Helping a loved one get vital addiction treatment can be tough. Addiction often consumes the person affected, and is typically mentally and emotionally stressful for loved ones as well. Many times loved ones don’t know where to turn or how to help their family member or friend get the treatment they so desperately need.

The team at Renew Infusions in Gilbert, Arizona, understands the monumental challenge of helping a loved one get addiction treatment. In this blog, we discuss some steps you can take to help your friend or family member overcome their addiction through treatment.

Factors that may lead to addiction

Many factors in your loved one’s current life and past experiences may lead to addiction. Identifying those can make it easier to help them. Some factors that may lead to addiction include the following:

  • Lack of supporting relationships
  • Unstable family life
  • Family history of addiction
  • Feelings of loneliness
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Early childhood trauma
  • Psychological stress
  • Peer pressure
  • Genetics
  • Trauma

This is by no means an extensive list. Identifying issues that contribute to your loved one’s addiction helps you know how to support them throughout their addiction treatment.

Learn about your loved one’s addiction

Addiction is extremely complex. While addiction treatment professionals possess tools, resources, and special training to help your loved one recover from addiction, it’s also helpful for you to learn about their addiction and what they’re going through.

We routinely meet with loved ones who are struggling to help someone in their lives get addiction treatment. The Renew Infusions team can help you understand the disease process of addiction and how you can best help and support your loved one.

Gather a support system

Many people in the life of someone struggling with addiction are affected by the addiction as well. It’s helpful to create a safe space and open dialogue with other friends and family members of your loved one.

Together you can form a united support system to help your loved one get addiction treatment. People who have a healthy, strong, and positive support system are more likely to seek addiction treatment and succeed in combating their addiction.

Avoid enabling your loved one’s addiction

There are many ways you may be enabling your loved one’s addiction, such as giving them money that they use on their addiction, rationalizing their behavior, or being in denial. You may fear upsetting your loved one or losing the relationship, but enabling them only prolongs their illness.

This doesn’t mean you should criticize or threaten your loved one, as doing so almost never helps them tackle their addiction. You can support your loved one without enabling them, and we can show you how.

Encourage your loved one to get treatment

In a caring and loving way, you can encourage your loved one to get addiction treatment. Discuss the benefits of treatment and how it can help them move forward and reclaim a happy, productive, and fulfilling life.

Our team at Renew Infusions takes a highly individualized and holistic approach to addiction treatment. We use a full range of effective therapies to help your loved one recover from addiction. Our providers create a customized treatment plan based on a number of factors, including the substance they are addicted to.

Hope for addiction

If you have a loved one struggling with addiction, there is hope. To learn more about how we can help them win their battle against addiction, call our office or book an appointment online. Make the mental health of yourself and your loved one a number one priority. We’re standing by to help.

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