Encouraging recovery fromDrug Addiction
In the USA, law dictates that any person over the age of 16 (and 18 in some regions) will be deemed responsible to make their own decisions. It’s against human rights to strap a person down and treat them for an addiction; unless of course they are a danger to themselves, or to those around them. This means that the only way for a person to receive treatment is with their absolute willingness.
This can make things even trickier for family members and loved ones, as without being able to force treatment on to the sufferer, there isn’t much that can be done. That’s why it’s important to encourage acceptance first, before directing the person’s attention toward the concept of recovery. It won’t always be the case that a person will willingly admit that they have a problem, but when given time and plenty of support, even the most stubborn of individuals will come around – and that’s when they will be more likely to feel ready to receive drug rehab treatment.