Everyone around an addict knows he or she needs treatment, but the addict typically does not recognise it. Many people die in this manner. Our goal is to provide as much information about the intervention procedure to the family as feasible.
An addict typically knows deep down in his heart that he or she requires assistance in order to stop the cycle for long enough to acquire the essential assistance. When an addict faces a serious difficulty (for example, he is arrested, evicted from his home, or loses his job), he is completely willing to discuss his addiction with his loved ones.
Unfortunately, if this opportunity is not seized promptly, the individual’s urge to consume the drug, combined with the overpowering surroundings, will push him or her to use it again, and it will be some time before he or she finds the fortitude to accept rehabilitation.
What are the causes of the addict’s behavior?
Things in the addict’s past or present that appear to be tragic events have something to do with substance addiction. An addict, for example, may have lost his best friends as a result of his addiction. Another example is a man who loses his wife and child as a result of his drug addiction. A family member can look at the addict’s life and identify hundreds of reasons why he or she should stop using drugs, but these reasons are not valid for the addict. However, there are issues that the addict perceives to be genuine or significant in his or her life, and which the addict views as grounds to stop using drugs.
It is critical to recognise these because they can be used during the intervention to remind the addict of the importance of seeking help.
What kind of pressure is the addict under right now?
The addict’s reality regarding his addiction is not always the same as that of non-addicts. He or she may, for example, have half-serious health problems, no friends, work, or income, but feel “more or less okay.” Many addicts have overdosed and come dangerously close to death, only to relapse the next day. This may appear irrational, yet it is merely a portion of the addict’s suffering.
With this in mind, the addict may face additional pressure, forcing him to make a serious choice between seeking help and continuing to use. Pending legal bills that might lead to jail time, threats of losing your husband or wife, and the loss of pending work are all scenarios that can place a lot of pressure on an addict to stop abusing drugs and get help.
Even if one does not work in your case, there are forces that may be used that will help the addict make the decision to get help. It’s all too tempting to assume that the addict is simply “trying to escape going to jail” or some such assessment, which is often correct.
An addict will only seek help if someone or something causes him to leave his “comfort zone of addiction” and force him to make a choice. Addicts who have money, a place to live, and people who approve of their behaviour but have no legal issues rarely seek assistance. They “are really not experiencing any problems.” It is critical to comprehend this, as it will be significant in the future.
Who should be on hand to help?
One of the most important aspects of the intervention is deciding who will be present. This is something we need to think about ahead of time. It’s less significant how many people are present than who is there. If at all feasible, the person that the addict most admires should be present. This individual is the addict’s opinion leader, and he or she must be present to provide complete support for the addict’s receiving of help, as well as to be well-informed on the actual agenda.
As many family members as possible should be present, as long as each of them fully agrees that the person requires assistance and supports the overall agenda. If there is someone in the family who is hostile to the addict and is unable to control themselves from presenting arguments and accusations, you should consider leaving that person off.
In general, the addict has many enemies and has wronged the majority of the family, but the arguments and indisposition do not help the cause of forcing the addict to seek treatment. In fact, it usually prevents this from happening because the focus of attention is on the discussion rather than the issue at hand.
There are also ways to introduce the addict via a 24-hour Helpline. This type of assistance passively drives the addict to recognise that their problems have solutions, motivating him or her to take the first step.
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We recreate the modes of secured therapies and help people in need by discovering the folds of sobriety bonded with various combinations of proven and secured treatment processes.
Believing in the faith and process of recovery, we believe there’s a better day in the future for our clients. Helping and guiding them at every step with best suited and functioning treatment processes, we have faith and trust in our empathetic, resilient and compassionate staff members, making our team one big positive and radiating family, hoping and praying only for the best.