Helping a loved one get help for substance abuse isn’t always easy. Unfortunately, stigmas like shame and guilt around substance use can make it hard for people to ask for help and accept help from friends and family. Presenting treatment to others can be a safe, inclusive way to help someone you love to prepare for substance use treatment.
If a young adult in your life is struggling, Venture Academy can help. Our multidisciplinary programs provide mental health, behavioural, and substance use treatment for clients ages 19-25. With three clinics across Canada, Venture Academy makes treatment accessible. Reach us now at 866.762.2211 to learn how we can help you plan and present treatment options to those you love.
What Are Treatment Presentations?
A treatment presentation is just what it sounds like – a comprehensive overview of treatment options for someone who needs support for substance use or mental health disorders. Many people are familiar with medical treatment presentations. During these presentations, a doctor or dentist provides a treatment plan and timeline and can answer questions. Similarly, treatment presentations for substance use will give an outline of goals, approaches, types and duration of treatment, as well as after-care planning.
For many people, the idea of entering treatment can be overwhelming. A treatment presentation can help. By presenting actionable steps, timelines, and explanations of treatment, those struggling with substance use feel more at ease and are often more willing to begin treatment.
Presenting Treatment Plans to Loved Ones
The first step in presenting a treatment plan is understanding the procedure yourself. Once you know the difference between inpatient and outpatient care, and program benefits, it’s easy to share the information with those who need it. If you’re working on a treatment presentation for substance abuse, consider the following:
- Go over the presentation with the clinic and get questions answered before presenting the treatment plan to someone else.
- Present the treatment without judgement.
- Stay open to your loved one’s responses.
- Explain standard treatment terms and what your loved one might encounter, from different types of therapy to the difference between programs.
- Focus on setting goals together based on the treatment plan.
- Remember that mood, life history, and mental health can affect how someone responds to a treatment plan.
- Ask a therapist or clinician to help you present treatment plans.
These are only a few things to remember when presenting treatment to someone who needs it. Unfortunately, many young adults can be resistant to treatment. Thoroughly explaining treatment and treatment options without medical jargon can make teens and other young people more receptive. Before presenting treatment, it might help to have specific examples of what your loved one might encounter in group, individual, and family therapy sessions.
Find the Treatment Plan for Someone You Love at Venture Academy Today
If a young adult in your life is struggling with substance use or mental health, it’s time to seek treatment. Finding the right plan for your teen can be overwhelming. Let Venture Academy help you understand, plan, and begin a recovery program today. With a multidisciplinary approach, our programs treat young adults struggling with behavioural issues, substance use, and mood disorders. With crisis intervention and extended care, our programs provide families with the flexibility they need. Whether you need short-term or long-term care for your loved one, we can help. Our clinics also provide post-recovery check-ins to see how clients are coping after treatment.
Are you worried about presenting treatment to someone you love? Know you are not alone. We can help. Call Venture Academy now at 866.762.2211 to learn more and get started with our programs today.