The disorder of addiction to alcohol and drugs can devastate the family as well as the for the one directly impacted. Addiction creates conflict with a one’s overall productivity and progression in life. It does this by production of necessity and controlling an individual to desperately need substances in order to feel healthy psychologically and physically.
This desperation and compulsion of substance use takes over by controlling an individual and his or her every decision, taking the person’s the ability to consider anything or anyone outside of substance use. Addiction collides with society’s norms both implicitly and explicitly. A person living with a substance disorder is commonly known to have to face detrimental consequences that result from the substance use.
The most commonly faced consequences led by addiction are incarceration, psychiatric institutions and death. Even though, the severity of the consequences is certainly unsettling, people that are living with a substance disorder have an inability to stop using alcohol or drugs despite the intimidating nature of the substances. An individual’s inability to put a stop to the substance use is strongly connected to the brain chemistry. The addicted brain undergoes a process of circuit rewiring, which takes a person power of will completely out of the picture.
It Could Be Time for an Intervention
The purpose for an intervention is to confront the addiction that is controlling a person you care about. This process should shed light on the individuals desperate need for treatment or help. When a professional interventionist is sought, the channel of communication between you and the one you love regarding the negative and life threatening effects that addiction is having on his or her life can be effective. Often times when an intervention is held without the assistance of a professional it can be seriously ineffective and only cause more harm than good.
A licensed interventionist is experiences in leading an educational setting for the family and friends. This creates an opportunity for them to not only understand what their loved one is going through, but also be able to effectively meet their loved one in the intervention. Without concern and support, individuals that are under the control of a substance disorder will rarely seek treatment. The lack of desire to get help with the disorder generally stems from the inability to view the negative consequences and effects that addiction is having on his or her life.
Professional interventionists provide guidance and assist through developed skills and education in resolving conflict, as well as, utilizing motivational techniques such as motivational interviewing. Motivational interviewing is a method of counseling that is directive and client centered. This type of counseling influences elicited behavior changes by assisting clients with exploring and resolving ambivalence.
Only with help from family and friends will a professional interventionist be able to directly assist your loved one with observing the association of present issues with the use of substances. Interventionists are trained and experiences in strategically focusing in on immersing a person living with an addiction to take the support and get treatment that is available. If someone you care about is having issues in situations or areas such as: health, immediate crisis, financial, legal troubles, safety, family or personal traumas, it could definitely signal that it is time for an intervention.
Misconceptions of Intervention
Due to social media and the public view, the conception of an intervention for addiction may not seem reassuring. However, there are many misconceptions about interventions which are important to understand. Interventions are staged for the aim of being supportive and helpful. A few common misconceptions of interventions are invasive, aggressive and conflict creating. When properly and correctly utilized the intervention method is often effective in presenting and offering a solution and options for addiction treatment.
An intervention is staged in aim to influence a person struggling with addiction to pursue treatment. However, in order to have an effective and positive outcome, we strongly encourage family and friends to have and maintain an attitude of tolerance, love, empathy and hope. Interventions take place only in hope to influence an individual impacted by addiction to get the help they need and deserve. In addition to helping shine the unpleased truth on the severe and often fatal consequences of addiction, if treatment is not sought.
Have an Intervention
To stage an intervention that results in effectiveness and the one you care about agreeing to treatment, we advise assistance from a professional interventionist. At Rehab Addiction Center, we have certified and license professional interventionists that are able to lead interventions with considerable skill. The steps in which an intervention is planned for effectiveness are strategical, brainstormed and carefully considered, taking in all facts and aspects of a specific situation.
An intervention led and planned by a licensed professional will bring a necessary balance of the educational aspects of the disorder of addiction while upholding a positive and influential approach. Although interventions may seem quite difficult and uncomfortable, showing your love and support with the help of an interventions can influence your loved one to get treatment. Getting your loved one into treatment will not only save his or her life, but allow them the opportunity to live a happy and substance free life. Call and speak to a specialist who can answer any questions you may have as well as offer you guidance in holding an intervention (707) 562-2008.