For the purposes of the intervention process, let’s use the word “addict” to describe anyone struggling with chemical dependency, alcoholism or other compulsive behavior. Most of the time you’ll hear people say that addicts can’t get help until they have “hit bottom.” We don’t believe that this is entirely correct. Addiction is absolutely a life or death disease and waiting for the bottom to come can be terribly frightening and is completely unnecessary.
The purpose of the intervention process is to allow the addict to see the bottom before getting there. Most of the time addiction creates an emotional chasm between addicts and families. This isolation creates a feeling of hopelessness and diminished self worth within the addict that can often keep them from getting help on their own.
It is true that the choices an addict makes can often create anger and resentment. We will help each participant involved to approach the experience of an intervention process with mindset of saving the life of your addicted loved one.
The Intervention Process
- During our initial call we will gather information regarding your loved one and determine if an intervention would be beneficial.
- We will discuss treatment options and determine the best level of treatment to engage your loved one in the recovery process.
- We will provide all of the training necessary to prepare each participant for the intervention experience.
- After your loved one has agreed to get help we will continue to support each family member and provide resources for education and support and assist with the transition back home and supportive aftercare.