Do you provide money to a loved one who struggles with drugs or alcohol? Do you let them live under your roof rent-free and with few consequences for their behavior? If so, the unfortunate news is that you are enabling this loved one’s addiction. This is why recovery cannot exist in isolation, either. The addict will need support from family members, who also need to address their own behaviors and mental wellness to make for an environment conducive to sobriety. Addiction erodes family systems, but the good news is it can get better. All family members need to be on board when the addicted loved one begins the healing and recovery process. At Lion Recovery in California, just south of the Bay Area, we can provide your struggling loved one with much-needed detox treatment to get the substances out of his or her system. In addition, we provide complete treatment planning, coordinating inpatient and/or outpatient care in order to ensure your loved one receives the full continuum of treatment. Furthermore, if you’re having trouble getting your loved one to go to treatment, we can schedule an intervention to solve this problem. An expert interventionist will meet with your family beforehand, perform the intervention and then accompany your loved one into treatment.Call Us Now
At Lion Recovery, we provide professional detox treatment to people battling a variety of addictions. Our program spans 7 to 10 days, with the duration depending on the substance the person is addicted to and the severity of their dependency.
Some of the most common types of substances we help people detox from include:
Interventions can do so much more than simply get the addict to go to rehab. They can start to repair the family system and get the family to play healthier roles in relation to the addicted loved one.
Interventionists should meet with family members before ever meeting the addict and doing the actual intervention. At least a day of pre-planning is crucial to the success of the intervention. The best interventions address the family as much as they do the addict.
“How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?”
Many family members turn a blind eye to their own faults and shortcomings when a loved one is battling addiction. Enabling and codependency issues abound within the family, but many of them fail to acknowledge their unique roles in letting the addiction develop and flourish.
Therefore, the interventionist should turn the proverbial spotlight on family members just as much as he or she does on the addict. And an intervention is not the time to point fingers, shout at and guilt-trip one another; it’s about identifying new roles each person can play in the recovery process.
Alcohol is responsible for one of the deadliest forms of withdrawal, so it’s important to never allow your loved one to try to self-detox if he or she is battling full-blown alcoholism.
Alcohol addiction can be hard to detect because the substance is so pervasive, accepted and easily attainable in society. Alcoholics also tend to be skilled in hiding the extent of their drinking.
People who are addicted to alcohol are usually stubborn and manipulative, and this comes into play when you try to get them to go to rehab. Also, don’t forget the concept of “alcoholic denial,” in which the alcoholic rejects the notion that he or she even has a problem.
Recovering from alcoholism also requires some logistical considerations on the family’s part. Family members will need to keep their own drinking in check and be careful with how much alcohol, if any, they keep in the house after the loved one returns home from treatment.
There is a long list of considerations for the family when it comes to alcohol recovery, and an intervention is typically ideal when kicking off this process. Lion Recovery is here to help if you have a loved one addicted to alcohol and you don’t know where to turn.
Detox treatment without any follow-up care is almost worthless. Even 30-day programs don’t tend to get great results. When it comes to addiction, the person likely spent years on using, and eventually abusing, the substance. It’s hard to expect them to completely undo all of that damage in just a handful of weeks.
This is why we tell individuals and families that when recovery begins, they need to be in it for the long haul. You can’t say, “I’m recovered,” after one month, or even one year, really.
hat’s the optimal length of treatment – between detox, inpatient and outpatient programs? At least 90 days – more, if your bank account or insurance allows it.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse now says that 90-day addiction treatment programs should be the standard, not 30-day programs. One study found a relapse rate of as low as 15 percent within the first year after participants graduated a 90-day program.
Intervention? Detox? These are just the first steps in what should be a long journey to sobriety. You can find those services here at Lion Recovery, but remember that we can also help map out a long-term treatment plan for your loved one, one that takes your insurance plan into consideration.
After graduating our detox program, we can help immediately move your loved one into the next phase of treatment, ensuring seamless progression in the rehabilitation process.