Getting Someone into Rehab

getting someone into rehab

Are you concerned about a loved one that is abusing substances? You have tried to get them into rehab but they reject your concerns and deny that they have a problem. Getting someone into rehab is not an easy task and you will need help from addiction specialists.

How do I get someone into rehab?

There are many options available when considering sending a child to rehab. Even when a person is not willing at first, there are ways to encourage willingness. You could either proceed with forced rehab or intervention to allow them to accept and admit that they have a problem. No matter what method you choose, getting your child into a situation where they can assess their situation without being under the influence of drugs and alcohol. This is an important first step.

Court-Ordered Drug Rehabilitation

Court-ordered rehab is sometimes the only option you will have if an intervention isn’t a success. It is difficult for many reasons, such as:

  • Your loved one will feel betrayed
  • Your loved one will feel angry
  •  They  may try and  run away
  • They will become aggressive

 You should seek legal counsel before pushing for court-ordered drug treatment. You will have to fill out an application form with a social worker. The process is as follows:

  • A form will be filled out indicating the reasons for rehab
  • This will be submitted to a judge for review
  • A hearing will be issued and your case pleaded
  • Your loved one will be allowed to plead their case
  • Once a decision is made, your child will be transferred into custody and then go into a rehab facility

 How do I get my child into drug treatment?

If your child is 18 years and older, you can’t force them into rehab without proof of the following:

  • Proof that the person is addicted to drugs or alcohol
  • Proof that the person has attempted suicide, inflicted harm, or threatened to harm themselves or others
  • The addiction is interfering with basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing.

In some cases, hospitalization may be an option if your child requires emergency care due to their substance abuse.  Emergency ordered rehab is usually issued when s person experiences physical or mental health issues caused by substance abuse. Treatment then commences once the patient is ready to leave the hospital.

What can I do if my loved one refuses help?

It is not uncommon for a person with a substance abuse problem to refuse rehab multiple times. It isn’t uncommon to struggle with the back and forth of staging an intervention. No matter how angry or resentful your loved one feels. Receiving addiction treatment is vital.

Many are concerned that if they force a loved one into treatment it won’t be effective – this isn’t the case. Forced rehab can be a clear indication that someone needs treatment. It may serve as a wake-up call and bring about the changes you hope for.

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