How Can an Intervention Help my Loved One

Do you have a loved one that is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction? If so then often they may or may not accept treatment when they are asked about their addiction or alcoholism. Some signs of substance abuse are strained relationships, loss of jobs, isolation, changes in personality and financial trouble. If you are noticing these and are not sure if addiction is to blame then you should speak to a professional at (757) 209-2688. If you already know that they are abusing a substance but think that they may not accept treatment than an intervention may be the key to saving their life. Addicts and Alcoholics are often reluctant to accept treatment because they are scared to admit that they have a problem or scared to cease use of what has become their only coping mechanism in life. An intervention is not a confrontation but instead is an appeal to reason from those that are concerned about an individual. Through a position of love and understanding a person is more likely to accept treatment and help for their problem.

How Do I Set Up an Intervention? Where Do I Start?

When planning an intervention, professional help is usually recommended. By calling us at (757) 209-2688 we can help you find an interventionist in your area or one that is willing to travel to you. During the intervention your loved one may resist accepting help and try to give reasons as to why they cannot go to treatment. Some of the reasons they may use are their job, family, children, money, insurance, and other responsibilities. It is important to understand that getting treatment is the most important thing to someone with a substance abuse problem and an interventionist can help you plan out the answers to these issues beforehand so that the person has no reason to not accept help. Family relationships are often strained during drug or alcohol abuse and thus tensions may be pretty high during an intervention. A trained interventionist can help you through the process and ensure that the love and caring behind your emotions are conveyed effectively and the addict does not feel attacked. For professional help start by calling (757) 209-2688. Don’t wait until it is too late to get your loved one back.

An Intervention is NOT Treatment

It is important to know that planning and executing an intervention is just the beginning of the recovery process. If your loved one accepts that they have an issue and need help then you should not wait to get them to a treatment facility to start their recovery as soon as possible. Accepting treatment is a scary proposition and if you allow them to wait then the addict or alcoholic may change their mind. An interventionist can help you figure out the options beforehand and have treatment facilities ready for your loved one to travel to as soon as they agree to get help for their problem. Call us now to speak to a professional about getting a plan in place to give your loved one the best chance at successful recovery.