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10 Steps to Getting Someone Admitted to Rehab

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If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, getting someone admitted to rehab can be a difficult and daunting task. Here at Prairie Recovery Center, we want to make the admissions as easy and stress-free as possible. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 10 steps to help you get your loved one into rehab and on the road to recovery. Contact us today at 844.979.4310 for more information, resources, and support.

The Importance of Getting Someone Admitted to Rehab

If someone you care about is addicted to drugs or alcohol, it’s vital to get them into rehab as soon as possible. Addiction is a progressive disease, which means it will only get worse over time. The longer someone struggles with addiction, the more difficult it will be to recover.

Rehabilitation is crucial for those struggling with addiction by providing a safe and structured environment where they can detox from drugs or alcohol, receive therapy, and develop coping and life skills to maintain their sobriety.

Can You Admit Someone to Rehab Without Their Consent?

In the state of North Dakota, yes, it is possible to get someone admitted to rehab without their consent. It is a complicated legal process called “involuntary commitment.” You will need to present evidence, together with a lawyer, that the individual has a substance abuse problem and is a danger to themselves or others.

We strongly advise, however, that you talk to your loved one and try and convince them to go voluntarily. Rehab works better when the person wants to change.

How to Admit Someone to Rehab

If you’re struggling with addiction or know someone who is, you may be wondering how to get them help. Admitting to having a problem and seeking treatment is often the first and most difficult step on the road to recovery. Here are 10 steps on how to admit someone to rehab:

1. Find a Trustworthy Rehabilitation Center

The first step is to find a reputable and trustworthy rehabilitation center. Prairie Recovery Center is a state-licensed and accredited addiction treatment facility specializing in evidence-based treatment for those struggling with substance abuse.

2. Make a Call

When you’re ready, give us a call. We understand how difficult it can be to make this decision, and our admissions counselors are here to help. They will answer any of your questions and help you begin the admissions process.

3. Gather Information

Next, our admissions counselors will gather some basic information about you or your loved one, such as their name, date of birth, and contact information. We will also need to know what type of insurance you have.

4. Schedule an Assessment

Once we have verified your insurance coverage, we will schedule an assessment with one of our addiction specialists. This is a confidential evaluation to determine what level of care is appropriate.

5. Encourage Them to Take the First Step

The first step in treatment is often the hardest. Encourage them to take that first step and offer your support along the way.

6. Listen and Show Empathy

It’s important to really listen to what the person is saying and try to understand their experience. Showing empathy and understanding can go a long way in helping someone feel heard and supported.

7. Begin Treatment

Based on the assessment, we will develop a personalized treatment plan, and you or your loved one can begin the journey to recovery.

8. Avoid Judgment

One of the worst things you can do is judge someone for their addiction. This will only make them feel defensive and less likely to open up to you.

9. Be Supportive During Treatment

Treatment can be a difficult process, so it’s important to be supportive throughout. This may involve going to family therapy sessions, attending support groups, or just being there for someone when they need to talk.

10. Follow Up

After completing treatment, we will follow up with you to see how you’re doing and to help you maintain your sobriety. We offer a variety of aftercare services, such as sober living, 12-step meetings, and outpatient therapy.

Getting someone admitted to rehab is often the first step on the road to recovery. Prairie Recovery Center is here to help. We offer a variety of programs and services designed to help those struggling with addiction get the treatment they need.

Admitting Someone to Rehab at Prairie Recovery Center Is Easy and Stress-Free

Admitting someone to rehab doesn’t have to be a difficult or stressful process. At Prairie Recovery Center, we make it easy. Our admissions counselors are here to answer any of your questions and guide you through every step of the process. Contact us today at 844.979.4310 to get started.