Addiction is a growing epidemic, with new forms of opiates and amphetamines constantly being introduced to the community. For local residents, it’s critical to know about detox centers in Orange County, either for yourself or for an addicted family member. Not only is addiction becoming more prevalent, but new drugs on the market, which can be as much as 100x more powerful than morphine, have extremely high risks for overdose and fatal side-effects. It’s now more important than ever to be proactive about helping your loved ones recover from addiction.
There are a number of reasons why your loved ones might not be seeking help. Here are some reasons your family member’s addiction might be going untreated, and what you can do to help detect a potential addiction and get your loved one the help they need.
Addiction Treatment is Difficult to Enter on Your Own
Many people are afraid of pushing family and relatives away by admitting their own addiction. Centuries of abstinence-only education, coupled with powerful stigmas about drug and alcohol consumption, have made it difficult for people to admit when they may be dependent on a substance. This barrier to entry keeps people from taking the first step to better their own health.
The system for receiving care can also be complicated, from insurance providers, different programs, the options varying with each recovery facility. At Experience Recovery, we offer counseling and guidance to help you make the right decisions to match your needs. Call us any time at (800) 970-3973.
Family Interventions for an Addicted Family Member
Interventions are often what we picture when we talk about family and addiction. Your husband or brother or niece comes home one day, and the whole family is waiting for them in the living room. These types of interventions are theatrical, but a lot of people use them to show the widespread support for someone’s recovery and to address the gravity of the concern with numbers. There’s no evidence that a staged intervention like this is any more effective than an informal, heart-to-heart conversation with a loved on however.
Think about your loved one and their needs. Are you the best person to talk to them? Would it be more impactful, easier, or kinder for you to speak with them in private? Do they make excuses and avoid confrontation, making a staged recovery more impactful?
Often times, the family environment may unknowingly be encouraging a dependence on addiction. We also offer family therapy to help address many of the environmental concerns that might be making an addiction worse, or to help reconnect families who have been impacted by addiction.
Experience Recovery and Professional Substance Addiction Recovery
There’s no easy solution when trying to help a loved one recover from a substance addiction or dependency. If you are concerned about the best way to help them, or how to determine if their problem requires a professional recovery program, we always recommend you give us a call. Our experienced staff will help guide you through the process and determine the best way to help your loved ones. We are always available for you at (800) 970-3973, so call as soon as you suspect an addiction may be impacting the quality of life of you or a family member.