Having a friend or family member who struggles with an alcohol or drug addiction can be stressful and frustrating. And while it may seem like there’s no possible way they could ever get sober, you have to do what’s best for them, and continually push them in the right direction – even when it isn’t comfortable.
The key is to avoid taking a harsh stance and instead opt for an encouraging approach.
Five Suggestions to Help Friends Pursue Rehab or Treatment
There a variety of options for helping friends pursue rehab or treatment and much of your approach will depend on their personality and your relationship with them. With that being said, the following tips generally apply: