While they may come up with excuses not to go to treatment, you can let them know about all the reasons why they should. If they are worried about taking time off work or missing family obligations you can explain to them that by getting help, they will be able to focus on themselves and consequently will be a better employee and family member in the long run. Moellering says that it’s incredibly difficult for people to get sober on their own and that’s why getting treatment is so important, “I don’t know many people who’ve been able to fix their addiction on their own. They may think they can “cure themselves” but they really need to seek some kind of professional help to stack the odds in their favor of maintaining their sobriety.”
One of the main reasons substance abuse treatment is important is because it focuses on addressing the behavioral health issues that are the driving factor the addiction and utilizes a dual diagnosis approach to treat SUDs. Mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, or personality disorders are the underlying causes of addiction and by treating those issues, they will be in a better position to remain sober.