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There are few things more heartbreaking than watching a loved one be changed by their addiction. As they fall further and further into their substance use, you may feel as if they are being stolen away from you.  You may find yourself overwhelmed as you navigate the options for getting your loved one into a drug rehab. As you investigate treatment types, you’ll hear many new terminologies like intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and inpatient treatment. The more that you learn, you may feel like your head is swimming. Information overload and heartbreak can leave you feeling helpless, and that’s where we come in. 


At Laguna View Detox, we understand the heartbreak and devastation that comes with a loved one’s addiction. We offer a luxurious and beautiful setting coupled with a wealth of experience to help your loved one break free and begin to build a life in sobriety. 

Signs My Loved One Is Abusing Drugs

At the end of the day, you know your loved one better than anyone else and you know when something is off. You may not initially realize that they are abusing drugs, so that’s why it’s important to know some of the signs. Signs of drug use can vary with the drugs being used, but there are some common symptoms. You may notice that your loved one is sick more often, either from the drugs they are using or the withdrawal symptoms when they run out. They may experience mood swings and appear to be more secretive. Those who abuse prescription opioids will have pinpoint pupils and depending on the amount used, will appear to be slower than normal. 


Stimulants, such as methamphetamines and cocaine, cause the user to move faster and seem more hyper. Alcohol and marijuana, which are depressants, cause the user to appear slower and their speech may be slurred. You will also want to keep an eye out for drug paraphernalia for taking the drugs. Depending on what drugs your loved one is using and how, you might see lighters, syringes, belts, tin foil squares, and more. In the end, look for the signs and symptoms that are changes in the person you know.


How to Get My Loved One to a Drug Rehab

Trying to get your loved one to realize that there is a problem is a challenging and often heartbreaking process. Step one is to gather information to have a conversation that is both objective and coming from a place of love. Take the time to put your thoughts and feelings down on paper to prepare for your discussion. Your loved one may be so wrapped up in their addiction that they may not even realize the impact it is having on you and others in your family. While you don’t necessarily want to pull out a laundry list of grievances, it can be helpful to have some notes to help keep yourself on track during the conversation. Remember that your goal is to help them see how their addiction is affecting themself and others while enabling them to see that there is a way out. In addition to explaining how you are being affected, you may want to share your research on drug rehab in California with them.  In the end, your loved one is the only one who can decide to get help with their addiction. However, it is important to remember that while you may not receive the response you want the first time you talk, your message might sink in overtime. Be open to the possibility that they may come back to you later ready to talk and get help. 


Get Help Today With Drug or Alcohol Addiction at Laguna View Detox

At Laguna View Detox, you will get round-the-clock care for your addiction.  We are one of the leading drug rehab centers in Orange County. We provide luxurious, inpatient rehab treatment in one of the most beautiful areas in California. Our staff includes some of the best in the industry, and we create a holistic treatment plan tailored to you. We are dedicated to helping you from safely detoxing to inpatient treatment to aftercare. Contact us today and let us help you with your addiction!  


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