A treatment referral specialist is a person that is not necessarily employed with any one particular treatment program, but has a high understanding of different treatment options and levels of care. This person has researched treatment programs for types of treatment, types of methodology, length of stay, location, professionalism, and cost. At this point the treatment referral specialist can suggest different options to you so that you may find treatment you need.
Do you accept that you or your loved one is struggling with Drug or Alcohol Addiction and that you/they need to seek effective treatment options? If the answer is yes then contact a treatment referral specialist to assist you in searching for various types of programs that are going to meet the needs of the addict that you are assisting.
Understand that a treatment referral specialist is here to assist you in locating treatment that will hopefully meet the needs that you have indicated are wanted. The treatment referral specialist will then aide you in contacting various treatment centers until a center is located that you and the addict you are helping are comfortable with.
A treatment referral specialist is here to take some of the anxiety and stress, out of helping your loved one. Speaking to someone who understands you, will not judge you, and is here to help is essential to finding help. Never be afraid to ask for help.
Anger is part of the process of seeking and accepting help. It is ok to be angry, frustrated, and tired. But it is not ok to give up. Help is out there. You just have to find the resources. As a treatment referral specialist I can help you.
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There are different measures of “Tough Love”. The method is different for each family. It can be as easy as not offering to pay rent, not providing transportation, or even just letting your loved one know that you are not going to enable their addiction to drug or alcohol any more. Always have treatment options available before you apply tough love, so that your loved one knows that you are not going to enable them anymore, but here are your options.
Why should I look at long term treatment instead of short term treatment?
The longer that one can seek treatment the better their ability is to remain clean after treatment. As an addict you didn’t get addicted in 14 to 28 days, it is unrealistic to think that you will be able to completely recover in 14 to 28 days. I have found in my research and experience that programs ranging in length from 3 months to 1 year are ideal when seeking long term treatment. The more clean time, structure, and life skills the better.
What do I do when my son/daughter says they will run if I try to put them in treatment?
You have to put yourself in your son/daughters shoes. They are addicted to drugs or alcohol. They cannot make treatment decisions in this state of mind. Stating that he/she will run is a defense mechanism out of fear. There are intervention services that you can be referred to that will assist you helping set up a plan so that you can effectively get your loved one into drug treatment.
When I type in “addiction treatment” in the internet the websites and information seem so overwhelming, how do I know where to click?
As in any major decision in your life that you are making it is important when researching treatment programs for drug or alcohol addiction that you do your homework. But if you find that it is just too overwhelming to deal with the current situation and do the research, then it is a good idea to consult a treatment referral specialist.They deal with this every day and they will have list of resources that they can assist you with.
What if I just can’t afford to get my loved one help?
Often the question becomes: Can you afford not too? There are many different options when it comes to paying for a treatment program. Some examples are: State funded programs, work programs, privately funded programs, insurance covered programs, sliding pay fee scaled programs, and several programs we have discovered have indigent beds or scholarship programs. We pay have to look at several options to find the option that will work best for you and your situation.
Can I trust when my son/daughter – husband/wife says they will stop?
It is very few people whom are suffering from drug or alcohol addiction that can just decide “I am stopping right now” and carry through with it. If it were that easy people would stop everyday and never pick up drugs or alcohol again. But they are dealing with an addiction, something they have not learned to control. Treatment provides specialist who can assist your loved one in stopping their addiction.
What if my loved one only uses occasionally?
Are they still considered addicted? When this questions comes up you have to ask yourself: “What does addicted mean?” Dictionary.com defines addicted as: Adjective: devoted or given up to a practice or habit or to something psychologically or physically habit-forming (usually followed by to ): to be addicted to drugs. If your loved one is doing this one using drugs on a consistent basis, they are addicted. If your loved one finds they plan through the week in order to get “high” on the weekends, they are addicted. Addiction can be different for each individual person. It is best to seek out help and have your loved ones addiction confronted.
What if my loved one whom is addicted had an evaluation and the person indicated to my loved one that he did not have that sever of a problem?
As in any circumstance, an evaluation has a certain margin for false result. It is best to observe your loved one yourself.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Is he/she currently using?
- Does he/she spend money needed for their family or bills on drugs or alcohol?
- Is he/she combative or defensive if you mention their addiction?
- Is he/she having trouble communicating?
- Are they withdrawal from friends and loved ones?
These can all be signs that there is a problem of addiction that needs to be confronted. Let us know if you want to end this once and for all.
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