Alcohol intervention is the step we must take sometimes to avoid drastic effects. If someone is out of control with their drinking and their health and lifestyle is suffering, then it is time for family or friends to intervene.
In this scenario, when the alcoholic is on the defensive, and there is no talking to them because of their denial, just don’t give up. This person really needs your help. Denial is the main reason so many people don’t get the help they need, and end up suffering the drastic side effects connected with drug abuse or alcohol abuse. Even if all you can do is continue to ease the conversation into a helpful, insightful, hinting, any groundwork that can be laid at this point may help the addicted to realize help is needed.
Our professional comfortable, environment, and experienced counselors will lead the way to recovery, once the decision has been made to get help. In most rehabilitation programs, the abuser must actually want to get help and ask for it, and continue in a program or treatment plan. The whole idea with intervention is that usually the abuser doesn’t want to get help, and is continuing in the downward spiral.
In cases of spouses or family members, or even friends, the event may have to be set up to surprise the individual with the problem. If they know you are trying to interfere, you may not see them as usual; they may avoid all contact if possible. Just remember, this is denial and addiction at work. The person who is addicted is not thinking or acting in their best interest because they sadly have changed, and their best interest is a fix instead.
Also, keep in mind if you interfere with the set pattern of the alcoholic’s drinking plan, anger toward you is a definite outcome. But, it is worth it for the time being; forgiveness and understanding will occur later with change and healing.
What is an intervention? It is the opportunity to save a life. If you would like to speak to a specialist at our center, please contact us today.