Having a family member or friend with an addiction to drugs or alcohol can be absolutely heartbreaking. You feel completely helpless but there is something you can do—stage an intervention. Your loved one may be in need of an intervention if he or she demonstrates any of the following behaviors:
- Inexplicable change in personality
This may include irrational, paranoid or volatile behavior. You may have noticed that your loved one seems more withdrawn, depressed or anxious. He or she may be easy to anger and lash out in uncharacteristic ways. These are all signs that a drug or alcohol issue may be present.
- An inability to slow down or stop using
The line between someone who might have a problem and someone who should seek treatment right away is when, despite legal, financial, physical, mental or emotional consequences that are either directly or indirectly related to drugs and alcohol, a person will not or cannot stop drinking or using.
- Lying about how much or how often he/she is using
There only reason for someone to lie about their drug and alcohol use is because they know it’s a problem.
What you may or may not realize is that having a loved one that needs treatment is not the same as having a loved one who is willing to go into treatment. Addiction is a disease that tells you that you do not have a disease. Denial is, in fact, one of the symptoms of a substance abuse problem. Working with a free Christian drug interventionist can greatly increase your chances of convincing your loved one that he or she needs help. These are experienced professionals that work in the recovery field and are often in recovery themselves.
Recovering Souls is a free Christian treatment referral and drug intervention service that works with men, women and teens who are either starting to show signs of a drug problem or have reached the point of full blown addiction. Everyone in our company is in recovery and has found lasting sobriety through treatment and 12 Step programs. We know the lies that addicts tell themselves because we once told ourselves those same lies. We know what your loved one is going through because we were there at one point. And we know that treatment works because it worked for us.
We can help you find affordable and effective Christian drug treatment for your loved one and work with you to get them into treatment. Because we work closely with so many different detoxes, treatment centers and halfway houses, we are able to get clients immediate placement and assist them in working out financial arrangements.
If you are concerned that you or someone you love may be in need of Christian drug intervention services, call Recovering Souls today at 1-800-832-5250.