Rehab Centers For people suffering from addictions rehabilitation is the only real option. There are thousands of rehab centers and treatment centers all across the United States, with rehab programs for drug addicts, alcoholics, and behavioral addicts to choose from.

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Old 04-07-2009, 02:02 AM
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Default What if your kid does not want to enter rehab?

I have been asking, fighting, begging, talking to my daughter about entering rehab, but she doesn't want to. How do you deal with this?
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Have you tried to consult a psychologist?
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Have you tried to consult a psychologist?
I don't think that will help either. If the kid who is addicted doesn't want to go into addiction treatment programs for some reason, then it will be equally difficult to persuade him to seek similar professional help
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My thinking is that an addict's willingness is one of the key factors for a rehabilitation or treatment to be successful, but I am sure that you can enter your child into a treatment program even when he or she doesn't want it. I guess, my suggestion would be to talk to your kid and underscore that they have a problem that needs to be solved, and that a treatment program is one of the best ways to tackle it.
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I think there are different programs for teens and kids nowadays. They might find the idea of residential programs boring or frightening, so you might want to look for other programs that they would find exciting. Something like a wilderness therapy that combines adventure, physical exertion, challenges and peer bonding. Something like a grown up summer camp that also addresses addiction problems.
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Going further, try to match your teen's interests with the treatment program. If she loves to write, then encourage her to write a journal to document her feelings and thoughts. If he loves to play basketball, a sports clinic might do the trick.
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Wow, these are really great tips. You guys sure helped!
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I suggest that you find treatment programs that are aimed at teens. This way your teen can identify with other people in the group, instead of an older participant. He or she will feel shy when he's in a treatment group with people who are old enough to be his or her mother. Teens have different needs and different issues, and these are best resolved in an age-appropriate treatment program.
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I think there are different programs for teens and kids nowadays. They might find the idea of residential programs boring or frightening, so you might want to look for other programs that they would find exciting. Something like a wilderness therapy that combines adventure, physical exertion, challenges and peer bonding. Something like a grown up summer camp that also addresses addiction problems.
If your kid is below 18 and under your care, you can basically force them to enter into rehab, but that will not exactly work. The best way is still to communicate with them about their problems and how willing you are to support them, and then introduce the idea of rehab. When they are 18 or older, your role is no longer a parent, but as a coach. You must give them your utmost support and guide them to make the right decisions.
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I guess, it's also much better if you communicate to them the ill effects of drug abuse and how it can ruin one's life. Just be sure not to go too preachy!
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