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Why Stage an Intervention?
Research has proven that there is an 80 to 90 percent success rate for families and friends that stage an intervention for the addict to attend drug/ alcohol rehab. Staging this meeting can be the difference between life or death for addict. An intervention can show the addict that people do care and that the addict has something to live for. An intervention is a counseling technique that inspires a drug or alcohol abuser to consider getting help at a rehab or addiction treatment facility.
Typically, an intervention consists of the addict, friends and family of the addict, and an interventionist. Typically, people take this action because the addict is unresponsive to pleas, unwilling to participate in rehab, or is in total denial of their addiction. It is up to members of the family, friends, and the interventionist of whether the addict has prior knowledge of an intervention. This is is a tool that gets an addict from a mentality of denial or unwillingness to a place where they are agreeing to get treatment. It sounds direct and simple, but our team can help with different options. Intervention is just a first step and the most important step to a new happy and fulfilling life.
Who Can Help Us Plan?
The one that guides and directs the intervention is known as the interventionist. We strongly encourage family members and friends to utilize a certified, skilled interventionist if they plan one for their friend or loved one. Without an interventionist, interventions run the chance of backfiring, typically because friends and members of the family are too close to the situation to remain objective. Usually, an interventionist will require that friends and family members write a letter to or make notes to be read out loud to the addict. These letters might include pleas to seek rehab, emotional appeals, and even ultimatums regarding rehab and sobriety.
Interventionists have a deep understanding of the illness and can effectively communicate with both friends and family members, and the addict. An interventionist uses the right language for both the addict and the addict’s family and friends and can communicate effectively to everyone in the room. They are the all-important mediator to make sure the intervention goes smoothly and get the addict to rehab then and now.
The Goals of Intervention
With staging an intervention, the right piece pieces need to put in place to make it a success. Treatment centers can recommend skilled, certified interventionists who are registered with the Association of Intervention Specialists and have references to talk with. With the resources and knowledge that they possess, they can assist in starting up an intervention for a friend or family member. It is only natural to feel hesitant about confronting a loved one, and chances are you will question whether an intervention is the absolute best option, or if it is the best time.
Take Action Now
There is no rationalization for delaying if you are concerned about your friend and family member’s well-being. Waiting too long for an intervention could result in worsening well-being, hospitalization, or even death, we recommend starting up an intervention once you start to suspect the problem. Interventions save lives and give hope to the addict. Our team that works with the treatment centers in your area are ready to help and stop the addiction in its tracks. If you or someone you love is in the Austin, TX area gives us a call at 512-866-8123 to discuss your situation and find options today!