Treatment for a Loved One
“Is my daughter drinking too much?” “Is my partner using party drugs?” “Is my husband smoking Ice?” “Is their life spinning out of control?”
These are amongst the myriad of questions our counselors at Hills & Ranges Private will hear from concerned families and partners of the people struggling with the disease of addiction.
Helping a loved one initiate their recovery is not always as simple as reaching out. It can be a delicate subject and many times, it can do more harm than good. However, there are recommended methods in motivating a loved one to seek the help they need.
We reflect on the fabled story of the lion, with a thorn stuck in its paw: the big cat was in such pain that she thrashed around and scared others away. She wasn’t able to remove the thorn on her own but she lashed out at anyone who came close. She was in complete agony, an agony that could have easily been resolved, if she would just let someone lend a hand.
It’s easy to recognise that our loved ones are suffering immensely from their substance abuse and we know that with the right help, they could be free from their struggles. As a parent, spouse, sibling or friend, our hearts break as we experience and feel their pain. But help is available at Hills & Ranges Private.
When family members or friends are involved, we counsel both the client and their family within the specific therapeutic treatment plan put in place to help the suffering of the patient. We stay in touch regularly and organise twice-weekly interactions with the family, throughout the client’s program. We also allow family visits and excursions weekly, in order to maintain social support for the patient.