We can give you the information you need to stage an effective intervention
Interventions can get your loved ones to get help
Interventions are probably the greatest approach for getting addicts into a rehabilitation (rehab) treatment program. If there is someone in your life who you guess is addicted to drugs or alcohol, someone who isn’t how you remember as a result of their addiction, an intervention is a great place to begin helping them into recovery. As a family member who loves them dearly, watching on as they suffer and struggle is torturous. You may be asking, “How can I lend a hand to my loved one get clean once more?” and “What will my role be in getting my friend clean?” Typically, members of the family of an addict care deeply for this particular person, but are fed up with being used, tired of being lied to, fed up with saying no, fed up with helping the addict and others who are also codependent on the addict. You can’t be fearful of confrontation: worry can’t stop you from taking action.
What is an intervention?
An intervention is a counseling tool used to encourage a drug or alcohol addict to consider getting rehab and treatment for his or her addiction. Interventions include the addict, along with any members of the family, friends, and loved ones of the addict, and is guided via an interventionist. Typically, addicts are unresponsive to pleas, unwilling to take part in rehab, or are in denial regarding their addiction. An addict may or may not recognize about the intervention beforehand, a choice left to family members, friends, and the interventionist. The purpose of an intervention is to make the addict realize how severe the problem is, and then convince them to get treatment at a rehab treatment center. Interventionists can help friends and members of the family who want to start an intervention for an addict. Intervention is an extremely effective method, and a step in the best direction.
Using a trained interventionist
The person who facilitates and directs the intervention is referred to as the interventionist. We encourage the use of a qualified, experienced interventionist for a few reasons. Firstly, family members and friends are usually too involved with the situation; they have difficulty discussing their desire to get their friend into treatment, because their feelings, emotions, and thoughts are too powerful or confused. To prevent miscommunication, the interventionist asks participants to write a letter to, or make notes to be read aloud to the addict. Letters include encouragement to participate in treatment, emotional pleas, or even ultimatums referring to rehab and sobriety. Interventionists are very good communicators and possess a good understanding of the disease. Usually, the interventionist is an addict in recovery, and brings new insights to the disease. Interventionists are able to communicate intelligently among the addict and his or her friends and family. To speak with a consultant regarding finding an interventionist, call 916-249-2665.
We have the information and tools that can assist setting up an intervention for a friend you might be concerned about. It is only natural to feel unsure about confronting a loved one, and chances are you'll question whether or not intervention is the absolute best choice, or if it's the ideal time. There is not any rationalization for delaying if you're worried for your loved one’s health and well-being. Remember that addicts are living dangerous lives because of the people they associate with, and the dangerous environments they visit looking for drugs or alcohol. Waiting for too long to start an intervention may lead to diminished health, hospitalization, and even loss of life. We encourage the friends and family members of addicts to arrange an intervention as soon as the problem becomes apparent.
Explore Treatment Options
Outpatient treatment is part-time, usually between 10 to 12 hours a week, meaning that the recovering user comes to the facility, but they do not stay in the facility. These programs usually run between three months to one year. Ultimately, outpatient treatment is right for those who have more mild addictions.
Inpatient treatment means the person stays at a facility for a period of time - usually between three weeks and six months. While staying at the facility, they undergo intensive treatment. Inpatient treatment has a higher success rate than outpatient treatment, but it is also more expensive. Further, inpatient treatment interrupts daily life. Ultimately, inpatient treatment is especially effective for those who have undergone serious addictions.
Residential treatment means that patients live in a residence with other patients. Treatment staff transport the patients to the treatment center each day. In this way, they experience the benefits of both inpatient and outpatient treatment. Residential treatment is best for those who want to keep their treatment and living areas separate, but they still want to separate themselves from their toxic environments.