Living with a loved one who has a substance abuse problem is stressful and has a tremendous impact on the lives of friends and family. It can be extremely frustrating to watch someone struggle with addiction and the ramifications of substance abuse. Commonly, friends and family feel there is nothing they can do to stop the addictive behavior. If your loved one is struggling with substance abuse, an intervention may help them see they are in need of addiction recovery.
Many people know of interventions, but may not fully understand the best way to approach a loved one to get them to recognize the need for addiction recovery. During an intervention, an addicted person’s friends and family members confront them in a non-combative way in order to get them to change their perspective on their problem. Our interventionists are available to facilitate the intervention process or to provide guidance as needed.
When speaking with your loved one about entering treatment for their addiction, keep the following in mind:
- Interventions are most likely to be successful when a professional interventionist is consulted and used to facilitate the intervention.
- During the intervention, it is important that the addicted person is approached in a respectful and clear manner. While the issue can be extremely emotional for friends and family, a highly charged emotional atmosphere is not ideal for interventions. In fact, that type of environment can produce the opposite of the desired effect in the addicted person.
- During the intervention, each person should tell the addicted person how their abuse has affected them personally as an individual. Take care to make each conversation personal and not a group attack.
- Take your time and stay calm during the intervention process. It is important to keep your eyes on the end goal of getting your loved one to agree to enter treatment.
Speak with an admissions counselor today to learn more about how one of our interventionists can help get your loved one into addiction recovery. We are able to answer questions you or your loved one has about the program and coordinate coverage with their insurance company. Please complete the form on this site or call 800-701-6997. Thank you.