Having a Beneficial Conversation
Having a conversation with your son is an important part of facilitating the recovery process. It is important that you wait until you are able to speak to him in a calm and rational manner, and that you find a time when he is completely sober and not intoxicated. Come from a place of compassionate concern, expressing your own feelings regarding the situation in a clear and concise way. Avoid placing blame or pointing your finger – let him know that you have his best interest at heart, and that you are willing and able to offer him any recovery-related support he may need. Parents play a crucial role in the overall recovery process. In addition to providing ongoing emotional support, you can help your son by providing supervision and structure within the household, driving him to any recovery-related meetings or appointments and helping him find a treatment center that meets his unique clinical needs. Many treatment centers offer family-oriented treatment services, meaning that you are able to participate in the entire treatment process while recieving your own help and support (often through family therapy and family workshops).
Taking the Next Step
If your son has been grappling with a life-threatening substance abuse problem but he vehemently opposes seeking professional help, staging a professionally facilitated intervention is always a good option. It is important that you never attempt to stage an intervention on your own. At Princeton Detox & Recovery Center we work closely with several professional and licensed interventionists, all who boast extremely high success rates. If you have seemingly run out of options and you are desperate to get your son the help he needs as quickly as possible, we are available to help.