Interventions for Drug Addiction
For many, it’s frightening enough to discover their loved one is using at all, let alone realizing an addiction has gotten out of control.
The following are signs of a life becoming unmanageable from drug addiction:
- Being unable to predict what will happen when he or she uses the drug
- Spending an exorbitant amount of time thinking about taking the drug
- Saying he or she can quit, but being unable to
- Mood swings
- Becoming unreliable, stealing from and lying to those around him or her
- Difficulty concentrating on projects and tasks
- Isolating one’s self and appears depressed
However painful and confusing to deal with, drug addiction is curable. With the right treatment and support, you can counteract the disruptive effects of drug use and help your loved on regain control of their life.
You may have spent all you have on helping a loved one get better, but found they’re still a slave to addiction. Whatever your circumstance, do not give up hope. We can help.
The Drug Intervention Process
Our highly trained and educated interventionists “raise the bottom” to help drug addicts and alcoholics receive the help they need before they destroy their lives and those of others.
Addiction affects not only the individual, but the entire family system. One of the most important pieces of a successful drug addiction intervention is involving the right people. Our interventionists will assist you every step of the way as you assemble your intervention team.
Prior to the intervention itself, the family meets with an AiR interventionist, for a pre- intervention meeting. During the pre-intervention meeting, the interventionist will educate the team about drug addiction and alcohol abuse.
Family members and friends may prepare letters in which they describe their experiences associated with the addict’s behavior, to convey to the addict the impact his or her addiction has had on others. Also during the pre-intervention meeting, a team member is strongly urged to create a list of activities by the addict that they will no longer tolerate, finance, or participate in if the addict does not agree to check into a rehabilitation center for drug treatment. We want to make it as difficult as possible for the addict to continue the abuse cycle. These consequences may be as simple as no longer loaning money to the addict, but can be far more serious, such as losing custody of a child. Family and friends read their letters to the addict, who then must decide whether to check into the prescribed rehabilitation center or deal with the promised losses.
Drug Abuse interventions with the correct planning and carried out correctly will often result in an addict agreeing to receive the proper help. But there will be interventions where the addict refuses treatment. Our interventionists are there to provide support to your family in the event that this happens, and help carry out the consequences of their continued use.
By refusing to seek substance abuse treatment the addict in general is saying to the family “I still want to abuse drugs or alcohol. I want to continue the family’s suffering. I want to control my own life.”
The family will be supported by the interventionist as they respond to the addict with the list of consequences decided upon during the pre-intervention meeting.
Using AiR’s proven method for drug interventions, the healing begins with you, your family and the addiction. We meet with you and others affected by a loved one’s addiction to educate, empower and provide the insight needed to properly deal with the situation and regain your life while supporting the recovery of the addict.
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