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Intervention: Taking action to try and save your loved one and your family
Do you have a family member or loved one who is in denial of their substance abuse problem? An intervention with a professional licensed interventionist is your best chance at getting them to finally admit that they have a problem and need professional help to cure it. After you read this page please do not delay, you may be able to avert a potential crisis situation which can often arise when someone doesn’t know they have a drinking or drug problem. individuals in denial about their addiction go about their daily lives without recognizing that they may be endangering the lives of their loved ones or even complete strangers while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Denial, by definition, is the ability to deny or minimize an essential part of what enables an alcoholic or drug user to continue his or her behavior in the face of evidence that, to an outsider, appears overwhelming. This is cited as one of the reasons that compulsion is seldom effective in treating addiction: the habit of denial remains.
Often individuals who are actively abusing alcohol or drugs are unable to see the severity of their problem. In turn, family and friends of a loved one in crisis, can also lose their perspective of what is acceptable or “normal” behavior over time and accept the addict's excuses and way of life. They can also become blind to the addiction and need for intervention that is right in front of them. This is where the term enabling comes from. Families do not always intend to enable, it just happens over time as the addict wears down their loved ones and family.
Friends and family members can also have a fear of confrontation. A well intentioned family may want to help but fear that confrontation might put too much pressure on their loved one and inadvertently make them do something to hurt themselves. All of these types of scenarios illustrate why you need the help of a professional interventionist who has the training, knowledge and experience to bring everyone through this process successfully. Our recommended professional interventionists use a non-confrontational approach which respects your loved one and treats them with dignity. But, the goal of any successful intervention is always the same, bringing the person to the point of accepting that they have a real problem and need to get help.
How will an Intervention help?
Professionally orchestrated interventions can save lives. Sometimes it can be the difference between your loved one finally getting the help they need or potentially destroying their life and the lives of those around them. A professional intervention should be thought of as a lifeline that is being thrown to your loved one who has fallen off the boat and is drowning right before your eyes.
Under the guidance and direction of a certified interventionist, the complex stages of holding a intervention will be successfully navigated allowing your loved one to finally break their vicious cycle of denial. A professional interventionist will lead everyone though the intervention process, including the use of testimonials. Personal testimonials play an integral role in showing your loved one the impact that their addiction has had on loved ones, family, friends and finally themselves. An intervention is successful when the person who needs help acknowledges the problem and admits willingness to begin the necessary addiction treatment so that the healing can begin.
What are the different types of Intervention?
Many different types of addictions are good candidates for an intervention. These include:
- alcohol intervention
- drug intervention
- family crisis intervention
- executive intervention
- substance abuse intervention
- trauma intervention
- eating disorder intervention
- gambling addiction intervention
- sexual addiction intervention
- mental illness intervention
What should I do next if I am considering an Intervention for a loved one?
You have already taken the first step and have found our site and are reading about interventions! The next step is just as crucial; call us or fill out our form below for more information. Addiction in its many different forms can be heartbreaking and sometimes lead to fatal consequences. There is a lot of information that we will provide to you, and this information is all free when you contact us either by our 24 hour Toll-Free phone number at: (800) 567-5986 or by our contact Help Form. Don’t wait or delay now, because you know in your heart by getting to this point and reading about intervention that there is a problem, and you also know that action needs to be taken now before it gets any worse.