Most families are unaware of what an intervention is, how it works, and what it accomplishes. Most think an intervention occurs when someone comes to the home and talks to or inspires an addict or alcoholic to seek help. Others believe nothing that can be done until their loved one wants help or hits rock bottom in the addiction, and if the family couldn’t talk the substance abuser into treatment, then neither could a professional. There is something to be said about those things. However, an intervention is much more involved than simply talking to and convincing your loved one to seek treatment. You do not have to wait until your loved one hits rock bottom or asks to be helped. It is never too early to consider an intervention program or learn more about interventions.
The most difficult part for an interventionist is to get all the family on the same page about what needs to be done. The family has to make the addict feel accountable for his or her own actions. Getting the addict to accept treatment is actually far easier than getting the family to gather for the intervention and doing their part. Trying to get all members of a family to change their preconceived notions about addictions requires a practiced professional’s help.
As you probably already know since you are visiting this site, addicts attempt to make their own life more comfortable with their addiction at the expense of their loved ones. The intervention process helps families gain control in a loving, non-confrontational way. We work to make sure your loved one becomes more comfortable with the option of treatment. Addicts try to make excuses and shape their families’ behaviors, making their loved ones feel as though there is nothing they can do about the situation. The truth of the matter is that without family support, substance abusers would have trouble getting drunk or high on their own. We work to put families back in control and to get addicts the help they need.