This is one of the more common questions people ask. There are a variety of reasons why a person may refuse treatment.
Denial, a lack of real consequences and fear about withdrawal symptoms can overwhelm and paralyze a person in the grip of addiction. Sometimes timing is not right for the person. An intervention is always a critical first step; whether the person decides to pursue treatment or not. Treatment is still possible. Having the right people present to share their love and concern along with timing can affect the outcome as well.
A “no” now — is not a no forever. The cycle of addiction is complex; the time in which a person is finally ready to turn away from doing life “their way” can vary. Our certified interventionists and licensed mental health counselors work closely with individuals and their families to ensure the highest possible likelihood for the person to say “yes” to treatment, yes to life.