An intervention is a process where the family attempts to persuade someone with a drug problem to seek out help. The most effective interventions are structured and solution-oriented. Though they aim to confront the person abusing drugs, it’s important that the intervention remains non-judgmental. The family members need to prepare statements ahead of time and make sure that they stick to the script during the day of the intervention. If the intervention becomes a shouting match or goes off script too much, it could make the person go further into the depths of addiction.
One of the best ways to ensure an intervention goes according to plan is to hire an intervention specialist. An intervention specialist helps make sure that the process goes smoothly. The specialist adds a neutral, third-party perspective to help the process. They are also an expert in addiction therapy and know the best ways to persuade people into seeking treatment. There is no such thing as a failed intervention. Every intervention is a seed is a seed planted in the person’s heart that will hopefully blossom into him or her seeking out treatment. An intervention not only helps get the person into treatment, but it also helps the family learn about addiction and that nobody is to blame for it.
There are different ways to go about trying to intervene with a loved one’s substance abuse problems. A simple one-on-one intervention might do the trick. Speaking to your loved on in a secluded meeting instead in front of a group of people might be better depending on his or her personality. If that does not work, maybe a classic intervention will. In a classic intervention, family and friends of your loved one will gather to express concern about his or her actions while lending support. Sometimes it takes more than one intervention. Often times, a parent will have a one-on-one intervention with the child before moving on to a classic intervention. Getting a loved one to agree on getting professional help for a drug or alcohol problem can be hard. Your loved one might reject the first confrontation. But if your loved one sees that he or she has support and people still care m, then your loved one will be more likely to get help.
The Johnson Model attempts to confront the individual abusing substances in a way that shows love and care. Instead of blaming the addict, the Johnson method aims to educate and motivate the individual to want change.
A healthy family systemic model includes support and encouragement. Letting your loved one know that people support him or her getting help is huge. Healing from addiction is not just for the addict, but the family and friends too. Everyone needs to cope with what happened during a loved one’s drinking or drug intake.
The Field Model incorporates aspects of the Johnson and Invitational Models. This model is specifically used to help when a person has the possibility of becoming violent or reacting in a negative matter. Given that possibility, a therapist will have to know how to act accordingly.
If you suspect a coworker is developing a substance abuse problem, then it might be on you to save his or her life. Maybe your coworkers friends and family do not see the signs like you do. Maybe they have held an intervention for him or her and it didn’t work. Step in and hold an intervention for them.
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Your loved one feels isolated and alone in his or her fight against addiction. Give your loved one the backup that’s needed. Holding an intervention for a loved one, not only brings the problem to the surface but shows that people still care. He or she might be in denial with other people, but most people who have a substance abuse problem are not in denial with themselves. Deep down inside, they know they need help. If you show them that they have support if they decide to get that help, they will be more willing to go to rehab. Let them know that you are not giving up on them.
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90 percent of interventions are successful when performed with the help of a professional interventionist.
Consulting someone who has history in interventions can help greatly. An interventionist keeps everyone calm and collected during the intervention. The point of an intervention is to help the person you care about can see that he or she needs help, not to attack. That sounds easy, but it can be hard. During the intervention, your loved one is going to deny that there is a problem. This makes everyone there anxious because they know there is a problem. Sometimes, friends and family members make judgmental statements that make the loved one back off from getting help. An interventionist can help with the communication flow of the gathering.
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