Are you worried that your loved one is suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction? Do you feel that seeking support for their addiction is in their best interest? We would encourage you to stage an intervention.
Whether you refer them to a drug and alcohol rehab in Portsmouth or are considering looking for a rehab further from home, we can assist you.
How to Tell If Your Loved One Is Suffering From An Addiction
Seeing your loved one succumb to an addiction right before your very eyes can be extremely difficult, it can also leave you feeling somewhat guilty for allowing it to happen.
Although you may believe that you could have done something to prevent your loved one from suffering from an addiction, there is often very little that an individual can do to stop an addiction from arising.
After all, addictions are complex mental health diseases that require professional treatment.
If you have taken it upon yourself to research how to tell if your loved one is suffering from an addiction, you have probably noticed changes in their behaviour.
To help you determine if the behavioural or physical changes you have observed are associated with a drug or alcohol addiction, we have listed a number of the most common addiction symptoms below;
- Unexpected weight loss
- Changes in their complexion such as looking pale
- Lack of personal hygiene
- Slurred speech throughout the day
- Inability to relax
- Constantly fidgeting
- Displaying a lack of energy
- Complaining that they are suffering from headaches or sickness
- Lack of concentration
- Heightened and frequent mood swings
- Difficulty sleeping
- Trouble remembering what you have said to them
When an addiction is present, it is also possible that your loved one will distance themselves from you, your family and your friends. They may also become increasingly absent from work and repeatedly ask you for money.
What to Do If You Think Your Loved One Is Suffering from An Addiction?
If upon reading the above signs and symptoms, you can confirm that the changes in your loved one’s behaviour are somewhat similar, it is likely that they are battling an addiction.
With this in mind, you may want to confront your loved one and talk to them about their addiction. However, it is essential to do this at the right time and in the right way.
If your loved one thinks you are being confrontational or accusing them of having an addiction, they may reject your support. Likewise, if your loved one is under the influence at the time that you try to approach them, they may become agitated. This could cause arguments to arise.
If you think that your loved one is suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, it is imperative to seek support from a drug or alcohol rehab in Portsmouth as soon as possible. You could also look for a suitable residential rehab treatment centre like ours.
We would also ask you to consider seeking our advice before attempting to approach your loved one about their addiction. In doing so, we can help you determine how best to do this. We can also provide you with a wealth of information regarding the support we can offer them.
In turn, when you decide that the time is right to sit down with your loved one, you will have the knowledge needed to discuss all the treatment options available to them.
Why Private Residential Rehab Is in Their Best Interest
We understand that you may want your loved one to attend a drug and alcohol rehab in Portsmouth as it is close to the family home. However, this can often unintentionally hinder addiction recovery.
Although your loved one will be able to receive somewhat similar support at a drug and alcohol rehab in Portsmouth, attending a private residential rehab away from home can help them focus purely on their addiction recovery.
Removing your loved one from their everyday home life can also give them the chance to reflect on any factors that have contributed to their addiction. As they progress through rehabilitation treatment, this is a somewhat vital part of their recovery.
Seeking recovery support at a private residential rehab also boasts several exclusive benefits that will contribute to your loved one’s recovery. These include, but are not limited to;
- Around the clock care from our team of leading addiction recovery professionals
- A tranquil environment for them to contemplate their addiction and recovery
- A quiet location for them to reflect on therapy sessions and discussions that they will have had with their recovery team
- Support from others that are on the same recovery journey as them
- Housekeeping, a personal chef and private bedrooms
Our Family Referral Service
At Asana Lodge, we know that realising that your loved one needs professional support for an addiction will have its ramifications on you and your family, which is why we are here to support you every step of the way.
With our family referral service, we welcome you to contact our admissions team at Asana Lodge to discuss your loved one’s addiction.
Upon doing so, we will ask you a variety of questions that will help us to distinguish if your loved one is suffering from an addiction, the severity and the treatment options that are better suited to them.
We can then stage an intervention and contact your loved one to discuss how we can help them overcome their addiction.
Refer Your Loved One Today
We know that referring your loved one for residential rehabilitation treatment either at a drug and alcohol rehab in Portsmouth or further from home will be difficult for you, but it is in their best interest.
The sooner they can obtain support for their addiction and commence on their journey to a drug and alcohol-free life, the better.
If you believe it is in your family’s best interest to take action, please do not hesitate to contact us today on 01908 489 421.