How to Help Your Husband to Get Into an Alcohol Treatment Center

How to Help Your Husband to Get Into an Alcohol Treatment Center

Getting your husband into an alcohol treatment center is no easy task. It takes time, effort and patience to get him to see that you are serious about getting sober. Wives across the United States are often asking themselves why their husbands drink booze. Are they doing something wrong to contribute to their alcoholism? You are scared that if he doesn’t change, he will die. Your situation is best understood by rehabs across the United States. Many admissions counselors get calls every day from housewives that have had enough. They can no longer deal with their husband’s alcoholism. They either want to get him sober or divorce. Men are often the hardest people to convince that they need help. Most men want to believe that they are indestructible and do not even have a problem with alcohol. Getting him to see that he has a problem often takes an intervention. Interventions are costly, but often get the result that you are looking for. The interventionist can help you to see that sending him to a treatment center is the only option. Let him/her explain to you how the intervention process works. You will eventually see that your husband gets the help that they need because of the love that you have shown. If you have a loving relationship with your spouse, they don’t want to see you hurt and in pain. Often, they are willing to listen if you give them consequences. Your consequences may be that if you don’t get help, I am going to divorce you. Alcoholics often respond best when they understand the consequences of what...
What Should You Take with You When You Leave for Rehab

What Should You Take with You When You Leave for Rehab

You decided that rehab is a good place for you to start your life over again.  Good decision on your part!  However, you may be asking yourself what you should take and not take with you.  Here are a few things that you should do before going to rehab. First, call the treatment center that you will be going to.  Ask them for a list of things that you can and cannot take with you.  If you cannot get a hold of anyone and your plane is set to leave in a few hours, here are a few tips on what to take and not take with you. No cell phones. Most treatment centers do not allow you to have cell phones because you cannot make personal calls while you are in treatment. Most rehabs have it set so that you can call home with a person assisting you.  This may be a counselor that is assigned to work with you.  If you don’t think that you should have it, the best thing to do is to leave it at home. Illegal Substances should not be taken with you. This may seem a bit obvious, but many people forget to empty their pockets before boarding a plane.  If you have cocaine or heroin in your pocket, you will get stopped at the airport and may even be arrested for having illegal contraband. Guns, Knives, protection devices should be left at home. Many states allow people to carry these types of weapons on them. However, they don’t belong in a rehab.  You don’t want to put anyone in danger at...
How to Help Your Child with Drug Addiction if You Cannot Afford an Intervention

How to Help Your Child with Drug Addiction if You Cannot Afford an Intervention

Here are a few steps that you can take in order to help your child to see and understand that they need drug and alcohol rehabilitation.  Often, young adults want to believe that they do not have a problem with drug addiction.  When you are young, you often believe that you are going to live forever.  Many young adults think that they can handle a cocktail of drugs and wake up the next day without any problems.  However, this is not always the case. The first step that a parent should take in order to get their child to see that they have a problem is to directly call a drug and alcohol treatment facility.  If you do this, you will find a helpful admissions counselor on the end of the phone.  The admissions counselor is a friendly voice that wants to help you and your loved one.  Even though a lot of admissions counselors are not trained interventionists, they have a background in alcohol and drug addiction.  Most phone admissions counselors are open to speaking with your son or daughter on the telephone.  The beauty of this is that it is free.  Most treatment centers have 24 hour hotlines set up in order to speak with families that have a loved one that needs to go into treatment.  It can seem like an endless and painful situation sometimes. Many admissions counselors have previous lifestyles that once held them captive to drug and alcohol abuse.  A lot of counselors on the phone will tell you that they were once addicted to drugs and alcohol themselves.  You will usually find...
How to Give Your Loved One an Alcohol and Drug Intervention

How to Give Your Loved One an Alcohol and Drug Intervention

Every family’s nightmare is to have one of their loved ones addicted to drugs and alcohol.  If your family member is suffering from a drug addiction, you have probably reached rock bottom.  It is not easy to watch them throwing their life away.  The pain of watching your loved one acting out of the ordinary is hard to watch.  Families often turn to a drug and alcohol addiction intervention specialists for several different reasons.  For starters, your family member may not be listening to you.  When their face has turned cold to your words, it is time to ask a professional for help.  However, where do you turn?  This article will explain the steps that are involved in getting a professional interventionist. Intervention services often cost between $3,500 and $10,000.  They are often given by drug and alcohol treatment centers across the United States.  Interventions take time and careful planning.  Step 1 is to find out when a bed is available for your loved one.  Calling a place like Harp Treatment Center is your first step. Before the intervention takes place, the people involved will be sent materials to ensure that everyone will be on the same page of what is going to happen at the intervention.  Everyone must have a clear view of what the intervention will be about and why it must take place this way.  Addicts tend to talk to family members, friends and others that will enable their habit. These are people that the addict knows feels sorry for them. They may say something like, “I need food and need $20.00?” The pre-planning meeting will...