Treatment centers for drug abuse are safe havens for those who have had enough of the pain of addiction. They perform a variety of services for their clients, but among the most important, and specialized, is the service of the intervention. Most people these days have a passing familiarity with the intervention. Friends and loved ones confront a person suffering from an addiction and attempt to convince them to seek help. While it’s possible to stage an intervention without the help of a professional, it’s not usually recommend, and your intervention will be much more successful if it’s orchestrated by a substance abuse professional.
Treatment centers employ excellent counselors who are capable of planning and executing an intervention so that it has the best chance of success. The end goal of an intervention is literally to get the abuser into treatment and away from the possibility of death from addiction. It’s an important, life changing experience for the addict and their family who love them so much.
A Family Disease
Professionals often call addiction a “family disease.” When a loved one has an addiction, their behavior and emotional state pervades through the whole atmosphere of the family home. It doesn’t just affect them. When you see their personality change, watch them suffer, and see them make decisions that adversely affect their lives, you’re going to experience pain, confusion, and fear as well. The problems of addiction are often contagious as well, as a sibling may see the behavior of an addicted brother or sister and pick up the habit themselves.
Before this family disease destroys one more day of your family life, it’s advisable to talk to an intervention expert. Many treatment centers are fully capable of planning and carrying out interventions for families who want their loved one to get into treatment as soon as possible. They’ll do an intake, discuss the person in question, and help you help them.
Every Intervention is Different
An intervention can be carried out in a number of different ways. By listening to the history of your love one’s addiction, your counselor will be able to craft a plan that has the best chance of working. They will patiently listen to your loved one, maybe look at pictures, find out more about them so that when everyone goes into the intervention, they know their part.
Perhaps the most touching part of an intervention is the fact that they’re planned because someone is very loved. And that person may not be feeling very loved right now. So often an addict distances themselves from family in an attempt to spare the family pain, in fact causing still more pain. Everyone involved may feel unloved. The fact is, though, your loved one has a condition that is causing them to behave in ways the “real” person wouldn’t, and love is at the heart of every intervention. The addict may not at first respond favorably to the intervention, and that’s why it’s so important to have a mental health professional who knows about substance abuse alongside everyone to give them strength and guidance while they carry out the intervention.
Interventions by Treatment Centers
You will want your intervention to be carried out by a treatment center that is willing to accept your loved one in and that you believe your loved one will react positively to. The goal of the intervention is to get your loved one to get help, so it’s vital to choose a treatment center you believe they would choose for themselves. Once the intervention has been carried out, they will be able to enter the treatment center and begin receiving the help that they so desperately need.
An intervention doesn’t have to be a mysterious, stressful process. When you involve the careful knowledge and skill of a licensed substance abuse professional, you increase the chances that the intervention will lead to your loved one getting help as soon as possible. They will speak to the whole family and not only involve the family in the intervention but in the treatment as well. If you have a loved one who is suffering from the nightmare of addiction right now, there’s no time to waste.
You can call now at (440) 253-9915. Our licensed counselors are standing by and ready to help the next family recovery from the devastating addiction that has stolen so much from everyone. Our counselors will speak with you compassionately and get you in touch with a helpful counselor who can plan and carry out the intervention. Call today.