It is important to plan and schedule a drug intervention in order to avoid making your loved one feel that they are being attacked or threatened. People with substance abuse problems may avoid family events, so an intervention can be challenging without the help of a professional.
Choose Family Members Carefully
You know your family. If there has been a lot of conflict between the addict and a particular relative then it might be best if they are not a part of the initial intervention. Bad feelings from the past can sabotage an intervention well before it even starts.
Build Your Case Ahead Of Time
You need to do some research, so you are informed about the substances that you suspect or know that a loved one is using. You may also want to talk to other members of the family and friends to see if they have noticed anything different. One way to do this is to simply express that you are worried about the person. If there is an addiction problem, this is often all that is needed to get another concerned person to open up about what they have observed.
Meet And Plan With Family
Each family member that is supposed to be part of the intervention team should meet and discuss together how to best approach the intervention. Family members need to have a list of incidents that have caused the level of concern for the loved one’s wellbeing. Not being prepared will allow the addict to accuse family members of just throwing accusations at them. This is where your intervention specialist will provide invaluable support and advice.
A Professional Intervention Specialist
In cases of extreme addiction, an interventionist is often necessary. This is an impartial party that has experience dealing with these types of issues so you can rest assured that things will be well planned and increase the chances of your relative kicking their addiction.
Discuss Treatment Options With Your Loved One
You don’t want your relative to feel trapped and without options. There are outpatient and in-patient treatment programs that can help your loved one break the addiction cycle. Treatment costs can vary, and there is often help available within a community or through an insurance provider. Some employers will contribute to cover the cost of addiction treatment and counseling.
Recovery Care Partner provides professional intervention services, post-treatment support, sober companions, and many other addiction recovery services. Contact us today to get the help you need.