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Planning a drug intervention is not as easy as it sounds. Without professional advice or assistance, you could cause your loved one to take a few steps backward on their path to recovery. Use the free resources online at Rehab Interventions to find local intervention specialists who can help with the process. We're available by phone or through our website's contact form. Reach out to us anytime you need to hear a friendly, helpful voice.
Planning a Drug Intervention?
Before you organize an intervention, it's vital that you understand the consequences of a meeting-gone-wrong and take steps to ensure the addict is confronted in a non-threatening way that shows the support of friends and family. A professionally-planned intervention will ensure everyone has the opportunity to say what's on their mind and talk about their feelings as they relate to the addict's behavior. In some circumstances, just hearing how their actions have negatively impacted the lives of those around them, an addict will feel convicted to seek help for their addiction.
Tough Love is Necessary
While in some cases, an intervention will have the desired results, in many more cases, it will simply serve as the starting point that leads to recovery at a later point in time. It's important not to become discouraged if a drug intervention doesn't have the immediate effect you had hoped it would. Stick to your commitment to withdraw financial and other support that has been enabling the addict to continue living the lifestyle they've been accustomed to and results will follow. Caving in after publicly making a commitment to withdraw support will cause unfavorable consequences that will again take time to repair.
The Roller Coaster of Addiction
Once confronted, an addict fully understands they can no longer hide their addiction from those closest to them. If support is withdrawn by loved ones, the addict's only option is to seek help for their addiction or spend less time in their existing circle and find new friends to stay with, get money from, help with child care, etc. If they choose not to get help right away, in almost all cases, they'll experience cycles of trying to get close to family and friends and receding into the shadows.
A Double Dose of Love
In certain instances, a second drug intervention can bring positive results when the initial intervention failed. Many addicts who have withdrawn from the lives of friends and family are looking for a reason to rejoin loved ones but find it's easier to simply continue in the life they've chosen. A second intervention can actually lift the burden from their shoulders and cause an emotional collapse that quickly leads to effective results.
You don't have to go through this process alone. If someone you love is battling a drug addiction, we're here for you with free support and resources. There's no better time than right now to plan a drug intervention for someone you care about who is trapped in a life of addiction. Call us right now and let us help you locate an intervention specialist.
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