Alcohol abuse intervention is one of the most common forms of intervention we perform, and alcoholics can be stubborn and difficult to deal with, as you might know. Since alcohol is legal, it is often harder for the alcohol abuser to view its use as a problem. This can make alcohol 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, such as harder street drugs. These, among other reasons, are why it is best to have a professional with you to guide you through the intervention process.
Intervention for Alcoholics
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. The loved ones in need of help are typically stubborn, selfish, self-absorbed people who take no accountability for their actions and blame their problems on everyone else, which are common characteristics of addicts.
Family First Intervention doesn’t just look at the alcoholic though, as the entire group’s behavior needs restructuring in order to help prevent the alcohol abuse from returning after treatment is completed. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help.
When to Seek an Intervention for an Alcoholic
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 instead seek an altered state of consciousness to temporarily cover them up. Even if you are able to successfully stop an alcoholic from drinking, if these deep-seated issues are not 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 things, and their drinking, under control and don’t need help. In fact, many alcoholics actually think that everybody and everything and everyone but them is the problem.
If you believe a loved one suffers from alcoholism, it is never too early to seek intervention. Call Family First to speak with an intervention counselor about how to get started on the road to fixing the problem permanently.
Why Choose Alcohol Intervention?
The simple answer to that question is because it works. Our interventions aren’t just for getting the alcohol abusers to agree to go to treatment – that’s the easy part. We work with the entire family to help stop the enabling and co-dependency that has 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 a 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. Yes, the alcoholic goes to treatment, but everyone else also has to change to create a better environment. Accountability for the alcohol abuser and the support systems are necessary.
Alcohol abuse is a serious problem that affects many families in our society. Our alcohol intervention program guides families down the right path towards recovery. The process helps the family get their loved one to a treatment center, as well as to make 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 that is so badly needed.