How Do I Tell My Family That I Don’t Want To Use Ritalin Anymore?

When you realize that your addiction to Ritalin is causing you so much harm that you know you need to give it up, one of the first places that you will want to turn for help is your family. Your family loves you and wants you to be happy and healthy, and this makes them an excellent choice for your first and strongest support group. While you want them on your side and know you have to talk with them, how do you tell your family about your problem and your need for help, especially if they do not even know about your Ritalin problem to begin with?

How to Tell Your Family about Your Ritalin Addiction

One of the best ways to tell your family about your Ritalin addiction is through a group conversation. This is like a reverse intervention, as you will gather your closest family members in one place and talk about your problem openly and honestly. You may also consider having a counselor sit in on your conversation with your family to help guide you in the right direction, provide an objective party and keep everyone on track and listening rather than reacting based off of emotions.

Possible Outcomes of Telling Your Family about Your Ritalin Use

There are different ways that your family could take the news that you have a problem with Ritalin addiction. Some of your family members could take the news well and immediately jump on board to help and support you through the process of finding professional help and getting clean. Other family members may struggle with anger or betrayal at the thought of you keeping a secret from them. You should not worry too much about their reactions. Your main priority needs to be getting better and ending your Ritalin addiction. Your best option for family members who are struggling with the thought of your addiction is to meet with a counselor and talk with a professional about rebuilding relationships and moving forward as a family.

Finding More Information on Ending Your Ritalin Addiction

Call our toll-free helpline, and talk with our counselors about ending Ritalin use, finding treatment and talking with family members about your addiction and your commitment to getting better. Call us now, and start your new life without Ritalin.