What is the Cost of NOT Going to Treatment Part V

If someone can’t motivate for any of the previously discussed reasons in Parts 1 through 4 of this series, then perhaps they can when they consider the harm they are doing to their family and loved ones. The pain of addiction is felt acutely by the mothers, fathers, children, boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, friends, co-workers and almost anyone who comes in contact with the man or woman who is abusing drugs or alcohol.

The Family Suffers

We know that the loved ones suffer greatly. There is often a need to confront the loved one who suffers from drug addiction or alcoholism and needs treatment. This can be one of the most difficult and yet most important conversations that a family can ever have with a loved one. Often the person in need of rehab treatment is in denial. We have also created a special page about what to say to a loved one who is an alcohol or addicted to drugs and we also have information and resources to help the family learn about and find interventionists in their area.

We know that the loved ones suffer greatly and we have created a special web page just for these affected family members and loved ones entitled advice to the families of drug addicts and alcoholics. There is often a need to confront the loved one who suffers from drug addiction or alcoholism and needs treatment. This can be one of the most difficult and yet most important conversations that a family can ever have with a loved one. Often the person in need of rehab treatment is in denial. We have also created a special page about what to say to a loved one who is an alcohol or addicted to drugs and we also have information and resources to help the family learn about and find interventionists in their area.

What is notable about the family dynamic is that we have found that addiction to drugs or alcohol is a disease that affects the attitudes and behavior of everyone who knows the addict – including the family, loved ones, boyfriends/girlfriends, co-workers, and friends. Sober Living by the Sea creates a personalized treatment program for every individual who arrives here for treatment and that treatment program usually includes the family program which is a three day intensive educational counseling process during which our world renown doctors educate, counsel, and mediate discussions between family members.

One More Potential Cost – The Cost of a Funeral 

There is one final cost that can’t be ignored in this discussion of “the cost of not going to treatment…” the cost of a funeral. Of course the physical cost of the funeral is $10,000 to $15,000 but that is a trivial consideration when you contemplate the pain and sadness of losing someone you care about. Lives are ruined every day because of drug and alcohol abuse. The mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, friends, and significant others of the ones who pass away from this life threatening disease have no recourse to address the feelings that they have for the loved one who is gone forever. There is no way that you can contemplate the negative financial and emotional costs of drug addiction, alcoholism, and eating disorders without acknowledging that people die from these afflictions every day.

The Good News – There is Help Available and You are Not Alone

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs, an alcoholic drinker, or suffering from an eating disorder, you are not alone. Millions of people struggle with addiction and eating disorders and the treatment available from centers like ours has never been better. The important thing is not to suffer in silence and do nothing, but take action and pick up the phone and call (866)697-7230. You can also fill out a confidential web form and request an assessment from one of our clinical addiction treatment experts.

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