You don’t have to perform an alcohol intervention or drug intervention on your own. Discovery Point Retreat is here to help.
If you believe a family member or friend is addicted to drugs or alcohol, a substance abuse intervention can help them realize they need medical detox and rehab. In short, it’s a discussion — and an opportunity for you to help your loved one.
Some interventions are easy and straightforward. Others involve a great deal more resistance — and don’t succeed in any agreement to get treatment. Discovery Point Retreat can provide you with support and guidance, so your intervention is more likely to be successful.
It’s not unusual for people in active addiction to deny the severity of their substance abuse problem — and even claim they don’t have a problem in the first place. Simply tell them about the ways their behavior has caused problems, using a tone that’s loving and encouraging.
An intervention isn’t something to attempt without considerable preparation. The goal isn’t to make you feel better. It’s to convince your loved one to get the addiction treatment they need for a healthier, more fulfilling life.
Some people find it easier to speak with the addicted person one-on-one, rather than risk overwhelming them with a large group. Be cautious not to grow accusatory or assign blame. And remember that you and your loved one are on the same side; they’re not your adversary.
Keep these objectives in mind to guide the discussion:
Awareness. Open the person’s eyes to the effect their substance misuse has on family and friends.
Motivation. Get the person with substance use disorder to agree that they have a problem and need help.
Action plan. Create a strategy for recovery with step-by-step goals and guidelines.
These conversations can be difficult. Fortunately, our team of clinical and behavioral health specialists can support and guide you in approaching the intervention. We understand the complex emotions that surround addiction, and can give you tools to maximize your chances of a successful substance abuse intervention with your loved one.