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Loved one NEEDS treatment!

Is there a way to get a loved one into a court-ordered treatment program for alcoholism? I don't know what else to do to get them to stop drinking? They drink all of the time no matter what we say and do, we're all VERY frustrated!

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They have to WANT to stop
by: Ned Wicker

Sometimes when there is no other alternative, court-ordered alcoholism treatment is your only option. To get into that program, a person has to be arrested and go to court, and so many families just don't want to risk losing the love and affection of their family member.

Sometimes families turn in a loved one. Have you spoken to a drug treatment professional and gotten all of the facts concerning treatment?

An intervention might help force the treatment issue. Al-Anon is a good place to start, to get support for yourself before you take action on any possible strategy.

Going to court is risky because you don't know what kind of judge you're going to get, and there is no guarantee your loved one can get into an alcohol treatment program once they are incarcerated.

In some facilities there is a waiting list, or nothing at all. See if you can force the issue first.

Call Al-Anon or a local alcohol treatment center or your personal doctor first. They will likely recommend a intervention and suggest a invention specialist. Listen to the interventionist and you may be surprised at the positive results you can achieve.

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