Supporting a Loved One in Rehab

Supporting a Loved One in Rehab

July 13th, 2015

Convincing someone that you love to go to rehab is difficult in and of itself, but what can you do once they’ve decided to take that step for themselves? Whether you were involved in the decision or not, they are in need of your support in order to get through the process as easily as possible. Here are some of the things you can do to help them out.

Don’t abandon them.  Convincing someone that you love to go to rehab is hard sometimes. It’s hard to always make time for people, but make sure that you’re checking in at least once a week, if not more. This doesn’t have to even be a visit – make a phone call or get in touch in another way that will allow them to know you love and are thinking about them. The more often you are able to get in touch with them, the better.

Encourage them. Send them a present or a note, or do other things, just to help them hold onto your love on a regular basis. That love and encouragement could end up being their lifeline during the hardest parts of the rehabilitation process. Let them know that they’re doing a great job and that you’re proud of their progress.

Walk alongside them. If they need to break away from relationships that were toxic or that could cause them to fall back into use, help them to do so. Keep them accountable, even after rehab has finished. That strength and assistance will go a long way in helping them to stay clean for the long term.

Love should be at the center of what you do for your loved one when they’re in rehab, and after they’ve finished. Do what they need you to do because of how much you love them, and they will thrive in recovery.

Convincing someone that you love to go to rehab is difficult in and of itself, but what can you do once they’ve decided to take that step for themselves? Whether you were involved in the decision or not, they are in need of your support in order to get through the process as easily as possible. Here are some of the things you can do to help them out.

Don’t abandon them. It’s hard to always make time for people, but make sure that you’re checking in at least once a week, if not more. This doesn’t have to even be a visit – make a phone call or get in touch in another way that will allow them to know you love and are thinking about them. The more often you are able to get in touch with them, the better.

Encourage them. Send them a present or a note, or do other things, just to help them hold onto your love on a regular basis. That love and encouragement could end up being their lifeline during the hardest parts of the rehabilitation process. Let them know that they’re doing a great job and that you’re proud of their progress.

Walk alongside them. If they need to break away from relationships that were toxic or that could cause them to fall back into use, help them to do so. Keep them accountable, even after rehab has finished. That strength and assistance will go a long way in helping them to stay clean for the long term.

Love should be at the center of what you do for your loved one when they’re in rehab, and after they’ve finished. Do what they need you to do because of how much you love them, and they will thrive in recovery.

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