January 25, 2023

How to Get My Daughter into Rehab

If you're asking "how to get my daughter into rehab," you're probably stressed and need to find immediate answers. Here are a few things to consider before making this difficult decision.

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The first step is coming to terms with the problem 

Admitting that there is a problem is never easy, and for many of us, it can be downright daunting.

It often takes a lot of courage even to face the possibility that things might not be as we thought or hoped.

Yet, identifying the issue at hand is a fundamental part of addressing any problem — big or small.

Looking within ourselves and recognizing that something needs to change allows us to grow into our best selves.

It can also create freedom from feelings of shame and guilt. Being honest with ourselves opens the door to hope and healing.

So take a deep breath, muster up your strength, and step into the challenge of identifying your problem today!

Talk to your daughter about her drug use

As a parent, it’s natural to feel frightened, helpless and angry if you see your daughter making the poor choice of using drugs. 

It is important, however, to have the conversation in a way that encourages understanding and shows love.

Speak with her boldly and compassionately, remember to listen actively, and try not to judge or show anger.

Show her that you are there for her, provide support and let her know it’s okay to be vulnerable.

Helping your daughter through this tough time will require radical patience and empathy – two key elements for opening up about drug use and how it impacts her life.

Your Daughter’s Addiction Likely Has Roots

Oftentimes, addiction is a symptom underlying unresolved trauma1. It’s important to recognize that your daughter’s drug use may actually be masking deeper issues such as anxiety, depression or other mental health struggles. While it’s not easy to watch someone you love struggle with addiction, knowing these underlying causes can help you understand her behavior and support finding the right resources. Look into counseling services, therapy groups, and other recovery programs that focus on helping individuals heal trauma.

Be Supportive and Understanding but FIRM

It can be difficult to confront a loved one about seeking help. It is important, however, to make sure they are taken care of and supported through a tough time. When you initiate this conversation with compassion and empathy, your loved one will hopefully understand that you are firm in your decision out of love. You care about your loved one and want them to get help. At the same time, you’re likely angry with your daughter about things that have happened. Perhaps your daughter has lied, stolen, and manipulated during her addiction. You’re probably tired of dealing with her choices’ fallout. Please try not to carry these resentments and feelings into your conversations with your daughter about getting treatment. Remember, these things will be dealt with in treatment as you rebuild your relationship. Be sure to remain supportive throughout the process, as talking about problems and receiving help can be overwhelming for many people. Ultimately, assure your loved one that you are part of their team and care deeply about their wellbeing.

Don’t Blame Yourself For Your Daughters Addiction

It is normal for parents to feel guilty or responsible when a loved one struggles with addiction.
Don’t blame yourself. Addiction is an illness; like any other illness, it needs professional help and supports to heal.
Remember that you are part of the team and can provide emotional strength and guidance during this difficult time.
Together with your daughter, you can both progress towards recovery in the face of addiction.

Research Different Rehab Programs and Find One that Fits Her Needs

When searching for the right rehabilitation center for a loved one, it’s important to remember that not every facility is created equally. It’s critical to research different centers to find out what services they provide, their staff-to-patient ratio, and what kind of environment they offer before deciding. Compassion and an understanding of individual needs should be top priorities. Choose a rehab facility that offers programs tailored toward the specific goals your loved one has identified to make the most successful transition into treatment. Your support and presence are part of demonstrating your care, so ensure you remain involved throughout their journey to healing by being mindful of their progress at each step.

Talk to an Addiction Treatment Professional

When it comes to getting help for your daughter’s addiction problem, speaking with an experienced professional can be incredibly helpful. Find someone who is knowledgeable about the various treatment options available and listens attentively to your concerns. A qualified healthcare or addiction specialist should be able to provide you with comprehensive advice on how to best approach your daughter’s situation and offer guidance throughout the entire process. They will also have a better understanding of which treatment program is best suited for her needs as well as inform you of what you can expect when it comes to setting realistic expectations for recovery success. If you’d like to speak to someone, you can call us at Cornerstone. We will give you a free consultation about discuss your situation. If we can’t help you, we will point you towards a treatment center that can.

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Work with the Facility to Get Your Daughter Admitted

With your daughter’s health and well-being at stake, getting her admitted to the facility as soon as possible is paramount. You will be supported at every step, from understanding the recovery process to navigating paperwork. The drug and alcohol rehab center will develop a comprehensive treatment plan that considers your daughter’s strengths and aspirations for long-term success. Work closely with the treatment center to get your daughter on the road to recovery. It’s important to know that family involvement leads to more favorable outcomes2 for those who are in a treatment center.

Get a Strong Support System

Having a strong support system for your daughter and your family during her recovery process is essential. You may need to discuss treatment options with friends or other loved ones who have experience in addiction recovery. There are also many online resources that can provide information on how to cope, educate yourself on addiction, and build a support network. If you feel overwhelmed at any point, seek professional help from a mental health specialist or talk to the team of professionals at the rehabilitation facility. By working together, supporting one another through this tough time, and getting your daughter the treatment she needs, you can take concrete steps toward restoring her health and wellbeing. With understanding and determination, you’ll be able to help guide your daughter through this difficult journey so she can find a life of lasting recovery.

We Can Offer Life-Saving Drug and Alcohol Treatment to Your Daughter

Our team at Cornerstone Healing Center can provide the compassionate care your daughter needs. We understand that every individual has a unique set of challenges and goals when it comes to addiction recovery, which is why we create customized treatment plans for each client. Our goal is to empower our clients with the knowledge and resources they need to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing. More importantly, Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you and your daughter get back on track. We help people all around the United States overcome addiction and we can help your daughter and family heal.


[1] Profiles of Childhood Trauma in Women With Substance Use Disorders and Comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorders [2] Family intervention for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug addiction: an exploratory study

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susana spiegel recovery writer and SEO expert

Susana is a recovery writer and advocate with over 8 years in addiction recovery. She is passionate about sharing accurate and helpful information about mental health, addiction, and recovery. She holds a Bachelor’s in Christian Studies from Grand Canyon University and has over 7 years of working in the addiction field. 

lionel estrada lisac clinical director

Lionel is the Clinical Director of Cornerstone’s Scottsdale treatment facilities. He has had over 4 years at Cornerstone. He is personally in recovery and passionate about helping others overcome substance abuse and mental health challenges; he is trained as an EMDR, adopting a trauma-informed approach to treat the underlying issues.

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