for admission into a treatment center may occur immediately after the intervention.
- Offer consequences for blatant refusing to accept responsibility and help for the addiction. This is especially important to follow through if the addiction is causing harm to family member such as children.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.