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At Addiction Care Recovery Services, experience has taught us that, often, addiction is only part of the problem; the other is usually the patient. What if your loved-one says no to treatment?
How to deal with manipulative behavior?
While in some cases you may be able to identify and counter the manipulative behavior yourself, we recommend a specialist for a plus of safety and effectiveness. Sadly, codependency is a harsh reality for many cases of substance addiction, where family members themselves allow and even enable the addict’s harmful behavior. In other cases, the relatives are oblivious to the victim’s manipulative tactics, rendering them unable to find the inner strength necessary to make the optimal decisions.
The only reliable way of dealing with the manipulative behavior is by resorting to specialized assistance. Our interventionist will prevent and counter the victim’s defensive mechanism, which may include denial, victimization, accusations of betrayal, anger, etc. And you must be aware of the fact that most addicts will refuse treatment in the initial stage.
Since substance addiction will alter their brain’s chemical functioning, the fallout will severely impact their mental capabilities and behavioral display. The purpose of a guided intervention is to snap the patient from the state of negation and promote acceptance and the will to change.
How do you prepare for an intervention?
The first step is to contact our team of experts and provide us with all the information necessary to stage an intervention. Knowing details about the patient’s personality and clinical status, as well as family dynamics, is vital for ensuring the success of the intervention. Nonetheless, the procedure is not fail-safe. What if your loved-one says no to treatment, despite all our efforts and planning? It's an option we can't ignore.
When that happens, it is critical to hold your ground. Remember, codependency harms the patient, although you may feel it does the opposite. If you truly care about the addict’s wellbeing, you must cease all support, both financial and moral, in case the patient refuses treatment. Although it might seem cruel right now, it is the only way to force the victim to change out of fear of losing the people they love.
Are interventions helpful?
We dare to say that addiction interventions are almost obligatory. They represent an essential first step towards recovery, as we use them to convince the patient of the necessity of the rehab. Substance addiction is a progressive illness, capable of delivering severe consequences long-term. Joining a professional rehab treatment is the only way to achieve salvation.
Following the successful intervention, our experts will even recommend fitting rehab centers according to your needs and capabilities. What if your loved-one says no to treatment? If everything seems to fail, no matter the efforts, you, the victim’s family, will remain the last line of defense. Stop enabling the victim’s harmful habits and force the patient to change!
Contact us, at Addiction Care Recovery Services, and let’s start planning the intervention! The more you delay the intervention, the more difficult the recovery process will be.What If Your Loved-one Says No To Treatment