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4 Questions You Face When Addressing Addiction With A Loved One

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Breaching the topic of addiction or substance use can feel overwhelming when it’s your loved who needs help. But knowing you (and your family) are not alone in the journey toward a life free from addiction can help.

Addiction affects thousands of Pennsylvanians every year. And reports show addition rates have increased 14-fold throughout the state since 1979.

Caron Treatment Centers is there to help transform Pennsylvanians whose lives are impacted by addiction. Through proven, comprehensive, and personalized behavioral healthcare solutions, the dedicated team at Caron Treatment Centers emphasizes the importance of helping the whole family move toward lifelong recovery together.

Here, they answer some of the most common questions friends and family members face as they address addiction with their love one.

How do I identify signs a loved one has an addiction?

Every addiction is different and affects individuals in different ways. While there are usually some consistent and common signs—you know your loved one best and can tell when something is affecting them personally and professionally. If you feel a strain on your once-strong relationship, don’t ignore the signs. Reach out to a professional who can help you address addiction and be a resource for your loved one if they decide to seek help on their own.

How do I find a therapist or place my loved one can begin treatment?

Knowing where to start can be overwhelming, and understanding the best kind of approach for your loved one can feel a bit confusing. Caron helps you take the next step by understanding your situation and talking through potential options.

From intervention through recovery, the team at Caron Treatment Centers has a wide array of professional resources to help you take the next steps.

Will I need to stage an intervention?

An intervention or ultimatum is usually organized with family and friends with the help of a professional interventionist. Caron Treatment Centers understand the process can seem daunting for a family or friends to confront their loved one. The experienced staff is there to help you and your family prepare for the intervention in a way that makes the most sense for your unique situation. In some cases, a member of the Caron staff may conduct the intervention for you with a highly trained interventionist.

Can I stay engaged with my loved one during their treatment?

When recovering from addiction, family engagement is key. At Caron Treatment Centers, the family is the patient and the patient is the family. Caron’s experienced team serves as a supportive resource for families to better understand addiction, coping skills, healthy boundaries, the process of enabling, and how to effectively manage sobriety outside of the treatment setting. Being involved in the process can empower your loved one to maintain long-term sobriety and the knowledge you need to help them stay on the path to recovery.

With integrated behavioral health treatment at Caron Treatment Centers, their team is able to help you and your loved one pinpoint the root cause of addiction and treat it effectively.

If you suspect a loved one is struggling with drug use or addiction, don’t wait until it’s too late. For more information on taking the next steps toward recovery, visit Caron Treatment Centers.