Drug & Alcohol Intervention - Take the First Step
Drug and alcohol intervention are often necessary to help convince a loved one that they have a problem, that it is negatively impacting their life, and that they need treatment.
Are family members fighting over the best way to help an addicted loved one? Is everyone pointing fingers or waiting for a loved one to get help on their own? A real intervention is all about changing the way that family members think about enabling, codependency and accountability. It’s after families adjust their own behaviors that they can help guide a loved one into treatment. Change only happens once the family problem has been solved.
When to Intervene for a Loved One
It can be hard to approach someone struggling with addiction. Although friends or loved ones mean well, they might not know what to say. The addicted person might also deny that they have a drug or alcohol problem, making open conversation difficult.
Consult An Addiction Professional Interventionist - (866) 528-3625
Consulting an addiction professional, such as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, a social worker, a psychologist, a psychiatrist, or an interventionist, can help you organize an effective intervention. An addiction professional will take into account your loved one's particular circumstances, suggest the best approach, and help guide you in what type of treatment and follow-up plan is likely to work best.
Often interventions are conducted without an intervention professional, but having expert help may be preferable. Sometimes the intervention occurs at the professional's office. It may be especially important to have the professional attend the actual intervention to help you stay on track if your loved one:
- Has a history of serious mental illness
- Has a history of violence
- Has shown suicidal behavior or recently talked about suicide
- May be taking several mood-altering substances
It's very important to consult an intervention professional if you suspect your loved one may react violently or self-destructively.
A properly orchestrated alcohol intervention, drug intervention, or behavioral intervention is a proven way to start the healing process and get your loved one or coworker the help they need. Through the loving testimonials of friends, family, and the people who care, the individual is shown the detrimental impact of their behavior on themselves and on those around them. Interventions can have a method of compassionate drug and alcohol interventions, and has a high success rate of getting addicted individuals into high quality intervention programs. With the help of a highly qualified interventionist, family members and loved ones are given the tools necessary to help the addict in a compassionate and effective way.
Dealing with a loved one who is abusing alcohol, drugs, food, behaviors such as gambling, sex and shopping can be frustrating and painful. While we know them to be good people, their actions can hurt and cause shame in the people who love them. In most cases, the addict is unaware of how much control the substance or behavior has over them and is defensive when faced with an intervention. This is the disease of addiction, and it is a very difficult situation for friends and family who are forced to sit by and watch as the addict slowly destroys themselves and the lives of the people around them. People who are not addicts have no way of understanding.
Ready to Take the Next Step? (866) 528-3625
An intervention is an integral part of discovering the aftermath of drug or alcohol abuse. Intervention allows the individual battling addiction to see the destructive patters of drug and alcohol abuse. Here, they are able to face their inner conflict with substance abuse disorders and take responsible for needed changes.
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