During the consultation process for an intervention, Family First Intervention prepares a customized treatment plan for substance abuse that spans beyond a successful intervention for your loved one. Our plan helps to navigate the way to long term sobriety following the intervention, including the transition to treatment.
Our Approach to Family Intervention
As the name implies, Family First Intervention takes a family-centered approach to each and every intervention we perform. Most families do not initially realize that the intervention is as much for them as it is for their loved one. Addiction is a family illness, and the family typically has to change their habits as much as the addict. If the family does not change along with the addict, it almost always decreases the overall success of long-term recovery.
About 90 percent of addicts who are given interventions will seek treatment, but few of their families are willing to go through all the steps necessary to maintain the results of a successful intervention. It is imperative, then, to have an intervention performed by a trained professional who can identify the changes needed within the family while helping the addict take responsibility for their life.
Family intervention is about bringing the family together (as many members as possible) to identify the unhealthy roles they have played in their loved one’s addiction, so that these members can begin to change. Once family behaviors improve, a better home environment is created, and the likelihood of the addict getting better is vastly increased.
Our Focus on Addiction Intervention
Our point isn’t to seek out dysfunctional families. Rather, addiction afflicts families and creates tension and rifts where healthy relationships may have existed before. And this is where we come in and try to provide several solutions.
The phrase “addiction intervention” refers to helping someone whose behavior is destructive in nature and affecting the quality of life of both the person needing help and their family. No matter which type of addiction a person is suffering from, the common denominator is the suppression of feelings and the escape from reality.
When we speak of addiction intervention, we’re referring to a variety of addictions that an intervention can help with. Here are some of those addictions:
- Drug Abuse
- Eating Disorder (Anorexia or Bulimia)
- Any other destructive behavior that decreases the quality of one’s life
Our focus on the day of the addiction intervention is to have all the family on the same page and to begin peeling back the layers of the unhealthy family discord created by your loved one. Our interventions are designed to get the loved one feeling accountable for the addiction and willing to accept treatment. Ultimately, we want the addict to willingly accept help so that their destructive behaviors are replaced with healthier, more positive solutions, along with increased family support.