An addiction intervention may save a life

Asking for help with an addiction intervention may be the only way to save a loved one’s life.  You have watched your parent, sibling, spouse, child, or best friend plummet downwards in to a spiral of suffering while their addiction to drugs has taken hold of every facet of their lives. You have seen them lose their career, marriage, children, possessions, and integrity as they lie, cheat, and steal to get what they want and have no qualms about any of the consequences they themselves face, or anyone around them has to endure. You are entitled to mediation where you can voice your sorrow, ask them to get help, and lay out the way your lives and relationship will change if they refuse.

An addiction intervention is a way for you and everyone else involved to understand what you all have been going through and try to come up with a plan to make it better. There should be no question that the room you are all in discussing these propositions is filled with love, but it is also filled with frustrations, heartache, and pain. Not only from the people watching their loved one deteriorate and seemingly not care, but from the addict who is the main character in this tragedy.

Even though it seems that the person you are begging to get help may not be hearing what you are saying, it is the substances they are abusing that have taken hold of their lives and they may feel completely powerless to change. Or the enabling everyone around them has provided is making it seem they don’t have to. An addiction intervention is the best way for all of the people who love the addict to get their say in, and make some boundaries that will cease the enabling and allow the addict to finally see what they have done and make the choice to not continue.

Utilize Drug Intervention Programs

Once the substance abuser can see that you are not trying to punish them with the rules, but are rather putting your own sanity above theirs, they can become an active participant in getting the treatment they deserve and allow you to move on with your life. They can reciprocate the love you have shown them during this awful time by getting healthy and sober and being able to have the relationship with you they want and need in order to gain the strength to have a life without drugs and alcohol.

Bringing families together with Intervention Services

Intervention services are a way to bring families together, not pull the apart with rules and ultimatums. The things you will say are not meant to hurt, even though they might, but are rather an attempt at allowing the addict to see what they have been missing. Being a part of the drug intervention programs that are designed to help get everyone on the same page to rehabilitation and recovery are a great way to show solidarity and build a united front to save the life of someone you love.

Mike Loverde

As a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), member of NAATP, NAADAC, and accredited by the Pennsylvania Certification Board, Mike Loverde knows first-hand what it’s like to live life with addiction. By overcoming it, he had a calling to work with others who struggle with drug and alcohol addictions—the people who use and the families who feel helpless watching them decay.

With thousands of interventions across the United States done and many more to come, Loverde continues to own the intervention space, since 2005, by working with medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists and others who need expert assistance for their patients who need intervention. To further his impact on behavioral health and maximize intervention effectiveness, Loverde is near completion of a Masters in Addiction Studies (MHS) accreditation, as well as a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC), and is committed to attaining the designation of a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

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