INTERVENTION: BRING YOUR FRIEND OR LOVED ONE BACK FROM ADDICTION
When it comes to addiction, family and friends can very easily mean the difference between recovery and relapse; and life and death. An intervention is an effective and genuine way to let your addicted loved one know you’re there for them and that you want to help them get better without judging them for their illness.
Recovery Unplugged has helped families all over the country mobilize and guide a loved one struggling with substance use disorder toward treatment, recovery, and a better future.
In the context of substance use disorder, an intervention is a gathering of concerned loved ones who have assembled in hopes of getting a person struggling with drugs or alcohol into treatment. The process is meant to illustrate to the addict how much their drinking or drug use has affected each person in attendance to start to see the impact of their behavior and what it’s done to the people they love. Participants in an intervention could be anyone, depending upon the person’s family or social situation. Sometimes influential figures, like bosses, clergy or community leaders may also attend.
Intervention is an inherently emotional process, and it’s easy to let these emotions devolve the process into bickering, name-calling and hurt feelings. A trained and experienced interventionist can help your group keep the process on track by acting as an objective mediator trained in conflict resolution and the psychology of addiction. Many interventionists are in recovery themselves and can offer experienced insights into your loved ones’ behavior. Your interventionist will also work with you to arrange logistics and even treatment if your addicted loved one accepts help.
Recovery Unplugged is standing by to guide your addicted loved one toward lasting freedom from alcohol and drug addiction, beginning with the intervention process. We have helped thousands of families expedite the treatment process and take the first steps toward lasting recovery. Contact us now for more information.