How Do I Help Someone Who Only Contacts Me When He or She Is High?

How do I help someone who only contacts me when he or she is high?How do you help an addict who only reaches out to you when they are under the influence? How do you convince that person to seek treatment when he or she is clearly in no mental shape to understand and respond appropriately to what you are saying? Choosing to do nothing to help can have potentially life-threatening results for the addicted person. If you are worried about addicted family members or are worried about addicted friends, it is up to you to reach out and do what you can.

Getting Addiction Help for a Friend or Family Member

The following are a few of the ways that you can help an addict get professional recovery care:

  • Reach out to the addicted person’s closest friends and family members, and discuss your concerns
  • Engage in conversations about staging an addiction intervention
  • Hire an interventionist who can provide you with guidance and support
  • Research the intervention process so that you are prepared and informed
  • Reach out to a quality rehab facility to learn more about available programs

When you work with professional interventionists, you will learn all there is to know about the intervention process including what you should share with your addicted friend or family member. You will also be prepared for the reactions that you may receive from your loved one during the process. Many addicts react defensively which can lead them to say and do things that would otherwise be completely out of character for them.

After a successful intervention a rehab program will use a variety of beneficial treatments and therapies to treat your loved one’s addiction. Integrated treatment plans will work to understand the root cause of the addictive behavior and also treat the addiction itself. Many addicts develop their addiction as a direct result of trying to self-medicate the symptoms of another issue. A mental health concern like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or even posttraumatic stress disorder can be the root cause of their addiction.

Get Confidential Addiction Help

If you are worried about an addicted friend or family member, please call our toll-free helpline. We are available to help you 24 hours a day. Our counselors can help you to find interventionists or determine the next steps in getting your loved one the quality addiction care he or she needs.

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