Family Support – A Crucial Part of Alcohol Rehabilitation
At Rehab Treatment UK we encourage concerned family members to call for advice on admission to our Private Rehab Clinics, all of which are committed to giving family support as an essential part of the treatment programme. It also helps to gain a better understanding of the illness of addiction and the on-going recovery process.
Anyone involved with someone suffering from substance abuse knows living with addiction is not easy and it is hard to understand why a loved one would choose alcohol or drugs over you or the family and friends around them.
It is often the loved ones who realise the need for help before the Addict themselves.
Signs to look out for
There are many alcohol/drug addiction signs, these are some things to watch for;
- If someone’s been unusually moody for the past couple of months
- Are there signs of relationship problems?
- Are they having problems at work?
- Have you noticed they are drinking first thing in the morning?
- Are they losing interest in life and appearing not to enjoy anything?
- If they’re having depression and anger issues, this could be an early sign of alcohol or drug addiction.
What to do if you are concerned
If you think someone may be suffering with a drug or alcohol addiction and you decide to bring up the subject with them approach the matter calmly with the user.
- One of the problems they fear is that asking for help is a sign of weakness; however one phone call to Rehab Treatment can assure them that they are not alone and that it is possible to achieve recovery.
- Don’t be surprised if the person is in denial about an addiction. It is very rare for somebody to admit easily that they have a problem.
- Talk to the person about whether they would prefer to be alcohol/drug free or to continue going down the road of self-destruction.