Why Have an Intervention?

When you have a loved one who is struggling from alcohol abuse or addiction it can be very hard to understand why they won’t quit or accept help and go to treatment. Addiction is a tricky thing because the drug or alcohol becomes the only thing that the addict or alcoholic can think about and though the person that you know is in there, the substance has taken over. Even when someone wants to quit and is tired of living the way they are living, the fear of giving up the only thing that gives them the temporary relief that they need can be enough to keep them going down that dark road. Intervention is a way to appeal to them and show them how much you care and want them to get help. If your loved one has a problem but is resistant to getting help hosting an intervention could save their life and get them back on the right track towards a better quality of life. Call us today at (757) 267-4803 to find out the options for hosting an interview for your family member or friend.

Intervention Is an Emotional Appeal

Drug addiction can affect anyone and everyone. Even the most successful and loving people can become addicted to drugs or alcohol and it is important to remember that just because someone has done some bad things, it is the drugs or alcohol that caused them to do it. Your family member is still in there but they are struggling and need your help. Addicts and alcoholics may have burned a lot of bridges and hurt feelings in their need for more and more of a drug. They may have stolen from you or done things that they regret but when an intervention is hosted for them it is important to remember that you should not attack them for what they have done but remind them that they are loved and you want them to get help. Getting clean and sober is scary to those in active addiction but with the right appeal an addict can be convinced to start their journey towards recovery. The intervention process can be very difficult to get through when emotions are tense but there is help for this. A professional interventionist can walk you through this process and ensure that your message comes across in the best way possible and your intervention will have a higher chance of success. Call us to find a professional interventionist today. We are here 24/7 at (757) 267-4803 waiting to speak with you!

Have a Plan for Treatment before Starting an Intervention

Interventions are not simply just a conversation. You should enter an intervention with a plan. Addict and alcoholics can be very manipulative out of a defense for their habit. An intervention is meant to break through this defense and manipulation to get them to admit that they have a problem and that they need help. An intervention specialist is the best way to go about having a plan. It is important to know what to say if your loved one tells you that they cannot go to treatment because of their family, job, or any other previous commitment. It is also imperative that you have a treatment facility lined up for them to go to so that if they do decide to accept your help that you don’t give them time to take back that decision. If they are ready to accept help you will want to get them into treatment and start their road to recovery as soon as possible. We are here to help you through it because we know that this is a very difficult time in your life. Call us anytime at (757) 267-4803 to speak to a recovery professional about starting a plan for your loved one. It’s never too early to start planning to save a life.