Is your loved one constantly drinking too much at family events? Have they recently gotten a DUI or lost a job because of their drinking? Have they lost interest in activities they used to enjoy because of alcohol? Is alcohol a constant problem in your loved ones life? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, your loved one may be struggling with an alcohol addiction.
Those afflicted with alcoholism struggle with the incessant need to compulsively drink, even if it is negatively affecting their lives. The effects of this type of addiction are frequently destructive, impacting things such as finances, relationships, careers and more.
This dangerous addiction can lead to a number of symptoms that can negatively impact your loved one, many of which include the following:
- Feeling a need to drink alone or in secret
- Being unable to limit alcohol consumed
- Losing interest in activities or hobbies
- Trouble with memory
- Developing rituals centered around drinking (and becoming irritated when rituals are interrupted)
- Feeling guilty about drinking
- Experiencing relationship problems, trouble with the law, work issues, etc.
- Developing tolerance to alcohol
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when he/she is not drinking
These symptoms are only an example of what alcohol can do to your loved one and your family. When alcoholism starts causing your loved one’s life to unravel, an alcohol intervention can be the fastest and most effective way to address the problem and kick-start healing process for the addict and his or her loved ones.
AiR’s Alcohol Intervention Services
At AiR, our alcohol interventions focus primarily on how alcohol addiction affects the entire family. We provide tools for the family to adequately deal with the situation, and work to establish healthy boundaries that restore order during this chaotic time. Most importantly, our highly trained, experienced and educated interventionists work diligently to urge the alcoholic to accept treatment or face the consequences of his or her continued use.
It is important to understand that a great deal of work goes into an alcohol addiction intervention before it is executed; it is a process, not an event. First, the family will meet with one of our interventionists for a pre-intervention meeting, where the interventionist will educate them about alcohol abuse. One of the more important pieces of a successful intervention is involving the right people on your team, which is why we enlist our interventionists to assist you every step of the way.
Many of AIR’s alcohol interventions result in the alcoholic agreeing to receive treatment. However, it is important to understand that every alcoholic is different, and results can vary based on any number of things. Regardless of the result, our interventionists will be there to provide support and assistance to the family.
Alcohol interventions can be empowering experiences for everyone involved. Not only can families leave with a stronger understanding of the situation at hand, but they can also receive the opportunity for the addict to evaluate his or her actions, consequences, and future potential.
If you would like more information on how an alcohol intervention can help your family, call us at 800-561-8158.