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Deciding Whether An Intervention is The Best Approach For Your Loved One

Having a loved one that is struggling with substance abuse can be devastating.  In addition to seeing firsthand the damage they are doing to their own lives, you are dealing with the effects of their behavior on yours.  Although you may feel helpless to do anything to get your loved one to enter treatment and become sober, that is not the case.  Through an intervention, you have the ability to help your loved one look at their substance abuse differently and enter treatment.

find-help-for-alcohol-addictionWhat is an intervention?

An attempt by an addicted person’s friends and family to get them to enter recovery.  This is done by allowing each participant to share how the addicted person’s substance abuse has affected them personally.   It allows the addicted person to hear from their friends and family at once in an attempt to get them to make the decision to enter treatment?

How should an intervention be done?

Often, it is best to work with a professional interventionist to guide and facilitate your efforts.  A professional interventionist is highly trained in directing interventions so that they achieve the desired result of getting your loved one into treatment.  In addition to facilitating the session, an interventionist can help prepare friends and family for the intervention.

In most instances, friends and family members prepare letters or statements beforehand to read during the session.  Additionally, participants are encouraged practice what they will say to the addicted person during the session should they choose not to enter treatment.  For many loved ones who have enabled the addicted person, this provides an opportunity to say they will no longer provide assistance.

Is there help for family members after the intervention?

Loved ones are encouraged to become active participants in the recovery process.  Family therapy allows the family to heal together.  Family therapy can also help prepare the family to support the addicted person after treatment.

Contact Summit Estate Recovery Center today to learn how our program can help your loved one achieve sobriety.  We offer family visits and family therapy as a part of our treatment program.  Additionally, we work with professional interventionists that can help you confront your loved one.  Reach out to us today by phone at 800-701-6997 or complete the form on this site and we’ll reach out to you.