It can be hard to watch an addiction take hold of a loved one and even harder to feel like you are not in control of their situation. Our friend referrals service helps you to get your friend the treatment that they need to overcome their drug and/or alcohol addiction.

If you believe that one of your friends is struggling with addiction to alcohol, drugs, or other behavioural addictions such as gambling, you may find that they are not accepting of their own addiction and guiding them to get help can be quite difficult.

Especially for those who are not accepting of their own addiction, it can be hard to sit back as a friend and not know how to help them. We offer a phone service which you can contact to arrange an intervention and get your friend urgent treatment.

Admissions team

Our admissions team are extremely approachable and are available to help you with any advice and guidance you need, as well as organise an intervention meeting to get your friend on the road to recovery. Although an intervention can sound intimidating, it is often a necessary method to help those suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction to admit to their substance problem and start the process of rehabilitation.

At Ocean Recovery, our fast approach and extensive support from medical professionals makes our private treatment centre a reliable option for anyone needing addiction treatment.

What If My Friend Doesn’t Want Help?

For most addicts, the problem that friends and family are faced with is encouraging the person to admit or accept their substance addiction and to receive help for it.

This is why we offer a professional intervention service that is designed to bring substance addicts together with their friends and/or family to discuss their addiction with the aid of our specialist therapists.

The therapists at Ocean Recovery will advise on what type of treatment is required for the client and offer the person and family insights into how addiction can affect a person’s life. The team reinstates that leaving an addiction problem untreated can cause potentially devastating issues for not just the addict but also those that are close to them.

The goal of the intervention is to help the addict to become more open about their struggles and accept that treatment is the best course of action to help them get better by the end of the meeting.

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Landline: 01253 847 553

Email: info@oceanrecoverycentre.com

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How Can I Convince My Friend That Treatment Is Needed?

If you believe that an intervention won’t be required, it’s important that you are sure that your friend would be willing to accept treatment from us.

If your friend is still unsure about receiving treatment but you feel it would be better for their wellbeing, there are some good ways to highlight to them how much of an impact their addiction is taking upon their loved ones.

Examples of this include:

  • Note every time the person takes a substance. This is a good way to emphasise how often a substance is being abused.
  • Calculate the cost of their addiction. By providing a weekly total of spends on their addictive substance, those suffering from drug and/or alcohol abuse may find the amount to be an eye-opener.
  • Note any withdrawal symptoms, both physical and mental. Having a list of their withdrawal symptoms may serve as a reminder of how serious their addiction is.
  • Note behavioural changes and the impact that their behaviour/mood swings have on loved ones around them.

Ocean Recovery Centre’s Friend Referrals Service

Our admissions team are here to help you. If your friend is in desperate need of help, we can offer same-day admissions which gives them access to industry-leading treatment in a matter of hours.

We are a CQC approved centre and have been treating addictions for individuals throughout the UK with medically assisted detoxification programmes along with evidence-based therapy and counselling since first opening in 2014.

Contact our 24-hour landline and speak to a member of our admissions team today. Call us on 01253 847 553 to arrange an intervention or email info@oceanrecoverycentre.com to find out more today.

John Gillen - Author - Last updated: May 11, 2022

John is one UK’s leading professionals in the addiction recovery industry. Pioneering new treatment techniques such as NAD+ and ongoing research into new therapy techniques such as systematic laser therapy, John is committed to providing the very best treatment for people throughout the UK and Europe. During his extremely busy schedule, John likes to regularly update our blog section with the latest news and trends in the industry to keep visitors to our site as well informed as possible on everything related to addiction treatment.

Dr Alexander Lapa - Clinical Reviewer at Ocean Recovery

Dr Alexander Lapa (Psychiatrist) - Clinical Reviewer - Last reviewed:

MBBS, PG Dip Clin Ed, OA Dip CBT, OA Dip Psychology, SCOPE Certified

Dr Lapa graduated in Medicine in 2000 and since this time has accrued much experience working in the widest range of psychiatric settings with differing illness presentations and backgrounds in inpatient, community and secure settings. This has been aligned to continuation of professional development at postgraduate level in clinical research which has been very closely related to the everyday clinical practice conducted by this practitioner as a NHS and Private Psychiatrist.
He is fully indemnified by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) and MIAB Expert Insurance for Psychiatric and Private Medical practice. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK with a licence to practice.

Dr Lapa is approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)

Member of Independent Doctors Federation (IDF), British Association for Psychopharmacology (BMA) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO)

Dr Lapa’s extensive experience has also concentrated on the following areas of clinical practice:
– Assessment, Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment for Adults with ADHD.
– Drug and Alcohol Dependency and maintaining abstinence and continued recovery
– Intravenous and Intramuscular Vitamin and Mineral Infusion Therapy
– Dietary and Weight Management and thorough care from assessment to treatment to end goals and maintenance
– Aesthetic Practice and Procedures