Drug interventions are relatively easy to set up, and they have been happening much more frequently in recent years due to their proven success rate. If you have a loved one who is suffering from a drug addiction, an intervention is one of the best things you could do for them. By showing your loved one that you still care, but also letting him or her see and hear how their drug abuse is affecting you, you can be the catalyst that makes him or her seek help in breaking their addiction. Here, we will examine drug interventions closely.
Before the intervention, gather together with the rest of the family and friends of the addicted to discuss your concerns and feelings. It’s a good idea to have a licensed drug abuse counselor sitting in on the meetings to help guide you in constructive, helpful ways to the addicted. These counselors can also help you keep the addicted to the meeting place where you will hold the actual intervention. Another method is to write letters to the addicted that you will read during the meetings. Letters, just like an intervention without them, should explain how the drug abuse is hurting them personally, and how they feel about it. It should also be encouraging, however, and focused on helping the addicted get the help they so desperately need. The goal of the intervention is to get the addicted to recognize their problem and seek help from a treatment center.
Unfortunately, there is no easy way to confront an addict. It is not uncommon for an addict to attempt to walk out of an intervention to ignore everything their loved ones have to say. However, there are ways to prepare for this and ways to prevent this from happening. Trained drug intervention counselors will work with you to help your loved one listen, understand, and receive the message.
No matter what drug you or your loved ones are personally addicted to, there is hope for recovery and sobriety. If you are suffering from an addiction, it is extremely important for you to get the treatment you need, and quickly. For many, that treatment will come as the result of an intervention. For others, it may be a personal choice or ordered by a court of law. Regardless of the reasons, treatment is of vital importance. Ultimately, the treatment you or your loved ones receive will be determined by their unique personal need and what they can handle. It’s also based on what they want, as we can’t force anybody to participate in any treatment. Everything is voluntary.
The treatments themselves depend on the type of treatment each individual patient chooses. Holistic treatment, for example, will be very different than the more traditional, mainstream 12-step programs.
It is of vital importance that the loved ones of the addicted help decide on the best treatment for their loved one before starting an intervention. By doing this, you ensure it is possible for the addicted to go into treatment immediately after the intervention, rather than wasting time deciding themselves on a treatment. Every delay in treatment is a chance of their addiction’s hold growing stronger, and their resolve weakening.
It’s also important to be mindful that different treatments will last different amounts of time. Some treatment centers are inpatient, which means the addicted stay on the treatment center’s campus until their treatment is over, while others are outpatient, which means they stay at home for the duration of their treatment. There are many other issues that also need to be discussed, such as the severity and duration of the loved one’s addiction. This information will factor into their treatment.