Talking With An Alcoholic Or Addict About Getting Help

It's natural for your loved one to have reluctance about getting help for their addiction. Their reluctance usually gets expressed as excuses, which is naturally frustrating to hear. However, if you respond to these excuses the wrong way, you're only going to make things worse. Could it be true that ever since you found out your loved one had an addiction, you've been pushing them to go to rehab or treatment? Do you know what typically comes right after the family pushes the addicted loved one to get help? ...Excuses and reasons as to why treatment is a bad idea.

These are some of the most common excuses I hear in my office...

"I can cut back on my own, I don't need someone else's help."

"Treatment is expensive!" (ps-addiction is ALWAYS more expensive than the addiction)

"I don't want to be away from my spouse, kids, etc"

"I'll go after the holiday"

"It's not going to work for me"

"I'm not hurting anyone"

Sound familiar???

In this video, I'm going to give you some ideas on how to respond to some of these excuses and get past this roadblock.

Amber Hollingsworth

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