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How to help my dad (dual-treatment/intervention)?

Discussion in 'Helping an Addicted Loved One' started by Nichole W., Jan 2, 2015.

  1. Nichole W.

    Nichole W. Member

    My father has been in and out of rehab for his alcoholism for years. Sometimes he's sober for a year, other times just a couple of month. I've been doing some research on dual-treatment centers, and think that might be the right answer for him, since none of the other centers he's been to address the emotional side of addiction. Has anyone else suggested dual-treatment to their parents? How did it go? Do you have any advice?
  2. Winterybella

    Winterybella Community Champion

    Hi Nicole I am new to a lot of this information and never knew until now what dual- treatment was. That being the case I can't offer any suggestions or opinions on the subject at this time. I am curious to know what your research has revealed and what steps you are taking to help your dad. I hope you are having some success with your dad and he is remaining sober.
  3. Gale

    Gale Member

    I wish I had answers to your questions, but what I have for you is an encouragement. Never give up on your father and always be there for him when he needs and when he doesn't just to show him that he can rely on you and that you care about him and his well-being. You will be surprised that one day he will be able to control that crave.
    All the best Nichole.
  4. anne16

    anne16 Active Contributor

    My husband have similar problem with his father. Not exactly similar, but his father is refusing treatment or any medical help. My husband and his sisters are looking for ways to help him. We are also doing some research to be able to help. I am also not familiar with dual-treatment but its worth a look at. I am sorry for your father, but all I can offer is my prayers for you to be strong for him and for your father to overcome alcohol.