The Healing Process Begins with Intervention

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Addictions are more than just damaging on the body and minds of users; they also destroy relationships, tear apart families, and ruin the lives of friends and loved ones. Most users recognize this, but the addiction is too strong to go it alone. Quitting any habit is hard, quitting an addiction is almost impossible. For many drug addicts, quitting is something they honestly want to do, but almost always is something they plan on doing tomorrow. For loved ones, often times tomorrow is too late. If someone you love is struggling with a drug addiction don’t wait until tomorrow. Don’t give them one more chance on their own. Today is the right time to start the healing process, and the healing process begins with intervention programs.

Only an expert can tell you if holding an intervention is right for your individual situation. But the majority of the time an intervention is a critical step to the healing process. Not just for the addict, but for the family and friends who have bore the burdens of their loved ones addiction as well.

For drug addicts, intervention can be a long hard look in the mirror. Intervention is a chance to witness and acknowledge the damage their behavior causes on their loved ones. More so, it’s an opportunity to accept help and to get started down the path to recovery.

For Families, Drug Intervention Can Be Much More Important

Addicts have a way of manipulating the emotions of those around them. We sympathize, and we start making excuses for our loved one. Families marginalize addictive behaviors and place blame on emotional or situational factors. “If only he got back together with that ex-girlfriend, his life would turn around” or “if she can just get that job she’ll realize how much potential she has and stop doing this to herself.” Too often the addict manipulates their loved ones into taking blame and responsibility for their behaviors. The emotional damage addiction causes a family is unparalleled.

Intervention offers loved ones a forum in which they can share their pains, their fears, and their hopes. It offers a safe environment to say “no more enabling”.  When done right, drug addiction intervention forces ownership of the addiction back onto the addict. Intervention is as much a healing process for families as it is for the addict themselves. Drug interventions are a starting point, to a better life for everyone.

Of course interventions, like addictions are highly emotional charged. Turning to a professional is the best way to keep an intervention from running off track and out of control. Statistics show there is a much greater chance of recovery when a drug intervention specialist who is not emotionally attached is brought in to help guide the intervention and to make decisions. A professional intervention expert helps to eliminate emotional manipulation and reduce friction during the intervention. By including a specialist interventions are more likely to end in a positive light, one that shines brightly on the path to recovery for the whole family unit.

Contact a Drug Addiction Specialist

Drug addiction is a serious subject and interventions are not something you can simply “do”. If you really want to get your loved one, and your family the help and support they need, don’t wait. Seek help from a drug addiction intervention specialist and start the healing process today.

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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