Strategies for Encouraging Addiction Treatment Highlighted by Chapters Capistrano

Although families may recognize the signs of alcoholism or drug addiction, it can be difficult to get a loved one to see they need help. Chapters Capistrano offers tips for encouraging treatment.

Addiction does not discriminate. It can affect anyone at any time. While prevention efforts are key, when a person has already developed an addiction, the goal is to get them into a luxury rehab center where they can get the treatment they need to overcome addiction. However, this can be a difficult topic for families to approach. California rehab center Chapters Capistrano has released a statement to the press highlighting ways family members can support their loved ones in getting addiction treatment and entering recovery.

“Opening up to someone and letting them know that you think their drinking or drug use has become problematic can be very difficult,” says co-owner of Chapters Capistrano Mike Shea. “You may be worried about offending them or making them feel attacked. This can make them more oppositional or defensive about seeking help. Approaching the topic with sensitivity, compassion, and knowledge can help.”

One of the first places to start is to become more educated about addiction. Do research about the basics of addiction, how it affects people, the different types, and available treatment options. Look into potential rehab facilities and how they can fit with what the person may need. Read up on the types of therapies and activities involved to gain a better understanding of the recovery process and what the person will experience.

It is also important to be supportive. “Rather than accusing someone of having an addiction, be more empathetic,” says Shea. “Instead of saying ‘you need to stop drinking,’ approach it more in terms of the fact that you’re worried about them and their wellbeing. Try to use I statements to express yourself.” Also, be encouraging and motivating. Focus on the positives that can come from addiction recovery and how it can help the person to reach their goals.

If the person doesn’t respond to gentle encouragement to seek help, it may be time to hold an intervention. An intervention specialist can assist close family and friends in effectively expressing their concerns in a constructive way and providing more prompting to accept the offer for help.

“When holding an intervention, have a treatment facility already lined up,” says Shea. “That way when they agree, they can immediately get the help they need before they have time to change their mind. You can contact the facility for more information and to get a better understanding of their approach to treating addiction and supporting ongoing recovery. They may also be able to connect you with valuable resources.”

Supporting a loved one in addiction recovery is an essential part of the process. They will need continuing support and encouragement to keep them motivated and reduce risk for relapse. “Programs such as those at Chapters Capistrano offer family programs to help family members become a more integral part of recovery and recognize the impact it has on their lives,” explains Shea. “If you’re worried about someone’s drinking or drug use, reach out to get them the help they need and show you care.”


Chapters Capistrano is a luxury drug and alcohol treatment center located in the city of San Clemente in Orange County, California, with two beautiful ocean-view homes. Specializing in all types of substance abuse, Chapters offers flexible treatment programs that are designed to offer greater confidence in addiction recovery. With a thorough approach to detox, counseling and mental health, this center has delivered many success stories. In addition to offering alternative approaches to conventional recovery, Chapters is also recognized for providing guest comfort with exceptional accommodations, private rooms and cell and laptop allowance. Those searching to begin a new “Chapter” in addiction recovery are encouraged to contact the facility today.

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Company Name: Chapters Capistrano
Contact Person: Marvin Kimble
Phone: 949-287-8248
Address:1525 Buena Vista
City: San Clemente
State: CA
Country: United States