If your daughter is addicted to narcotics, it’s important that you discuss your concerns with her and do your research before putting her into rehab.
What to do When your Daughter is Addicted to Narcotics and Needs Rehab
Narcotics are highly addictive and dangerous chemical substances. They cause physical and psychological damage, and can even cause death. No one wants to see their daughter subjected to the ravages of narcotics addiction. One of the best ways to stop the addiction is rehab. However, it can be difficult to make an addict understand the need for rehab.
Have a Conversation with Her and Listen to her Reasoning
One of the most important things you can do to help your daughter with an addiction to narcotics is talk to them, and, more importantly, listen to what they say. Many times, just talking to your daughter about her addiction, and listening to her reasons for what she does, can help you reach a common ground for communicating, and convince her she needs rehab.
Talk to a Counselor about Rehab for your Daughter
In far too many cases, talking to your daughter just does not work. Talking to a counselor may help give you information and insight that will help you try again. They can also help you learn to deal with your daughter’s drug addiction, anger, and other issues. Counseling will be good for both of you in the long run. You will be able to better deal with the consequences and addiction issues.
Use Coercion to Get her into Rehab
While coercing your daughter into something she doesn’t want to do may not seem like a pleasant task, remember that you are doing it to potentially save her life. Whether you threaten to cut off financial support, offer to bribe her into rehab, or threaten to turn her into police, coercion may be a successful means of getting your daughter into rehab. It is not the best option but if it is dyer that she gets help, coercion might be a necessary evil.
Do Some Research on State and Federal Laws
When looking to get your daughter the help she needs from a rehab, it is also important to research state and federal laws. This will let you know your, and her, rights when it comes to committing her forcibly. Many municipalities allow you to do this for a period of 72 hours so that professionals can determine if she is a threat to herself or others. You should consider this an absolute last resort, as it often permanently damages your relationship with her.
Stage an Intervention
Another effective method of getting your daughter into rehab is an intervention. This involves gathering friends and family and directly confronting your daughter about her addiction, and your desire to get her help. This is best accomplished with a professional counselor, experienced with interventions, acting as an intermediary.
Realize you Do Not Have to Do This Alone
Although it might seem like it, you are not alone in the struggle to get your daughter into a rehab facility. We can help, all you have to do is call (800) 407-7195.