Alcoholism is a devastating disease, destroying the lives of the alcoholic and loved ones witnessing the destruction. When a loved one is drinking their life away, it can seem like a selfish drawn-out suicide. It’s a disease that lies in the mind. The main component to the disease of alcoholism or addiction is a continuous state of denial, despair, and hopelessness. In most cases, the family of an alcoholic has to take on the challenge of sending their loved one to rehab. It is a challenge, but there comes a time when the suffering just has to stop.
Beat the Denial
Denial is a huge enabler of not receiving treatment, in both the addict and the family. There are no excuses or trauma that can make living with addiction okay. There was once a reason why they picked up the bottle or drug, but what matters now is how to stop the use.
Find a Treatment Center
Treatment centers are professional facilities and specialize in providing the best support, therapy, and medical care. Alcohol rehab centers provide a variety of services, amenities, and dynamics. Do some research to help decide what you’re looking for in an alcohol treatment center. Ultimately they will be in good hands.
Because of denial, lack of communication or simply not knowing how to talk about treatment with your loved one, an intervention is probably the best route. An intervention opens the addict’s mind to their behavior, focusing and discussing how their addiction is destroying not only their own lives but of others around them. Presenting another way of life, free of the burden of alcohol, as well as a solution, hopefully, will give them a sense of hope and desperation. Make it their decision. Shine light on how addiction is destroying their life and what they won’t have if they don’t take the gift of treatment.
It is vital to have support from family, trusted friends, and most importantly from a support group. Like Al-Anon or Nar-Anon, you can find support from peers of all walks of life experiencing the same feelings that you and your family are enduring. Get help. Call us for a free consultation: 866-737-3574. The conversation is totally private.