Drug and Alcohol Intervention Help
Are there family members who enable and others who have different opinions on how to address an addiction? Is everybody waiting for the loved one to want help or hit bottom before things get better? What about you and your family hitting bottom or wanting help, and how long can you wait? Interventions are about families changing their enabling and codependency to hold their loved ones accountable. Families have to change their behaviors first, and it is not until you do that your loved one will permit change and seek help for the addiction.
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Family Interventions That Put the Family First
At Family First Intervention, we work with the family to help identify what needs to change to help your loved one become accountable and willing to accept help. Addicts and alcoholics teach families how to enable them to remain comfortable so that wanting help is not an option and hitting bottom never occurs.
Many families struggle with how to “fix,” “talk to,” or “change” the addict or alcoholic’s thinking and behaviors so the loved one can stop without outside assistance. Families think that if their loved one just lands that perfect job or meets that special someone, things will get better. Addicts and alcoholics manipulate their families’ emotions to make their addiction possible—even at the expense of others they love.
Our Intervention Counselors will help you understand your loved one’s behaviors and how those behaviors are holding you emotionally hostage while the alcohol or drug abuser becomes a professional victim in order to continue with the addiction and avoid hitting bottom or wanting help.
How Our Alcohol and Drug Interventions Work
We start with an initial phone consultation to help identify what is keeping your loved one comfortable in the addiction. In order for an Intervention Program to have a successful outcome, we need to put the family on the same page instead of having members operate with different opinions, most of which have either directly or indirectly been taught to the family by the addict or alcoholic in order to manipulate them.
Educate Family Members About Addiction
Our intervention process goes far beyond convincing your loved one to agree to an addiction treatment program. We help to repair the situation by educating the family unit and ensuring long-term success for both the addict or alcoholic and the family.
Every family we have worked with has something that can be changed drastically to give the addiction back to their loved one.
Many other interventionists, treatment centers, and therapists tell families they must wait for their loved one to hit rock bottom before anything can be done. Not only is this extremely dangerous to tell someone…It is absolutely NOT TRUE.
Waiting for your loved one to want help or hit rock bottom is never going to happen if the family is enabling in a way that prevents those things from occurring.
Getting The Process Started
The longer a family waits, the more comfortable their loved one becomes as an addict or alcoholic and the more uncomfortable the family becomes while they are slowly stripped of their sanity. Every day nothing changes is another day it becomes more difficult for everyone to change. Things won’t usually change until the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of facing the uncertainties of change.