Admitting you need help and making the decision to enter into an alcohol rehabilitation program can be an unnerving event. In fact, fear and uncertainty keep a large majority of people from seeking the help they need. Even if they want to turn their life around, the fear of the unknown keeps them frozen in the vicious and destructive cycle of dependency.
If you have a reluctant spouse or loved one, the best thing you can do is be an ally in their life. Many times, threats and ultimatums backfire. The abuser must want help in order for it to be successful, so be patient when trying to get them to commit to rehab. Try explaining in a calm and rational manner how their addiction is affecting their life and yours, and ask them to seek help.
Don’t let you or your spouse’s fear stop you from contacting Lakeview Health. To learn more about the programs we offer, and to get started on your journey towards long-term sobriety, call 866-704-7692.
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