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If you are dealing with a loved one who is an addict in Orange County, you have probably already heard many reasons why they are not getting treatment. You may even be ready to give up. But, do not give up. 

Today we are going to look at the best way to refute the 5 top reasons for not getting drug or alcohol treatment.

Tops 5 reasons

What are the top 5 reasons that addicts will use for not getting treatment?

  1. Finances
  2. Timing
  3. Job
  4. Family
  5. Do it on my own

There are many other reasons that an addict will give, but these are the top 5. If you can refute these reasons, you may be able to help get your loved one into treatment. 

Refuting the reasons

If you can refute the top 5 reasons, you will be able to dispute any other reasons that your loved one is giving for not getting into treatment. Let’s look at how you can refute the reasons.


When they use finances as a reason to not go for treatment, you can use these reasons to refute their response by first firmly emphasizing that not seeking treatment far outweighs the cost of treatment. The cost of non-treatment is the loss of employment, family loss, cost of lawyers, and even jail time. Not to mention how much they are spending on the substance of choice and how much more that is than when they first started. 


It is never a perfect time for anything. There will always be things in the way; events that are happening, things that need to be done. Ask this to your loved one, would you rather get treatment now and have your life ahead of you; or let the addiction control you and lose your family and everything, including your life?


Remind them; there are laws in place that will protect them from losing their job while in treatment. Also, a sober worker does a better job than one messed up by substance abuse.


Your family needs you to be the best person you can be to set a good example to be there in the moment. What kind of example do you set when you come home all jacked up or irritable because they need a fix? 

They can do it on their own

There are very few people who can stop cold turkey or do it on their own. Asking for help and seeking treatment is the most courageous thing you can do. It takes courage and strength to ask for help.


If you have a loved one who needs treatment, 449 Recovery offers a continuously monitored detox program, followed by several therapies that will help the patient achieve and maintain sobriety. They will learn how to meet the obstacles that may trigger a relapse. Call us today (855) 435-7449 to learn more about your Orange County treatment centers. You can recover at 449 Recovery.