It can be frustrating, exhausting and heartbreaking to wait for your loved one to decide it’s time to get help for addiction. You may feel like you’ve done everything you can think of to encourage this transformation – begged, pleaded and bargained.
You’ve pointed out how their addiction is tearing your family apart and talked about the hope of recovery. You’ve researched interventions, but you’re not sure if you can follow through.
An intervention specialist can step in to help your loved one choose treatment. At Family First Intervention, we work with families throughout the recovery process to help everyone heal.
Find an Intervention Specialist Where You Are
Many families think they must wait for their loved one to hit rock bottom before he or she will be willing to change. It’s frightening to watch addicted family members risk their lives, and sometimes the lives of others, hoping they’ll change before it’s too late. You worry they’ll end up in jail, in the hospital, or worse. But an interventionist can change that.
When families start looking for an intervention specialist, they usually search close to home, but that’s not always the best option. While some locales have capable and qualified professionals, many places don’t. It’s best to find a national intervention specialist who travel to you – no matter where you’re located.
National interventionists have spent extensive time in the trenches, so they are intimately experienced with the best methods available. Interventionists help families get on the same page so they don’t have to find how hard rock bottom really is.
When families establish boundaries and stand together, they don’t have to wait for their family member to fall completely into hopelessness and desperation before he or she agrees to treatment.
Interventionists Should Be Familiar with Insurance Options
Many families delay treatment because they are afraid they won’t be able to pay for it. Choose an interventionist who doesn’t just help get your loved one into treatment, but who also helps plan all aspects of recovery.
Qualified interventionists can help you assess your options in advance of the intervention so your loved one can start treatment immediately after.
Find Interventionists Who Are Family Focused
Intervention certainly helps the person struggling with addiction, but the interventionist’s most important services are to the family.
Once your loved one enters treatment, his or her recovery is in the hands of doctors and other medical professionals. They’ll help the individual detox safely and begin the challenging path to recovery.
While your loved one is there, each family member must start on their own road toward healing.
The battle of wills doesn’t end with rehab. Often, the treatment recipient don’t want to stay, and many try to manipulate family members into helping them come back home.
Family members who may already feel conflicted over the intervention are tempted to give in. It’s hard to resist the pressure of a loved one whose suffering is sincere – even when it’s in the loved one’s best interest.
The best interventionists will offer family drug counseling services while their loved one is in treatment. They should help families understand and change enabling behaviors. And they should offer advice on what to do if the individual threatens to leave treatment and how to talk to the loved one when he or she calls.
Interventionists Should Be Passionate About Helping Families Recover
When you search for a professional interventionist, make sure you look for one who serves and addresses the whole family – not just the struggling addict. Family members will have their own hurdles to overcome in the recovery process, and they also need to understand their roles in enabling the loved one’s addiction.
Family First Intervention has a team of professional interventionists that operate in all 50 states. If you’d like to find out how Family First Intervention can help you and your family begin to heal from addiction, call today for a free consultation.