Accepting that they are addicted is very hard for most addicts and going to a rehab, even harder so. It means making a huge change in their life which can be scary. But if your loved one go on abusing drugs, there may be no coming back. So, what do you do?
You need to tell your loved one what a rehab is really like. Share stories of other people who have made a great recovery. Use positive language and highlight any activities they may enjoy. For instance, some rehabs have outdoor activities, such as sports, it may convince your loved one that rehab isn’t all about sitting and talking.
Encouraging your loved one to go to rehab doesn’t mean pushing them. Ask him/her how they feel about the abuse and how they want their life to be. Allow them to open up and then bring up going to rehab. Give them comfort and support regardless of what they decide.
Be honest with your loved one about the drug use and how it’s affecting you and/or the family. Tell them how rehab could be beneficial and that you want what is best for them in the long run.