Helping a Reluctant Family Member
Dispelling "The Intervention Myth"
An intervention is where a group of family members and friends meet with a person who is struggling with a drug or alcohol problem. They share both their love for them and their concern about their alcohol and or addiction. Interventions break through these barriers by showing the person how they are hurting themselves as well as those around them.
Interventions - How they Work
Each friend and family member takes their turn expressing how the person's addiction has affected them. The person may perceive the intervention as a confrontation, so it is extremely important that the intervention be done in a very caring fashion. The goal of an intervention is to get the person to agree to get help right away.
It can be done - it can be done right. The most frequent barriers to a person getting help with a drug or alcohol problem are denial or just a refusal to get help. Both tend to occur when someone is either ignoring or minimizing the severity of their drug or alcohol use.
Interventions Are Successful - If They are Done Right
Intervention should be undertaken with the advice and counsel of a professional experienced with the intervention process. Interventions are delicate matters and it is vitally important that they be done properly. If a, friend, co-worker, loved one or family member is refusing to get help, please call or email us now, before it's too late.
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