The nature of addiction is that it never plateaus. Either incrementally or dramatically, it always gets worse and worse until the body can no longer withstand the abuse.
Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) June 04, 2014
In its new blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is offering some essential advice on how to convince an addict to seek help.
“Words can’t describe how difficult it can be to get an addict to even consider seeking help, let alone convincing them that it's the right – and frankly, only – thing they can do to reclaim their life and avoid a downward spiral that typically ends in hospitalization or death,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, despite the difficulty involved, family members, friends and other loved ones can dramatically increase the odds if they follow the advice in our latest blog.”
According to the latest A Forever Recovery blog post, the best ways to convince an addict to seek help include:
- With an addiction expert’s help, create an intervention team that will help the addict understand that he or she has a problem. Often, the biggest challenge for addicts is that they simply refuse to acknowledge that they need help in the first place.
- Learn about treatment methods by consulting with an accredited in-patient treatment facility. This information can then be conveyed to the addict in a positive and progressive way.
- Show the addict testimonials and links to videos that feature former addicts, who talk about their personal journey towards sobriety. A Forever Recovery features many inspiring videos on its YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyAijfNFxX2Ihh3MmynmMPA.
“The other piece of advice that people should keep in mind is that that time is the enemy,” added Per Wickstrom. “The nature of addiction is that it never plateaus. Either incrementally or dramatically, it always gets worse and worse until the body can no longer withstand the abuse.”
The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled, “The Importance of a Strong Support System During Recovery” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/convince-an-addict-to-seek-help/.
About A Forever Recovery
A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.
Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/.