Are family members fighting over the best way to help an addicted loved one? Is everyone pointing fingers or waiting for a loved one to get help on their own? A real intervention is all about changing the way that family members think about enabling, codependency and accountability. It’s after families adjust their own behaviors that they can help guide a loved one into treatment. Change only happens once the family problem has been solved.
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.
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.
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Addicts and alcoholics have taught their families everything they know about their addiction and how to handle it. We understand that a single person addicted to drugs or alcohol is easier to help than 5 or more family members who are addicted to their loved one through codependency. We understand the dynamics of a complex family system that has been hijacked by their loved one through emotional manipulation.
Families tend to focus their efforts on talking their loved ones into treatment or waiting for them to go on their own. We help educate the family on how they have made the addiction more comfortable and in a way that does not help the addicted person get well. We can only change what we have control over, and that is our own behavior.
Our drug and alcohol intervention programs provide families the professional assistance needed to make the best decisions about their loved ones. Our counselors work to ensure that your loved one and your family system have the best possible chance of long-term success.
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