Family Intervention in Temecula
Do you know someone suffering from the disease of alcohol or drug addiction and don’t know what you can do to help? Now you can, by creating an intervention. A Better Today (ABT) can help you create the intervention by guiding you through the process. If you’re hesitant to create an intervention for fear of backlash, it’s important to remember that the benefits outweigh the backlash. Our specialists will help you deal with the backlash as they help you create an intervention based on love, care, compassion and support. Intervention is one the best ways you can help your loved ones through their affliction.
What Is Intervention?
Intervention is a group based counseling tool comprised of family and friends with the purpose of helping convince an addict to enroll in treatment and get help for their addiction. Interventions include an interventionist, friends, loved ones, family members and the one afflicted with addiction. Typically, in intervention is held when the addict has ignored appeals to get help, or they are in denial about their condition and unwilling to get treatment. An effective means of revealing an addicts condition to them, interventions are an effective means of showing the addict their condition and creating an awareness so they take their addiction seriously. It can be moving and powerful for an addict to see their friends and loved ones gathered because they care about them. Often, intervention is the first step on the path of recovery for an addict.
Treatment or Intervention?
How to tell the difference? Intervention is a tool people close to the addict can use to convince them to get treatment. Treatment is the therapy they would enroll in, starting with detox, then rehab and aftercare. Often times, an addict won’t see the destruction they are causing themselves and their friends and loved ones. In the treatment stage, addicts can choose inpatient or outpatient facilities. In addition, in the treatment and rehab phase, they learn about their disease and how it affects them. They will receive the tools, and treatment that are proven to help addicts overcome their addiction, control their behavior and create a new, healthy drug-free life for themselves.
When to Create an Intervention?
How do you know when to create an intervention? As soon as the following warning signs present themselves: Drastic changes in behavior and relationships, losing jobs, violent mood swings, and criminal activity. Addicts are at a volatile phase in their life, and many people are uncomfortable in confronting them with intervention. If you feel uncomfortable, that can also be a sign that the addict is in denial and would give you resistance. All the more reason that you should take courage and create the intervention. You could be protecting your friend or relative from harming themselves or others. Waiting too long could result in further destruction of their lifestyle, overdosing, hospitalization or even death. For more information on how to create an intervention, talk to one of our trained professionals. They will guide you to starting an intervention based on love, care and compassion. Call today at (951) 221-0558!