One of the first things you should do is get educated about addiction. Read online articles (like this one!) and books, and talk with others about the things you have been experiencing. You can also attend family support groups to hear about other people’s experiences and learn more about the disease through them.
The second thing you can do is help your loved one find the right treatment program. They may not want help right away, but this doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for the future.
Search for rehab centers in your area, and check that the costs of the ones you’ve found are affordable for you and align with your insurance. You should also think about if your loved one will benefit from a facility that offers a wide range of care like detox, rehab, and sober living.
Don’t forget that you can’t force your loved one to go to treatment. They need to be the one that makes the call for themselves. If they do opt for treatment, Fort Wayne Recovery offers many kinds of treatment plans that cater to all kinds of people. Give us a call if you’re interested.
The third thing you can do is set and reinforce boundaries. Your loved one may have spent years of getting through life by lying and making excuses. Unless they are faced with the consequences, they aren’t likely to change their actions.