ERG: Get the facts about rehab
For people with drug & alcohol problems

Steps to motivate a loved one to go to rehab

The treatment centres we can connect you to do not have long waiting lists and there will be no delays between admission and treatment.

How to get someone to go to rehab (the right way)

The Executive Rehab Guide is a family-run therapy rehab resort that focuses on providing essential support for people who have lost all hope.

We treat 10,000 people a year and are committed to delivering real lasting results for families affected by depression, anxiety and stress.

“I have been blessed with the opportunity to have been treated at Castle Craig, which has provided me with the best of care for my addictions and has caused a profound psychological and behavioural change in me, thank God for the love of Castle Craig” – Casper

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Getting the family back to normal

There are certain events and occurrences in life, such as the loss of a child, financial difficulties and redundancies that force an individual into space they never expected to be in.

We know how helpless a partner or a child will feel watching a loved one fade away and destroy the lives they have built for years.

The Executive Rehab Guide understands that this is just as hard on the family as it is on an individual.

Addiction is a disease that spreads through the whole family and unless medical professionals step in then the disease will continue to take and take until there is nothing more to give.

See: when to intervene

Why you can’t fix this problem on your own

For partners and family members, trying to intervene and control the issue yourself is impossible. Seeing the horror stories online of what living with depression and anxiety is like compares nothing to the reality of the situation.

The majority of sufferers who turn to alcohol or drugs as an escape are unable to make a change without proper care and help.

Our rehabs and wellness resorts are not just places for alcoholics and drug abusers, but for the severely depressed and anxious, who are unable to make a positive change that may seem so easy to the family.

So, when things get too much – let us help you. That’s what we’re here for. Call 0808 274 3323 to speak to one of our specialist admission officers like Alison McManus for 24/7 support.

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The dos & don’ts of helping someone you love

DON’T: Assume every addiction is the same.

DO: Educate yourself about the disease of addiction, depression and anxiety.

Each case is different and it affects people in many different ways – that’s where there is a range of therapies available that the Executive Rehab Guide can help connect you to.

Each person is different and so are the ways they can react to issues that arise through their life.

Depression and anxiety can force people into an unbearable situation and each tale is more harrowing than what you will find online.

You must educate yourself on what is available for your loved ones and how they can be helped.

Falsely recommending detox programmes for someone with co-occurring conditions can work against motivating your loved one to go to rehab.

It is, therefore, best for you to get in touch with a professional, discuss your concerns and be advised on the best next steps needed to help your loved one realise the best course of action.

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DON’T: Contribute to the problem

Many family members or partners can be enablers or instigate the problem without even realising it.

We understand that fear can spread through the family, which is completely normal.

But this may cause you to act in a way that does not provide a safe space for your loved one to receive the therapy they need.

DON’T: Create excuses

You must come from a place of love and understanding, but at the same time, you do not want to continue to excuse their behaviour and encourage their actions.

The Executive Rehab Guide knows that it is easy for loved ones to intervene and think they are helping.

This can be done by calling in sick for your loved one when they are too hungover to go to work.

This is a good example of supporting the behaviour you are trying to change – even if you are trying to keep their job safe.

The best approach is to give the responsibility to your loved one, so if they choose to call in sick that you do not prevent it.

Instead of being confrontational, be non-confrontational.

When someone is suffering from depression or anxiety and feels ganged upon, it can cause further negative reactions as they do not feel heard or understood. Know your employee rights.

DO: Be understanding

When the ones we love are going through a difficult time, it can be easy for family and friends to worry and convey these feelings by nagging, preaching and getting angry.

But as you may have already realised, approaching things this way often does not affect at all.

Positive reinforcements are needed to motivate your loved one – and whilst you think your language is doing this, it may be doing exactly the opposite.

Stay away from statements like:

  • “You have to stop drinking”
  • “You’re going to die if you don’t stop”
  • “Why do you keep doing this to us”
  • “Your problem is killing me”
  • “Your drinking is tearing apart our family”
  • “You’re killing yourself?”
  • “Look at what you’re doing to the children”
  • “Don’t you care?”

Remember addiction is not logical. Instead, try to be understanding and show your loved one how their actions are negatively impacting your lives. This can be a powerful motivator and is easier to listen to that nagging and anger.

DO: Get help

We know that family matters are private and many partners wish things to remain confidential so that they can deal with the problem by themselves.

But we’ve seen time and time again how this can tear the family apart for good.

Addiction, depression and anxiety are very difficult things to be understood, and it’s only with professional therapists that your loved one will begin to enforce a positive change.

You are not alone. You do not have to be solely responsible for motivating your loved one or helping them get better.

Whilst these times may be dark, and you may feel alone, allow us to remind you that there is power in numbers and we’ll be here for you every step of the way, from pre-check in to after therapy.

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