Sometimes the individual just can’t see the damage their addiction is having on their own life or the lives of others. They might be in denial, or afraid, or too busy to ask for help. Sometimes it is the loving family members or close friends that need to send the person a wake up call. Interventions are a good way to help loved ones accept help for their addiction.
An intervention must be done the right way to be effective. If families try to stage their own intervention based on what they’ve seen on TV or in the movies, they run the risk of driving that person away rather than getting them to accept help. During an intervention, the family should be firm, but caring; honest, but tactful. The problem many families make is they go into an intervention accusing their loved one of many things, without offering them the hope and encouragement to do something about it. A professional interventionist can help families keep the tone of the encounter positive, to be productive, and to encourage real results.
Community Intervention Services Can Help You Talk to Your Loved One about Treatment
An interventionists’ help for drug and alcohol addiction is effective for people from all walks of life. Interventions help families plan strategies with which to address addictions in those they care for. Early crisis programs, involving a team of family members, friends, and co-workers can encourage a teen or young adult to seek help for their addiction. Assistance from an interventionist can help your loved one out of the cycle of abuse and into a program.
Community Rehab can help you if you have a loved one that has not been receptive to getting treatment. We walk you through the intervention process and help you talk to your loved one. All of our staff members are certified counselors with experience helping individuals and families get the addiction treatment they so desperately need.
If you have a loved one that needs an addiction intervention, don’t wait until it is too late.