How to get help for an alcoholic
As a friend or family member of an alcoholic, you have just as difficult road as the person you are worried about. We understand that. We also know how desperately you want to get help for your loved one. We’ve been in your shoes and can assure you the help you are looking for is available.
Private Rehab Guide specialises in assisting those with addiction and their families by connecting them with appropriate clinics and programmes. We will describe how to get help for your a loved one with alcoholism in the following paragraphs. Do not be afraid to get in touch with us if we can do anything for you.
Conduct an intervention
In all likelihood, the person you are concerned about does not know they have an addiction. And even if they do, they may not be willing to undergo appropriate treatment, for fear of change or a denial of their behaviour. This is where an intervention comes in. An intervention is a process by which you and other loved ones confront the someone with alcohol addiction in order to motivate them to get help.
An intervention must be done in a way that addresses the problem and prevents the opportunity for them to blame others for their circumstances. It requires openness, honesty, and a willingness to let them know you are no longer going to tolerate their behaviour.
If you are unsure how to conduct an intervention, that’s okay. We can advise you or put you in touch with a professional who can explain the process to you. The important thing is that you find supportive family members and friends willing to help you confront the person reliant on alcohol.
Enrolling in a programme
Assuming your intervention proves successful, the next step is to make sure the alcoholic is enrolled in a programme. You have a couple of options from which to choose. The first is an outpatient programme run by a charity, private rehab clinic, or an NHS agency. While day programmes do have their merits, we believe a private rehab clinic is a better choice.
A residential treatment programme offered by private rehab clinic has a higher chance of success because it offers a clean break from alcohol, which is extremely difficult to achieve while at home. A private clinic also offers solace and guidance which allows them to come to terms with the addiction.
Private Rehab Guide can arrange one of these programmes for your loved one. If there is any way you can afford residential treatment through a private clinic, we strongly encourage you to choose that option. Private health insurance will usually help in this regard. Otherwise, you can seek financing from different channels. We can explain all of it to you.
Support for your family
With your loved one in a treatment programme, there is one last thing for you to do: make sure you get support for yourself and your family. Many private clinics offer family counselling, which lets you address any issues with a professional and also teaches you how to assist your loved one with their recovery when the return home from their treatment. It teaches you how to be supportive yet firm, how to hold them accountable and how to deal with your own emotions.
If your loved one is enrolled in a residential treatment programme at a private rehab centre, family counselling is often part of the package. In the absence of that, there are plenty of support groups available to you and your family. Again, we can point you in the right direction.
If you are ready to engage your alcoholic family member or friend in order to get the necessary help, you have already taken the first step. Now take the next step by contacting us at Private Rehab Guide. Our knowledgeable and compassionate staff are ready to assist you in finding the right treatment programme.