If a loved one needs an alcohol intervention, do you know where to turn?

Drug or alcohol addiction is a threat to not only the addict’s life, but to everyone in their circle of friends and family. You may feel like you cannot trust them, or employ them, or be around them without putting yourself in danger, but that does not mean you don’t care about them. An alcohol intervention is essential to allow the addict in your life to come to terms with the fact that they need help, and to let them know where to find it, for everyone’s sake.

Alcohol intervention is the most common of all of the interventions out there; as alcoholism is the most common of all of the addictions. The addict has made themselves out to be the victim, and everyone else is the problem, or has created the problem for the alcoholic. And usually everyone around the addict has succumbed to this thinking as a way to make their loved one feel better and try to help with the problem. It only makes the problem worse and will make the intervention a very hard thing to get through to the habituate’s mind frame.

The alcohol intervention is designed to make the alcohol addiction and all of the resulting problems the problem of the person who caused them – the addict. The alcohol abuser will try and make the problem someone else’s or blame everyone around them, but the interventionist is there to set everyone straight – while they have enabled the addict to continue his or her abuse as long as it has gone on, they were not the cause, and they cannot continue to shoulder the blame or any of the resulting issues. The addict must get treatment or lose their way of life.

Including Family Intervention

Alcohol is the worst addiction as it takes the greatest toll on the body and mind. It deteriorates it faster than almost any other drug and to a worse degree. Families tend to almost understand the abuse, as it is not street drugs, but rather something the addict can buy at a pharmacy or local grocery store. What the addict is doing is not illegal but has far worse consequences on them both physically and mentally than all other addictions. This degeneration of their mind and body will make their understanding even harder to reach through an intervention. They will use the reasons forth given as reasons why what they are doing is not wrong – it is. They have not only deteriorated their minds and bodies, but yours as well.

Alcohol and Drug Intervention often happen together

Often times an alcohol intervention leads to a drug intervention, as the addict cannot get enough of something to escape the reality they have made for themselves. Doing a family intervention is the only way to repair the damage that the addict has done to themselves and to everyone around them – the people they are supposed to love and who love them in return but will no longer stand for the abuse.

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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