My loved one needs help now! I need to get him/her into a drug and alcohol rehab immediately... right?
A crisis or a hint of "motivation" may be your only source of hope at this point. Consider slowing down for a minute. Recovery from a substance abuse problem is a marathon not a sprint. If you find yourself caught up in the chaos of addiction, we want to help your family "the right way" rather than just "right away".
You can increase your chances of lasting recovery if you make a planned decision rather than a rushed decision. Inpatient treatment is rarely a full solution to addiction...at best it is one step in a long journey. Let us help your family consider the final destination before you consider the way to get there. Many families have found our direction invaluable.
I am afraid that my loved one will be upset if I do anything. I don't want to make things worse than they already are.
Fear can be so paralyzing. When you love someone, you want to do the right thing ..... You just want to be sure!
If you feel paralyzed perhaps hold off on making changes for now. Focus on gathering more information. Ask our phone consultants all the questions you need answered. We're there to support you during this time of great stress.
My loved one isn't willing to get help. I can't force him/her to do this.
You are not alone. Our phone consultants understand your frustration; we handle such situations daily. There are effective ways to handle limited or poor motivation. We know we can help you engage your loved one. We have been successfully handling such situations for many years.
To do this you will need a plan that is concrete, time limited, and customized to your situation. We are there to make this happen.
How do I (we) pay for treatment?
Our goal is to help you find a way to get what services you and your loved one need. Many persons who seek treatment have no insurance or ability to pay, this is common. There are County, State and Federal agencies that can offset the costs of treatment. We will point you in the right direction or assist you directly.
How do I know what is the real source of the problem? Granted my loved one uses alcohol or drugs to cope, but his/her other problems are real. Where does one start?
You start by finding professionals that you can trust. Someone who treats the whole person: emotionally, physically, spiritually and socially. It is quite true that substance abuse is rarely the only problem. We have found, however, that all problems must be addressed simultaneously. If someone receives help for his depression, but continues to abuse alcohol or smoke pot, then that is not a solution. Let one of our consultants explain further.
I want to know about specific drugs and warning signs.
The best site, in our opinion, is www.theantidrug.com
Your agency is too far away but I am still interested in your approach. Is there anything I can do?
Contact us by email and briefly describe your situation and/or question. We are developing ways to help families, even outside of our region.
Is there another way to treat addictions without professional help?
Most certainly! Lasting recovery occurs through self-help programs such as Alcoholic's Anonymous and Narcotic Anonymous. There are individuals that experience lasting recovery through a religious faith experience. Finally, there are some who just "quit" and never use again. There is no one way that works for everyone. If one way isn't working however, we encourage you the family to continue to search for other approaches. Don't wait long for results before considering other options.
Can I talk to other families who have used your services?
Most certainly. We have many families and individuals who would be most happy to talk to you. Just contact us by phone or email and we will have a family contact.