Helping a drug addict who refuses to help is an even more arduous battle, so before you get on the field, you need to strengthen yourself so there are no failures:
- Help yourself so that you can offer help
- Seek to know by which chemical your loved one is misusing. (Each substance offers psychic and behavioral peculiarities)
- Seek professional support
- Strengthen yourself psychologically to cope with blackmail and emotional pressures.
These attitudes allow you to control your own feelings by trying to solve the problem in the right way.
Choose the right time to offer help
The best time to talk to a person who is abusing drugs is when they are not under the influence of these chemicals. Carefully note when the addict is most relaxed and open to dialogue. Carefully talk about your concern about the directions his life has been taking, pointing out the losses he has been collecting since he started his addiction. With the rehab for drugs it is important to step up.
Don’t accuse him or make judgments that might make him see you as an enemy and worry about demonstrating the ill effects drugs are having on your life.
Addicts have a great deal of drama to persuade them that they will quit on their own . It is therefore important that the person chosen to do the intervention is someone who depends on him / her to respect, trust and feel a lot of affection. This increases the chances of reflection on one’s condition.
Regardless of any situation, don’t be complicit in addiction
Support and help from family, peers and friends is critical for addicts to begin treatment. However, many people, even unintentionally, end up acting as allies of the loved one’s consumption and inappropriate behavior for fear of making him suffer.
However, acting in this way makes you an accomplice to addiction, even if involuntarily, and the possibilities for treatment cease until the worst happens.
Don’t give in to guilt
It is important for the addict to know that he is not alone to deal with and face treatment. The courage to seek help and undergo rehabilitation often increases when you have the encouragement and support of those who love you.
However, if all the dialogue has no effect on the addict to voluntarily seek treatment and the situation is already very complex, then it is time to opt for compulsory or involuntary hospitalization.
Do not feel guilty. Many addicts come to such a high level of dependency that they lose their ability to weigh their own and others’ safety, so the best solution is to intervene for the good of all concerned.
How do hospitalizations happen
There are three types of hospitalization that apply according to the degree of awareness of the addict.
Voluntary hospitalization is that performed with the consent of the drug addict, who must sign a statement that it is his or her own will to be admitted to a clinic.