Like detox, “intervention” is another word that puts fear in the heart of those dealing with a family member’s addiction. What’s important to remember, though, is that addiction can kill—and getting your loved one into rehab immediately should be your #1 goal. With the help of a trained, experienced interventionist, addicts can be convinced to pursue the treatment that may save their life.
Benefits of an Intervention
Drug and alcohol interventions are designed to confront the addict in a safe, neutral environment. Prior to the meeting, family members are educated about the disease of addiction. This type of knowledge empowers the family to give up enabling, understand their loved one’s behaviors, and commit themselves to the self-care they may have been neglecting. During intervention preparation, family members also decide on the consequences of an addict’s actions should they decide not to pursue rehab.
When a drug intervention or alcohol intervention is professionally facilitated, the addicted individual should not feel personally attacked or isolated. Interventions help friends and family communicate resolve and convince their loved one to enter detox and rehab right now.
Benefits of professionally run drug and alcohol interventions include:
- The opportunity to express love & concern for the addicted individual. Addiction tears families apart. Chances are you have not had a recent opportunity to express your love for a child, parent, or spouse caught in the throes of chemical dependency. An intervention is the perfect place to express how much they mean to you and begin the meeting on a positive note.
- Having an objective expert in the mix. Emotions run high when the topic of drugs and alcohol comes up. A trained interventionist is uncompromised by emotions or personal attachment. They help to prepare you for the meeting and build trust and rapport with the addicted family member.
- Establishing healthy boundaries. Whether your family member decides to begin treatment or not, attendees should follow through on the boundaries set during an intervention. From cutting an addict off financially to removing them from the home, these are consequences that must be administered for the good of the addicted party and the good of the family unit.
To learn more about the intervention process or inquire about drug and alcohol rehab for men 18 and over, call 877.228.4679 to speak with a member of the 10 Acre Ranch team. Don’t wait another day. An intervention may save the life of someone precious to you.
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