Family, friends, co-workers, or neighbors of a person struggling with alcohol, drug, or other types of addictions, sometimes initiate a confrontation with the person to get them to improve their quality of life. This is called an intervention, and it essentially interferes with a process, in this case, the process of continued dependency on harmful substances and activities.
An intervention involves a structured discussion to get a person suffering from addiction to understand they are harming themselves and others who love them and will support their efforts to change their lives.
Sunrise Detox Millbury offers intervention services conducted by trained and knowledgeable clinicians who can help carry out a smooth discussion process with a positive result. During this meeting, an interventionist will explain to the person how their destructive behavior has affected their family and friends, and each member of the intervention group may speak of specific instances that indicate there is a need for addiction treatment, or they may give an ultimatum that requires the person to choose treatment or face inevitable consequences.
Some people feel it is best to let a person “crash and learn,” or “hit rock bottom,” on their own. However, successful drug and alcohol interventions have proven that after an addicted person hears loved ones speak about how they feel, they are inclined to accept treatment willingly. In the cases where addiction intervention is not successful, what must follow is enforcement of consequences. Studies show that professional intervention carried out correctly has a 91% of successfully getting a person into an addiction treatment program. For an intervention to have the most chances of success, all close family members must put aside any differences and come together for the sole purpose of helping a loved but lost member of their family unit. The interventionists of the Sunrise Detox Millbury are not just professionally accredited and trained; they are also excellent communicators, compassionate, and skilled at bringing families together to help one of their own.
Consequences of Not Intervening
Families who either don’t accept or can’t come to terms with a loved one’s addiction can lead to family issues that make the problem worse and lead to further alienation of a person who genuinely needs help. The loss of connection with their children, loss of a job, loss of a marriage, are just some of the consequences of not intervening.
Loss of Job
Addiction affects performance at work and career, including the loss of the ability to make a living. People in active addiction will find it difficult to maintain a meaningful job.
Loss of Life
Interventions are never easy, but they are often the only recourse left to save the life of a loved one. Addiction is dangerous, powerful, and deadly. Reach out to Sunrise Detox Millbury for a professional intervention that will help motivate a loved one into accepting treatment and help them reach a better, healthier, and more productive life.