4 Ways to Admit Someone Into Rehab When They Need It
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are a number of ways to get someone to go to rehab and these ways do not always need to be voluntary. If you are trying to talk someone into going to a qualified rehab, it is important to go about it the right way. Many of these ways work, based on the personality of the person who needs rehab.
1. Encourage Them to Go
The best way to get someone to go to rehab is through encouragement. If they know and are willing to admit that they do, encouragement might just be enough to make them go. Then once they make that decision, take them to the rehab, and admit them. This is the preferable way to admit someone into rehab.
Interventions are only partially effective. You can get someone to go by essentially blackmailing the into rehab. By using threats and intimidation, an intervention can work to admit someone into rehab. Although not all interventions work this way, typically people learn what their family thinks about their continued drug use. Once this is done, someone is assigned to take them to a rehab facility and admit them. Most intervention admissions are not voluntary admissions to rehab.
3. Point out the Negatives of their Drug Use
Pointing out the potential consequences of their addiction may convince them to attend rehab.
Similar to staging an intervention pointing out the negatives to drug use helps to show the user that you are serious about them seeking treatment. Making sure that they know that there is jail time in their future is a good way to strongly encourage them to seek treatment.
You can also go another more aggressive route and call the police on them when you know that they have drugs on them. Sometimes arrest is the best method of teaching someone that their drug use has become a problem. It is important to make sure that you are positive this is something that you want to do. It can cause serious harm to your relationship with that person.
4. Some States Have Laws that Allow Family Members or Qualified Individuals to Force Someone into Rehab
There are some states that have acts in their legislature that allows a family member or three persons known to the individual to commit someone to a mental illness, drug, or alcohol rehab. These laws allow someone who is concerned that their loved one is self destructive or might harm others.
The usual wording to this is “harmful to themselves or others,” and it allows someone to be lawfully committed for 72 hours. In this case a psychiatrist or doctor talks to the patient within the 72 hours in order to establish whether there is a drug, alcohol, or mental health problem or not.
Family members and certain officials have this power. Usually police, doctors, and close family can have someone committed against their will. Like having someone arrested this needs to be done very carefully.
For more information on this or on rehab in general call us at 800-481-6320.
A study on the role of social supports in recovery from Alcohol Treatment Quarterly states “general friendship is important for overall well-being” but can be especially necessary and beneficial to those in recovery. It is very helpful for recovering individuals to be visited by their friends, family, significant others, etc. at their treatment facility, but….
According to recent government surveys, 2 out of 3 high school students who drink alcohol take part in binge drinking, a form of drinking in which large amounts of alcohol are drank for a prolonged period of time resulting in inebriation. Studies further show that more than 90% of all alcohol that is consumed by….
Meth addiction can cause permanent brain damage if the disease is left untreated. Most people addicted to meth do not realize the severity of their drug abuse behavior and many do not realize that there are effective ways of treating their meth addiction. Meth Addiction and Treatment According to the Center for Substance Abuse Research,….
Just as there are many types of addiction, there are many different types of rehab. Which type of rehab is best, depends on the type of addiction as well as the individuals personality. Each person has different needs and rehabs are not one size fits all. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the….
Opiate addiction affects more than 1 million Americans and this number is steadily on the rise. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the reason for such an alarming number of people becoming addiction to opiates is likely a result of the high number of Americans who are being prescribed (and subsequently becoming addicted)….
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the treatment needs for women who abuse substances are different from those of men. Women are inherently different in the way that they react, recover, and bond. Women are more likely than men to seek treatment for substance abuse. They are also more likely to struggle with….
Alcoholism is not some disease that just appears over night. You don’t just wake up one day and all of a sudden you’re an alcoholic. Alcoholism begins with alcohol abuse and over time as drinking progresses from being a fun thing to do socially and on occasion to being a damaging situation that is out….
Generally, when an individual completes residential rehab for a substance abuse disorder the next step is to head home and continue their recovery. For some though, heading home isn’t an option for one of many reasons. There may not be a home because the addict was homeless at the time that he or she entered….
If you or a loved one are going through the struggles of drug addiction, this can be a very confusing and complicated time. It can be particularly severe if the addict is also facing a mental health issue as well, as the two together can present extra challenges and potential risks. What is Comorbidity? Comorbidity….
The mugshot of people who have used meth over the years and rapidly progressed from average looking people to near death are plastered all over the internet—the infographic is called the “Faces of Meth” and for good cause. Unfortunately, very few people have had the opportunity to actually hear the real life stories behind the photos….