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Tips for a Successful Talk About Alcohol Rehab 

Tips for a Successful Talk About Alcohol Rehab 

Through countless cases, I can say you can’t just go and start talking about rehab with the alcoholic. You must create a proper surrounding and situation to talk about rehab. 

Some include-

Set Sober Conversation Time

Set a time as well as a place to talk to them. Of course, the place needs to be clean and sound-free. That may not distract your conversation. 

As well, don’t put any element or fact that triggers the addict’s addiction.

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Express Concerns with Love

Of course, it’s hard to commit someone to alcohol rehab when they aren’t concerned about the fact. You can’t talk to them rudely, that makes them more rude. 

Talk to them with love. Point to the bonding you have with them. Talk with them politely. Don’t make them think you are busy.

Use “I” Statements

Avoid pointing them again and again. You can say, “I’ll do the thing in that case.” But don’t say anything that makes the conversation fake, “I know how you feel.” 

But the fact is you don’t know how they feel. And that statement may create a negative impact on the opposite mind.

Stick to Factual Incidents: Talk on point

Try to point out some incidents regarding addiction and the consequences that may happen in the future. 

Don’t forget to add real examples to make your view clear.

Research Rehab Options

Before a conversation, try to have enough knowledge and resources about rehab. You can use sites for ideas.

Source: Newsweek

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Let them know about the benefits. When you have enough ideas. Then you can suggest a good rehab.

Present as Opportunity, not Punishment

Present rehab to the alcoholic as a good option that can positively change their life not as a prison. 

Mention the opportunities you get, while in rehab, including several effective counseling, treatments, sessions.

Offer Support in Recovery Journey

You can ensure your support while in rehab or on their rehab journey. 

There are options for family involvement while in rehab, such as family therapy, any meetup, and many more.

Also, if you are in Texas, then don’t forget to visit Sans Bar (The bar without Alcohol) with your friend to show him how they can deal with the facts of addiction and remove loneliness (if they have).

Listen without Defensiveness

Don’t pause them, or don’t make every point wrong. You need to understand their situation. If you offend them at every point, then it may cause anxiety or depression for them. 

Even at a point, they might not be interested in talking to you anymore.

Avoid Ultimatums: Avoid Tying Hands

Don’t bind them with any fixed timing. Give them time as much as they want. You can’t push them in anything that they don’t want. 

Give them time, and points to think about why rehab is needed for them.

Long-term Support Needed

‌Rehab isn’t about a day or a week. It’s about a long month or sometimes 2 to 3 months. In that time your loved one may need your support

So,prepared for this.they need support after rehab too for leading a sober life.

Rehab is a place to cure yourself. But talking about rehab is hard, and it’s tough when it comes to forced alcohol rehab to your loved ones.  But remember, you do it to help them quit addiction. These simple ways of talking may create a soft communication between you both. So, don’t think more. Start communicating.

Tony McKenzie

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