There are few greater gifts that one family member can give another than helping them receive the proper treatment for their drug addiction. But getting a loved one into drug rehabilitation can be a challenge. Issues of identifying the drug problem, significant resistance and other concerns all represent obstacles to treatment.
People who are addicted to drugs are not likely to admit that they have a problem on their own. Instead, the majority of individuals who make it into a drug rehab program do so because they have friends and family who saw that there was a problem and helped them get treatment.
When it comes to determining if someone has a drug problem, experts agree that the best thing to do is be smart and logical about the situation. Watch for changes in behavior. For example, individuals who were once happy and outgoing may become subdued and isolated. Also, individuals who become addicted to drugs almost universally develop problems at work or school. Finally, many individuals will need money in order to support their drug habit, and as such may ask to borrow money or engage in criminal behavior in order to keep using.
These are the key identifying factors involved in drug use -and signs that it is time to get your loved one into an addiction treatment program as soon as possible.