78 People die in the United States every day of a drug overdose. If you think that someone you love is struggling with addiction, it’s essential that you try to get him or her help. However, it can be tough to come to terms with the fact that someone you love is struggling with addiction. You may even resort to denial and just look the other way when you see the warning signs. There’s also a chance that you have no idea how to get your loved one the help that they need. One of the best ways to motivate your loved one to begin the road to recovery is through an intervention.
An intervention is the initial step to coerce an addict who is suffering to return to health through treatment.
What is the typical structure of Intervention?
- From a stance of love and support, each loved one takes turns speaking on how they have been affected by the person in-need’s behaviors that stem from addiction.
- Then, each loved one gives specific examples of destructive behaviors displayed by the individual at hand, and how they are hurting themselves and those around them when under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Participants then outline a potential course of treatment that has been prepared with their intervention specialist’s help.
- After, each loved one makes clear the actions they plan to conduct if treatment is refused by the individual (i.e. parents cutting off funds, spouse separating from home, etc.)
- Finally, the individual decides, for him or herself, whether to make the commitment to an inpatient rehab or detox. Treatment will be provided and secured beforehand by the intervention specialist, so that the window of opportunity to get them help is not missed, and we can save the addict’s life.
If not conducted with a seasoned professional, the shock of an intervention could create a sense of offense that causes the addict to enter treatment due to pressure, but not see why they deserve to live a healthy life. Northeast Addictions Treatment Center can guide you in the proper execution of an intervention for your loved one.