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How can I talk my mom into going to rehab? This is getting out of hand..

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Last Updated: 07/27/2020 at 3:10am
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April 6th, 2015 8:33pm
You can't, your mom has to WANT the help otherwise rehab won't work and she will never go. You can show her how her addiction affects her and the ones she loves, you can also talk to her and tell her how you feel. But I am afraid it needs to be your moms decision.
May 4th, 2015 7:19pm
Just try to be as kind and compassionate about the situation as possible. If you don't feel comfortable talking face-to-face, then maybe try writing her a letter explaining how you feel and revealing your emotions about what you and she are going through. However, you're going to have to deem what's best for not only her, but also for yourself.
June 8th, 2015 7:19am
The best thing to do is to talk to your other family members to see if they can help you intervene. Maybe even try to write her a long letter explaining in detail how you feel, and give it to her when you know she's sober/in a good state of mind to listen and to take it all in. If she ever at any point becomes unruly and threatens you, leave or call the police.
October 25th, 2015 5:48am
Just try to get her to sit down and talk to you about whatever is going on and try suggesting that she try rehab because you feel like it's in her best interest as well as the people whom are around her.
January 25th, 2016 7:21pm
You could try talking to her, but ultimately, seeking treatment or not is her decision. If it's impacting your life in negative ways, you could re-evaluate how involved you want to be with her until she decides to seek treatment.
July 11th, 2016 10:28pm
Calm discussion would be a good thing. Explain to her that you are worried about her and that you want her to get better. Discuss options for rehab and remember to not get angry. It can be hard for someone to accept going into rehab, so it may take some time.
July 27th, 2020 3:10am
Someone might be resistant if being referred to go to rehab. you could try to listen her out what's in her mind, and reflecting her emotions. she might has reasons whether she's willing or not getting into rehab, and something can't be revealed so easily. once she has trust on you, you could try to share compelling ideas about rehab, in accordance to her purpose of living. Try not to coerce her. Make her imagine she's the main actor and spotlight of a life, what would she do to make the actor makes out her life better. Either about interpersonal relationship,work, house, and et cetera.