E040 Helping Someone Who Doesn't Want Help
Witnessing the self-destruction of a friend or loved one due to addiction of any kind is a profoundly painful experience. A person with addictive disease (alcoholism or other drug addiction) in the throes of denial and irrationality can feel like a hopeless challenge in your relationship. Here’s how to take the first steps toward change.
How do you help someone who doesn’t want help? It can be done. Whole families bounce back from alcoholism, and other addictions. Yours can too. Intervention is a technique that is used to crack the addict’s shield of denial - compelling him or her to face an active addictive disease and take immediate corrective action such as agreeing to professional treatment and attending a 12- step program like Alcoholics Anonymous . . .
When To Use
What to say, how to say it, what to expect. Is it your role or someone else’s? Do it now, or say it later? When to use a push strategy or a pull strategy, and when to “let nature take its course.
How to Use
Client sessions, counseling.
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