If someone you know is suffering from addiction, whether it is a parent, child, spouse, or friend, you may be feeling powerless and lost. Oftentimes, the one in need of treatment is the last to acknowledge that there is a problem— even when it is painfully clear to everyone else. Perhaps you have approached the idea of treatment with the addict in your life before, but found that you were met with hostility and denial. It is important to remember that people in active addiction are not themselves. They may be volatile and prone to outbursts. They may act irrationally and be incapable of making decisions in their best interest. They may blame everyone around them for their problems.
Prior to staging an intervention, it is important to have someone there who knows what they are doing, as things can quickly escalate. It is important for the wellbeing of the family members and friends attending the intervention, as well as the addict, that there is someone present that has experience leading interventions. Remember that a professional interventionist is there for both the family and the addict. He or she can prepare you for what will happen during the intervention and guide you on setting boundaries and consequences should the individual decide not to go into treatment. Often families, without even realizing it, will enable their loved one to continue to drink and use. They will provide money or a place to live. They may think they are helping, but in fact they are allowing their loved one to continue on a path of destruction. An addictions counselor can identify and help put a stop to those enabling and unhealthy behaviors.
Recovering Souls can provide you with a certified addictions specialist to perform a professional intervention. Finding the help you need can be an overwhelming task, which is why we have done the work for you. Through our research, we have comprised a broad network of professional interventionists, certified addictions counselors, licensed therapists, medical detox facilities, accredited treatment centers and transitional housing. Before the intervention occurs, we can help you find an appropriate detox center and treatment facility for your loved one so that everything is set up and ready to go the moment he or she agrees to receive treatment. In addition, we can assist you in finding the help you need to begin your own journey towards healing.
Professional interventions are beneficial for a number of reasons. They allow you to have an open and honest dialogue with the addict in your life in a controlled setting with professional guidance. They educate families about the disease of addiction and teach them how they can best help a family member with substance abuse issues. And most importantly, studies have shown that professional interventions are an effective way to get an individual who is struggling with addiction into treatment. If you are concerned that someone you love has a problem with drugs and alcohol, don’t wait any longer. Contact Recovering Souls today.