Alcohol abuse intervention is one of the most common types of intervention we perform, and alcoholics can be stubborn and difficult to deal with, as you might know if you have one in the family. Since alcohol is legal, it is often harder for the alcohol abuser to view its use as a problem. This can make an alcoholism intervention very difficult without professional assistance.
Many alcoholics do not view their addiction problem to be on the same level as that of other drug users, particularly those who use some of the harder black-market drugs. The pitfalls that could occur during an alcoholism intervention are why you need a professional by your side to guide you through the process.
What an Intervention for Alcoholism Does
An intervention for alcohol abuse does not focus on how much or how little someone drinks, but on the negative behaviors and actions caused by drinking and the family’s reaction to those.
Most people with alcohol abuse problems are in denial, believing the problem to be anything but themselves. They also tend to be stubborn, selfish, self-absorbed people who take no accountability for their actions. They often blame their problems on everyone else. These are common traits among addicts of all kinds.
Family First Intervention doesn’t just concentrate on the alcoholic, though, as the entire group’s behavior needs restructuring. This will help prevent the alcohol abuse from returning after the individual goes through alcohol rehab. The family must become the bedrock that supports the loved one in maintaining sobriety.
When to Seek an Intervention for Alcohol Abuse
Alcoholics suffer from much more than just their substance misuse. They have other pressing issues in their lives for which they are unable to find solutions. This causes them to turn to abusing alcohol. They cannot face their problems, so they instead seek an altered state of consciousness to temporarily cover the problems up.
Even if you are able to successfully stop an alcoholic from drinking, these deep-seated issues need to be addressed in the lives of the alcoholic and the family, things will not become much easier. Alcohol is used as a solution to life’s other problems.
We oftentimes face people who feel they have their lives, and their drinking, under control and don’t need help. In fact, many alcoholics actually think that everything and everyone but themselves are the problem.
If you believe a loved one suffers from alcoholism, it is never too early to seek intervention. But if you’re not sure whether their drinking warrants the need for an intervention and alcohol rehab already, use our online quiz to see if now is the right time for an intervention:
Why Choose Alcohol Rehab and Intervention?
The simple answer to that question is because it works. At Family First, our interventions aren’t just for getting your loved one to agree to go to alcohol rehab; that’s the easy part. We work with the entire family to help stop the enabling and codependent behaviors that have continued to foster the alcoholism for years.
Could you choose another intervention company? Of course, but there isn’t another one out there that takes the time and is as thorough in addressing the entire problem. Remember, it’s not only about getting the alcoholic into rehab – but of course that is one of the main objectives.
We help guide the family through the entire preparation for the intervention. With our help, families can transform to become healthier and more functional. Yes, the alcoholic goes off to rehab, but everyone else also has to change to create a better environment. Accountability for the alcohol abuser and the support system is necessary.
Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are serious problems that affect many families in our society. The Family First alcohol intervention program guides families down the right path toward recovery. The process helps the family get their loved one into an alcohol rehab center, in addition to cultivating positive changes in the alcoholic’s environment for the return home.
With our guidance and support, families can ensure that they and their loved ones will get the help they all so badly need.