Intervention Services

Anyone who has been close to a long-term, serious alcoholic/addict knows that getting someone to quit is tough. If you approach a loved one before they truly want help, you must have the right strategy. Denial is a powerful force, and alcoholism keeps a tight physical and mental grasp on its habitual users. The situation worsens when tension arises in the family or the one suffering becomes defensive. In this case, getting someone to quit drugs or alcohol requires an intervention, and the best way to do this is to work with a seasoned interventionist, such like the many we provide.

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But most importantly to you, working with a professional interventionist helps take the edge off confronting an addicted individual. Not only will you have an expert to guide you through the process of planning the event and coordinating an addiction treatment center, but you will also have a moderator to make sure the event itself goes smoothly, supporting loved ones as well. Sometimes simply having that neutral person in the room is all you need to find common ground and save a life before it’s too late.

Once you hire an interventionist, he or she will be able to advise you in the best practices for making the event go smoothly. For example, your interventionist may tell you about the optimal times and places to hold the event, based on you and the individuals’ needs. In general, it is best to hold the drug/alcohol intervention early in the day or at a time when the addict is unlikely to be drunk. Holding the event at a neutral, familiar location is also best. But remember, interventions are about the individual so each situation differs as does every person.

Perhaps most importantly, your interventionist will guide you in how best to confront the addict without pushing him or her away or resenting you, which is a family’s worse fear. Maintaining neutral ground can be difficult when denial is strong or the alcoholic/addict becomes argumentative against others’ experiences, but our licensed interventionists provide unique approaches to these situations through their own experiences.

  • Be specific about times they have put themselves or others into harm, danger, or emotional turmoil.
  • Be concise and direct; decide for yourself that you will no longer be involved with the family member as long as he or she is acting out the addiction. This means leaving the relationship until they agree to entering into treatment.
  • Have a treatment plan in place
  • Follow through on your consequences if they decline treatment
  • Contact one of our professionals who does interventions and bring together all the people who are sad about the situation and are willing to stop contact with the addicted person until he or she goes into a treatment center or gets some other form of good help.
  • Get the professional to help heal your need to control through your caretaking or through being judgemental.
  • Accept the person as he or she is, completely accepting that the addiction will continue, and learn to take care of yourself within the situation.
  • Shame or berate.
  • Schedule the intervention at a time they are like to be stressed or intoxicated.
  • Ramble or vent — your healing will come when they are in a better place to listen.
  • Be negative.
  • Ignore the signs: The drugs that are available to emerging generations these days are more dangerous than anything you ever experienced in your youths. The kids opt for painkillers such as Oxycontin, Percocet, and Loratabs. Then when those highs don’t cut it, they get turned onto meth amphetamine (crystal meth). It is an extremely popular social drug that has devastating effects. No one seems to walk completely away from because the temptation is there each and every day for the rest of their life. See the signs and symptoms of use and point them out, show they aren’t fooling anyone with their behavior.
Take Back Your Power

78 people die in the United States of a drug overdose each day.

If you think that someone you love is struggling with addiction it’s essential that you try to get them help. However, it can be tough to come to the terms with the fact that someone you love is struggling with addiction. You may even resort to denial and just look the other way when you see the warning signs. There’s also a chance that you have no idea how to get your loved one the help that they need. One of the best ways to motivate your loved one to begin the road to recovery is through an intervention.