People can accomplish amazing things when they feel loved. I address a listener question, “Episode 15 had great tips on recognizing addiction, but once you recognize it, how do you talk to a loved one about your concerns?” CRAFT: Community Reinforcement and Family Training, has a 70% success rate for encouraging a loved one with addiction into treatment. What’s unique about my family coaching is that the family learns more effective approaches towards addiction. With a little help, family can influence their loved one to move forward in a positive direction. Here are 7 tips to better communication, along with an easy acronym (PIUS) to help you remember. If you’re concerned about a loved one who uses substances, and if the advice you’re getting just isn’t working, feel free to contact me. I’ll help you learn a more compassionate approach proven to be most effective, and together we can start to save your family from addiction.
E16 How To Talk About Addiction
by Patrick Doyle | Feb 3, 2022 | 6 comments
I Would like to hear more of your podcasts. Thank you.
Thank you so much for the positive feedback! Very glad you are finding the podcast episodes helpful. I’m hoping to publish my next podcast episode tomorrow, regarding How To Find Quality Addiction Treatment. Tell me, is there a particular question or topic you’d like to see addressed in a future episode? I’ll do my best to provide an answer.
I am having a very hard time with my son. He is going to be 24 years old he has been in and out of several rehabs & sober living since he was 18. Each time he goes through the motions does really well and winds back to the very same environment/lifestyle. He has had a near death experience just over a year ago and still did not impact him. The family feels exhausted, helpless, and hurt. It’s extremely hard to keep being there and loving someone when they dont even care and love themselves and dont want to be here. Im reaching out because I need help more importantly my son. Asking for advisement and references for the best rehab/recovery facility with dual diagnosis and sober living. It takes the person to want to change but I also believe he has not found the right place and sponsorship/mentorship to really give my son what he needs to pull through this. Begging anyone to reach out to help save my son and our family.
Please call me or leave a Contact Me web request, and I’ll do whatever possible to help your family.
Good morning my Son is 19 he is going to a outpatient clinic for a month. I don’t see the clinic is helping. They are giving him medication for so many stuff. That I don’t know the reason why? I’m struggling with my sons addiction it’s affecting my family.
Thank you so much for your question! Call me. Tell your son you’re very impressed that he is participating in treatment; that’s not easy, and he deserves praise! Ask if you can attend a session with him and his provider, as you want to learn about his treatment and how you can best support him gain health and recovery. In addition to my podcasts and blogs, the CRAFT book ‘How To Get Your Loved One Sober’ may help your family with their own recovery from the impact of addiction.