When a person has a drug or alcohol abuse problem, those close to him can plan a carefully organized and directed meeting with them to discuss the person's addiction problem and its effects. Initially, addicts usually don't want to go for treatment and some aren't even willing to admit that they have a problem.
The effects of such a person's behaviour on others and on themselves may not be obvious to them. To get the victims to realize the relationship between other issues they grapple with in life and their alcohol and drug use is the main aim of the intervention. The purpose of intervention is to show the alcohol or drug addict a chance to get assistance and to make modifications before things get worse.
Trying to teach the friends and relatives of the victims all they need to know about handling a drug or alcohol addict will take most of the intervention period.
It is very important for people to come together so they can exchange information and provide each other with support. A meeting is scheduled with the individual whom everyone is concerned about after the person surrounding him or her is prepared for the intervention.
Having consultations with an addiction professional such as a counsellor for alcohol and addictions, social worker, psychologist, psychiatrist or an interventionist but certainly prove helpful when looking forward to organising an effective intervention.
An addiction professional specialising in substance use will consider the particular circumstances which have led in the use of drugs or alcohol and suggest the best approach while also providing guidance on the type of treatment and follow-up plan, which will suit the requirements to the individual.
On most occasions, interventions are conducted without the help of an intervention specialist, but preference must be given when seeking expert help. The office of the intervention expert is sometimes used as the venue for the intervention. If you are looking forward to staying on track with your loved one, it may become especially important for you to have a professional interventionist attend to the actual intervention if your loved one is displaying any of the following symptoms:
If you suspect that your loved, one may react violently or in a self-destructive manner, you will find it important to have a discussion with an intervention professional.
Quite good. There is a nine out of ten times chance to achieve positive outcomes if performed with a skilled and professional interventionist.
Yes. Even though positive results occur more frequently. Majority of the addicts will later turn around to accept and seek for assistance even when they rejected it during the intervention.
The method's effectiveness is achieved if performed by experts as confirmed by NCADD and our Affiliates. All involved people will be designated within the meeting, between patient and the interventionist. It is essential to ensure that the right people are involved in this essentially important stage to the success to the intervention.
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