When you see a loved one struggling with addiction, it hurts one deeply as the damage sometimes that is caused within the family is irreparable. The worst thing is, a lot of people struggling with drug or alcohol addiction live in denial and unless someone takes time to hold an addiction intervention, the damage extends to themselves and escalates a lot further really fast. The good news is that you can do something about it because if they are willing, they can get help for their addiction by getting intervention. Here is how to choose addiction intervention.
The very first thing to do is research and find what might be suitable for your situation before you go ahead with the intervention. Read blog posts and websites to find out more about the different kinds of intervention there are. The online community can be very helpful and you can ask questions on relevant online forums. There is no better way than to hear it from the horse’s mouth, find out what reviews have been given by people who have walked this same road before.
Better safe than sorry and since you cannot fully guarantee the success of the intervention you are going for, it is wise to have something on the side, an alternative. Get to learn as much as you can about each of the alternatives you have in mind so that in case the first fails you can try out the other ones.
Put in mind the fact that an intervention can fail or can be successful. So as to rescue your loved one from the addiction, it is best to not give up hope and keep trying to get them to admit to their addiction and have them get some help.
The other thing to consider is the aftermath of the addiction intervention. Look ahead and see what comes after the successful intervention. It is advisable to gather information about the rehabilitation centers, what is required during admission and the amounts charged so that you can then take the next step immediately after the intervention. Compare and contrast the different options you may have and prepare accordingly so as to avoid a gap where your loved ones start to rethink their decision after the intervention.
How bad is the addiction and do you think you need outside reinforcement? It is true that people struggling with alcohol and drug addiction get a bit violent when confronted with the problems they are causing others and the likelihood of getting some help. If you feel a need for reinforcement, ask a few friends and relatives to assist in the intervention and if worst comes to worst, ask a counselor you know to be present.