It is extremely difficult to watch a loved one destroy their life with alcohol or other drugs. It is even more difficult when those loved ones don’t seem to want to change. Most often, they are paralyzed by their addiction and unable to ask for the help they need.
An intervention is a carefully orchestrated event to assist family and friends in convincing someone with a drinking or drug problem to agree to treatment. Those participating in the intervention are usually people with whom the addict or alcoholic shares respect or they believe loves and cares about them. Ultimately, an intervention is an act of love and works best coming from a place of care and concern.
Prior to starting an intervention, it is best to do some homework:
The intervention, facilitated by a trained interventionist, serves to create a crisis, breakthrough the denial and fear of treatment and lead the addict or alcoholic to accept help.
For more information about interventions and whether or not one is right for your family and friends, please call our Admissions team at (800) 373-2081 or (512) 697-8600 or you may complete a Contact Us form.