What Is The Process Of Staging An Intervention For An Alcoholic?

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Alcohol Addiction Intervention

An intervention for a loved one who is suffering from alcoholism is imperative to begin a successful road to recovery. A drinking problem can develop over days or take years, it just depends on the extent of abuse. That said, the main problem with an alcohol intervention is that friends and family may wait too long to intervene with their loved one’s alcohol abuse problem because they never really know how long he or she has been hiding the drinking. It is a miracle Katie’s family found her before it was too late.

“When we drove up to the house there was like six cars and … I walked into basically an intervention,” Katie said.

 Planning an Intervention for a Suffering Alcohol Abuser

If you are planning an intervention for a loved one abusing alcohol you need to understand it may be difficult because of the temperament of alcohol itself. Alcohol is legal and commonly used in day-to-day life which makes it difficult for people to see their drinking has become a problem. Because it is hard for some individuals to view their drinking as a problem, it is a good idea to contact an interventionist. Also, an interventionist is experienced in holding successful interventions when your loved ones become argumentative or aggressive.

“I had to tell their parents like that their daughter is like abusive when she drinks,” Katie said.

When planning an intervention for an individual struggling with alcohol, it is vital to be aware of the type of drinker your loved one is to avoid conflict if he or she is under the influence. There are basically three types of alcoholics:

Social Drinker: A social drinker will have a beer at a party, a glass of wine with some friends, or a margarita by the pool. They aren’t doing harm to themselves or others while drinking. They are basically drinking to enjoy the drink.

Binge Drinker: A binge drinker will consume an excessive amount of alcohol in a short period of time. For example, they might go to a party and finish a bottle of Fire Ball in two hours and then not drink for another week.

According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, binge drinking is drinking more than four drinks for women and five drinks for men on any one occasion, usually within two hours.

Alcoholic Drinker: An alcoholic drinker is obsessed with alcohol. They fail to control their alcohol intake after starting to drink. This is the type of drinker Katie was. She was incapable of stopping once she started.

The Alcoholic Drinker

Alcoholic drinkers usually wake up in the morning with nothing else on their mind but when and how they are going to get that first drink. This makes a morning alcohol intervention problematic since they will be preoccupied, tense and in theory belligerent. However, if the intervention for an addicted loved one is directed too quickly after the first drink, his or her mind will be troubled and he or she will not be able to entirely appreciate or comprehend the depth of the alcohol intervention.

Katie’s family found the perfect time for an intervention. She had just gotten out of jail and had a period of absence. This may be difficult for some trying to plan an intervention because not everyone goes to jail. Don’t lose hope. You just need to find the right time for your loved one

Don’t wait for an Alcohol Addiction Intervention

An intervention professional can help your family work out the right time and place for an intervention. Also, the interventionist may help with the problems that could arise during the development of the alcohol intervention. If a loved one is struggling with a drinking problem, get in touch with us today. Do not wait another day staying hopeful your loved ones will identify on their own they have an alcohol problem. Their alcohol problem won’t go away on their own. Even Katie needed an intervention to give her the push she needed to change her life. Take the first step and get him or her the professional help that is needed to live a life free from drugs and alcohol.

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  1. It’s really hard to recover from drinking alcohol. That’s as best as we can we should stay away from alcoholic and teach our generation as well.

  2. The number of people who have trouble with alcohol may be larger, as 25 percent report binge drinking, or consuming four to five drinks within two hours. Drinking alcohol is a bad thing. We need to make our society aware of this.

  3. She took heavy drinks which was very lethal. It is very true that people in addiction always dream about the ways to get those stuffs.

  4. This is very handy as a lot of people seem to not equipped to handle addiction no matter what it is. That said, ALCOHOLISM is indeed an addiction and a lot more common. Around in my area as I said previously I have seen people drink liquor as if it is just water.

  5. Any type of drinker is not good whether it is a bringe drinker or social drinker, Consumption of alcohol is very harmful for our health.

  6. Thank you katie for sharing views . Really it will help because we believe in really story more than any factual or assumption based story.

  7. By your story telling I can get points that more better struggling with alcholic problem it Will be more save your live quickly, thank you Katie for your sharing

  8. I’m a social drinker because i just take some sips for the fun of it, but for alcoholic and binge drinkers there should be some form of intervention for them. they need professional help and loved ones should help them out.

  9. Some of the intervention to an addiction is regular and constant advice and getting closer to the victim. Getting out of addiction could be time taken.

  10. Its never an easy thing to deliver someone that has been marred with alcohol addiction. It takes time and special tactics to make such alcohol addict to flee from drinking excessively.

  11. This is definitely a very interesting and informative pice of information. It surely going to go a long way in staging an interview for addict and also awareness.

  12. I agree that some people don’t see their drinking habit as a problem. So it will be better to get an interventionist. It help them to stop being argumentative or aggressive I believe

  13. Thanks for the alcohol addictive intervention program it will help a lot of people giving them a nod in the right direction. This is a life saver program. Thanks for this information.

  14. Wow, I am really happy for them. They were able to overcome their weaknesses and as well as their own fears. We need to understand that they usually need help and understanding.

  15. Am very happy for Katie…. It is good to have close associate in such situation in order to recover fast. The most important thing is desist from drinking alcohol.

  16. This has been educational for me because I never knew there were different types of drinkers. Either way an intervention is one that should be done very early before things go out of hands.

  17. Acholic Drinks aren’t even the problem,those drunks are,there is no use drinking to stupor guy….. drink responsibly

  18. I have never heard of an interventionist before. I guess this is exactly what my cousin needs. Getting help for him has been difficult and he kept going back to drinking.The family gave up a long time ago. This article brings a ray of hope though. Thanks so much for this information.

  19. Thank you so much for this informative blog, many people are out there that are addicted to alcohol and it is very hard for them to recover.

  20. Thank you so much for this informative blog, many people are out there that are addicted to alcohol and it is very hard for them to recover.I hope when people read this they get to learn and help their loved ones.

  21. Plenty of people use alcohol to numb emotional pain or face stressful situations more easily. But Alcohol no matter the name you give your problem, alcohol don’t solve it.
    Great article from Katie

  22. Thanks for this information. I hope that we can always help each other in times of need, especially to those who needs careful attention. Prevention is better than cure.

  23. Great job from Katie! What she did was an amazing feat and she changed her life forever. Bless her and I hope she continues her road to sobriety.

  24. So helping an alcoholic addict requires some steps? One must know the type of addict the person is and get the help of a professional in such aspect to properly help. This is a very informative piece.

  25. One of the ways out of addiction is love. I mean, family and friends must not reject whoever is having the challenge. Two, he or she should made known the importance of rehabilitation just like Katie.

  26. excessive drinking of alcohol is the right thing I advice is that don’t take acohol to save your live,consumption of alcoholic is harmfully to human health thanks Katie for sharing this views.

  27. excessive drinking of alcohol isn’t the right thing I advice is that don’t take acohol to save your live,consumption of alcoholic is harmfully to human health thanks Katie for sharing this views.

  28. Very insightful and necessary for those addicted to alcohol. Having your loved ones group together for your well-being is a great step towards recovery.

  29. I think it is better to intervene as soon as possible so that you will not become an alcoholic for so long. It is right to intervene one of your family members who are an alcoholic so that it will not be worsen as what see to the other people.

  30. Wow, binge drinker, I think I know one that’s that, can finish a whole bottle today without hours and never drink for weeks. Lovely piece, thanks for sharing

  31. It’s a good thing to know there is always help available for those who are addicted to alcohol. Thanks for sharing this post.

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