It’s not always easy for someone to think rationally when they are in the midst of fighting an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Instead, their mind tends to focus on when, where and how to get the next hit. As a loved one, we should always keep a watchful eye out for relatives and friends who may be caught in the cycle of addiction. They may disappoint and/or infuriates us, but we should remain open to the idea they may need our help at some point in time.
Interventions can be effective, but it’s still preferable to have the drug user step forward and ask for help. Make no mistake about it, that’s a major step for anyone to take. They have to get to the point where they recognize they have a problem and want a way out.
When they finally come to you, you have to ask yourself if you are prepared to give them solid advice. Remember, their life is probably in disarray. The physical, emotional and financial problems are mounting. If the turn to you and ask for help, they are most likely turning their well-being over to you, at least in their mind.
First and foremost, you want to direct them towards a drug treatment center. Since you probably have a decent idea about their circumstances, you are probably in a position where you know what they need and can manage. At all times, their welfare comes first. With that said, you should do your very best to convince them to get the best treatment and care possible. Of course, there are several considerations. However, there should be options available if all things are equal.
Tips on Convincing Someone to Seek Help From a New York Rehab
Throughout the years, certain places in New York have earned a reputation for high quality addiction treatment. Many people in the industry label New York as the “rehab capital of the world.” This isn’t by accident. Collectively, the state’s top facilities, ours included, have maintained high standards of treatment. This is has been accomplished through the following directives:
- Hiring the best counselors and clinicians in the industry
- Innovating new methodologies for treating patients
- Maintaining the ability to customize treatment plans for all patients
- Providing full service care from detox all the way through aftercare programs
- Results – New York rehab graduates tend to stay sober longer
The question remains, how can you go about convincing your loved one to seek treatment in New York? Of course, treatment in a local rehab would probably be more convenient. That’s the first argument your loved one will put forth. What you need to know is getting treatment from a local rehab center is not always the best option. To make your case, here’s some of the top reasons why a New York rehab is usually a better alternative:
- The patient gets the highest level of care possible
- All treatment can be handled under one roof. Continuity of care is a major benefit.
- The patient is removed from the very environment that gave rise to their addiction
- Most top New York rehabs are affordable or accept most major healthcare plans
- Both the weather and local amenities make New York a great place to relax and focus on treatment
Let’s delve into a few of these reasons a little deeper.
Getting the Highest Level of Care Possible
As we indicated above, the top New York rehabs simply provide the best programs through the best staffers. This produces a level of care that most people believe is second to none. Your loved one may only get one good chance at recovery. Given that possibility, the focus should be placed not on convenience, but on where the work done in treatment will offer the best results. At the end of the day, a little inconvenience is a very small price to pay for a long-lasting recovery.
Continuity of Care
Most new patients need time in detox to get past cravings and possible withdrawal symptoms related to sudden abstinence. After detox, it’s off to therapy where the patient learns about their addiction and how to deal with temptation and triggers. After therapy, patients are discharged. Because their newfound sobriety offers new challenges, many former patients need access to some relapse prevention aftercare programs. When all these services can be offered under one roof, the staffers can easily communicate among themselves. As a result, patients can benefit from this continuity of care.
Getting Away From a Dubious Environment
The very community in which your loved one abused drugs is always going to be fraught with danger. This is the same area where their drug dealers and drug using friends all reside. There’s always the possibility that these people can/will interfere with the recovery process. The simple truth is no one needs these kinds of distractions. The basis for a good treatment process required that the patient be able to focus on and commit to the task at hand, addiction recovery.
Tips for Selling New York as the Best Treatment Destination
It’s probably easier for you to understand the benefits of having your loved one get treatment away from home. Here’s a few tips on helping you sell the idea:
- Show your support for them getting treatment in New York
- Share New York’s reputation for providing the nation’s best care
- Point out the many benefits
- Sell the benefits of a relaxing environment with amenities to make the treatment process more acceptable
- Don’t force the idea on your loved one. It’s better to give the facts and let them decide.
When the time comes, our premiere addiction treatment center will be ready to serve your loved one. All it takes for them to get started on the road to recovery is a single phone call to (866) 840-6411