It is extremely painful to stand by and watch someone's life be destroyed. Yet that's the position family members find themselves in when a loved one addicted to drugs or alcohol denies having a problem. Until that person admits the need for help, there is usually little that can be done. Professionals who conduct formal interventions focus on helping family members and friends hold up a mirror to their loved one's behavior, revealing the need to confront their addiction before hitting bottom—losing their job, health and family. The power of an addiction intervention comes from having participants express concern and compassion for the alcoholic's welfare, explains Mary McMahon, an intervention specialist for Intervention Services, Inc. McMahon has family members and friends prepare for the intervention by writing letters to the alcoholic or drug addict.
Teen and Young Adult Behavioral Health Interventions Help Prevent Future Substance Abuse Issues
Planning An Intervention For An Adult Child With Addiction
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Watching someone you love struggle with addiction is one of the most helpless feelings in the world. So how do you go about encouraging your loved one to seek professional treatment? First is to educate yourself. Al-Anon is a highly recommended place to start because, not only does it provide the necessary background information on addiction as a disease, but it can also build skill and resiliency for those who attend. The amount of help available is tremendous, so much so that it can be overwhelming.
Our Interventionists have been through recovery themselves and know first hand just how far good people can stray into oblivion and dysfunction, risking their lives and sometimes the lives of their loved ones. Working with adults has obvious challenges as we cannot force anyone to do something against their will. But because we are so confident in our abilities, we are unique among adult intervention services in that we offer variable pricing depending on whether we successfully get your loved one to their program. We would require a retainer of services fee up front, but we do not charge full service fee price if we do not get the subject to their program. Please call us or submit the form on our website to explain your situation so we can get in touch with you for a free consultation and explanation of our services.