Inspiring a Friend in Rehab

Author: admin - Posted: Mar 28, 2020  

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People who enter a drug rehab facility will find themselves in an uncomfortable position. But it might be even more uncomfortable to watch your friend or loved one as they enter a treatment facility. You might not know how to be supportive or helpful to a friend in rehab, and their substance abuse might have created a lot of tension in your friendship over time. However, inspiring a friend in rehab can help them as they strive for sobriety and try to complete their treatment program.

And there are a lot of things you can say or do to let your friend know that you support their progress in recovery. Inspiring a friend in rehab will mean a lot to them and you can start by:

  • Telling them to always do their best. Because your friend is working to recover, your communication with them may become limited. But it’s crucial that you send your friend notes of encouragement, telling them to do their best and keep working toward recovery. Showing that support reassures them they have made a good decision.
  • Showing them that you are proud. Showing your friend that you are proud and happy because of their decision to enter drug rehab will make them feel proud about themselves too. Deciding to enter drug rehab may not have been an easy decision to make on their part, but you can give them positive reinforcement just by showing appreciation for what they are doing and what they’re accomplishing.
  • Telling them you will always be there. Upon entering rehab for the first time, your friend may feel lonely and fearful of losing connection to outside society. To help ease that feeling, tell them that you will always be around for them. Letting them know that you are always there to provide support will help them know that they will not be left behind.
  • Gathering more help. Getting more support from other friends and family members is a gesture of support for your friend. They will feel that they can rely on more people as they continue to progress in their recovery.

Your willingness to be there and offer kind words of wisdom are valuable factors in the recovery process for your friend. Keep on offering your friendship and inspirational thoughts to help others in need.

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