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How to Get Help for an Alcoholic


As a friend or family member of an alcoholic, you have just as difficult road as the drinker them self. We understand that. We also know how desperately you want to get help for your loved one. The good news is that the help you are looking for is available.

Private Rehab Helper specialises in assisting alcoholics and their families by connecting them with appropriate clinics and programs. We will describe how to get help for your alcoholic loved one 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 he or she has an addiction. And even if they do, he/she may not be willing to undergo appropriate treatment. This is where an intervention comes in. An intervention is a process by which you and other loved ones confront the alcoholic in order to motivate them to get help.

An intervention must be done in a way that makes the problem plain to see while not allowing the individual to escape by blaming others for his/her circumstances. It requires openness, honesty, and a willingness to let the alcoholic 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 alcoholic.

Enrolling in a Program

Assuming your intervention proves successful, the next step is to make sure the alcoholic is enrolled in a program. You have a couple of options from which to choose. The first is an outpatient program run by a charity, private rehab clinic, or an NHS agency. While day programs do have their merits, we believe your second option is a better choice.

That second option is a residential treatment program offered by private rehab clinic. Residential treatment is usually more successful because it interrupts the daily routine of the alcoholic. It also isolates him or her for a period, forcing the individual to come to terms with the addiction.

Private Rehab Helper can arrange one of these programs 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 program, there is one last thing for you to do: make sure you get support for yourself and your family. That support involves teaching you how to deal with the alcoholic when he/she returns home from his 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 program 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 Helper. Our knowledgeable and compassionate staff is ready to assist you in finding the right treatment program.

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