95% of Interventions result in successful admission to an appropriate treatment program within 3 weeks
Active addiction, in any form, drugs, alcohol, gambling, food etc all have one thing in common. It is hell for everyone involved.
Intervention changes everything. Enabling moves to helping. Addiction moves to recovery.
Intervention is about not waiting for a rock bottom to break through, as this can take weeks, months and years of progressing suffering. Intervention sidesteps that and fast tracks the whole family straight to the point where recovery and treatment is a choice for right now.
Interventions are really quite simple.
Your interventionist hand hold you through the whole process. With skill and experience you will come to a point where you are all able to simply say, “we love you but not the addiction, please take this offer of help today”.
Why have you not done this before?
Fear. Most families have moved into enabling addiction as enabling appears to fix short term fears, yet in the long term does nothing to move a loved one into recovery. Intervention supports you all in your fears as you move together towards active recovery
So again, that question. Why would you do an intervention?. The simple reason is that this particular person you are considering is unable to initiate change based on negative consequences of their use of drink or drugs. They are clearly able to make rational decisions in all areas of their lives and make promises and commitments, but when it comes to the use of drink or drugs they will always return to using again at some point. It may well be so frustrating for you to witness this bizarre and troubling inconsistency coming from a person that you care about, that you find yourself attempting to make alibis and rationalisations to explain their behaviour from your own framework and reference point. This is normal, and results in the phenomenon of enabling. When a group of you get together to discuss the reality of what you are witnessing it is clear that some powers and forces are affecting a person’s life in such a way that normal argument or intellectual persuasion appears to be ineffective. It is also clear that the individual is starting to create a wall of denial to the extent of their problem. It is also evident that you are witnessing a progression that no one really believes is going to come to a happy conclusion. There can only be one effective choice. This is to change the course of a person’s future by intervening in their addiction with effective treatment. Your interventionist is able to empower you as a group of concerned others to assist a person to take the treatment now, thus preventing the worsening Rock Bottom experiences yet to happen.
Early intervention in a predictable condition ensures that a person will probably not have to lose their home, family or freedom. Interventions remove enabling and denial alongside early treatment, which in turn protects the opportunity for a fulfilling and happy live.