As a person who loves someone struggling with addiction, you may wonder why your loved one doesn’t want help. It can be challenging to understand why a person may not want to get help for an addiction. And you may even think it’s your fault. But there are a number of reasons individuals choose not to get help for a drug or alcohol addiction. And, it’s important to understand these reasons so you can further support your loved one on their journey towards getting the help they need to get better.
Many people struggling with addiction may not get help even if they want to for fear that treatment is too expensive. However, that’s not always the case. For example, most drug and alcohol treatment facilities accept insurance. So, regardless of the type of health insurance you may have, you can find addiction help that takes your insurance. And, if you don’t have health insurance, many facilities can help to set up a payment schedule so you can make payments after you get the help you need. Finally, while the cost of treatment can be daunting, try to remember that the benefits far outweigh the costs. Health and wellness are priceless and you deserve to get the help you need, regardless of the cost.
Another reason people may not seek help for addiction they need is reputation. They believe that everyone they know will look at them differently when they find out about their addiction. Furthermore, they may fear that the knowledge about their addiction may affect their professional career negatively. However, instead of considering what people will think about you getting help, try to focus on what people will think if you don’t. Inevitably, addiction will get worse. When this happens, you won’t be able to pick and choose what people may think about you. If you get help now, you have a better chance at saving face, especially if and when people do find out about your struggle with addiction.
Additional to reputation and financial reasons, people may feel that they can’t take the time to get addiction help due to home responsibilities. This can include taking care of children and/or pets. But, what many people may not understand is that there are many types of treatment meant for various types of people. This includes outpatient treatment, like what we offer at Willow Place for Women. Outpatient treatment is a method of addiction help that doesn’t require a person to live at the facility. So, women enrolled in our program can go back home to take care of their children and/or pets when they need to. And still get the help they need to learn how to live a successful life in recovery.
We’ve heard all the excuses individuals may have for not getting the help they need to break free from addiction. But, if you know what you should get help, there shouldn’t be anything that gets in your way. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Decide to take control of your life now.
To learn more about how we help women struggling with addiction, eating disorders, trauma, and more, check out our website that provides information about our facility and amenities. And, reach out to speak confidentially with one of our addiction specialists today.