Intervention Services are Essential to Sobriety
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Staging an intervention is probably one of the best ways to get an addict into rehabilitation treatment programs. If there is someone in your life who you think may be hooked on drugs or alcohol, or someone has changed for the worst because of their dependency, an intervention is an effective strategy to start helping them into recovery. It’s agonizing to watch someone you love fall prey to addiction. You might be asking yourself, “How can I help my family member get healthy again?” and “What should my part be in getting my family member sober?” Friends and family members care about the person who is suffering from abuse, but it wears them down to say “no” all of the time.
An intervention is a highly organized confrontation with the goal of convincing an addict to seek treatment for their dependency issues. Family members, friends, clergy, teachers or other people that care about the addict join forces to make the addict face the consequences of their substance addiction. They are urged to obtain rehab for their drug and alcohol dependency. Often times the addict with either not realize there is a problem, or will be in denial about their issue. Sometimes they are unwilling to seek assistance independently, so the objective of an intervention is to present the addict with the opportunity to make a change in their life so they can save themselves. Over the course of an intervention, the following will be dealt with: the addict’s bad behavior, how it has affected the addict and those in attendance, the therapy plan, the goals and guidelines the addict is expected to follow, and what every person will do or won’t do if the addict won’t enter a treatment facility of some kind directly following the intervention.
Interventions Present Addicts With the Choice to Seek Help
The four different types of interventions are simple, classical, crisis and family systems. A simple intervention is just “simply” asking the person to stop their life-threatening behavior. This is the first type that is tried before more complicated intervention techniques are utilized. Crisis intervention is used in instances of extremely dangerous and precarious behavior, such as reckless driving, violence or intense drug use. Classical interventions direct focus on a particular person, with the objective being that they should agree right away to rehab as a result of the intervention. Family system interventions focus on all of the family members, and getting them to modify their behaviors. Substance addiction and domestic violence regularly creates dysfunctional living environments, so everyone involved will need help changing their behaviors.
Though each is very important for the recovery process, it is imperative to keep in mind that there is a difference between interventions and therapy. Our staff advocates the use of an interventionist to initiate a meeting with friends and family as a means of convincing an addict to enter rehab. Interventions are not the same as rehab, and may not be enough to make the addict quit using. Rehab facilities use therapies and teach the addict about the disease of addiction and provides them with the skills and techniques they’ll need to maintain long term recover. It is recommended that an addict go to rehab on the very same day as their intervention.
Interventions Create Solutions for Individuals Who Are Lost
Standing by as a loved one struggles with substance abuse is frightening and upsetting. Usually, an intervention is an intense and organized meeting that combines the efforts of family and friends. However, it can be as simple as asking the addict to stop their destructive behavior.
Interventions provide a means for a support network to constructively confront an addict who is unable to see that they need help. A lot of the time, addicts are so sucked into the addiction spiral that they do not even realize how bad things have gotten. Sometimes they’re so physically dependent on their substance of choice that they can’t imagine going a day without it because it makes them feel ill. When this happens, addicts feel like they have no choice but to use. Fortunately, there are organized systems to help your loved one out of this spiral. Interventionalists are trained professionals who use scientifically proven methods to help your loved one get their life back on track. Interventions are a constructive confrontation, in which the addict is reminded they are loved and that they have so much potential for happiness if they just get sober.
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Outpatient treatment allows rehab to occur around your schedule. If you have commitments to keep, such as work shifts or elderly care, you can attend appointments around your schedule at a rehab facility.
Inpatient programs present you with the opportunity to receive intensive care 24 hours per day. This is highly recommended for people with a progressed addiction, or for those expected to experience debilitating withdrawals. Staff monitors you all day every day and uses medical interventions to help you.
Partial hospitalization means you’ll spend the majority of the day at a rehabilitation facility while still living in your own home. This allows you to sleep where you feel safe while also expecting you to check into the rehab facility first thing in the morning for intensive therapy.