Addiction ruins millions of lives in our country every year. Not only the addicted individuals but their families and loved ones also suffer from the addiction. It can be excruciatingly hard to watch as a loved one sinks deeper and deeper into the depths of drug or alcohol addiction. You may try talking to the individual to no avail. Many times, this is because the person is in denial that they even are addicted to a substance and especially that they need help for substance abuse. But how do you know whether to call an interventionist to stage an intervention or not? Will this help or hinder reaching the addicted individual in a way that will make them want professional help?
When a person has a drug or alcohol addiction, they literally hijack the lives of their family members and loved ones. It can seem as if every hour of every day is controlled by the loved one’s addiction. The addict is either high on drugs or alcohol or contemplating ways of getting more of their substance of choice. Therefore, the family is in turmoil 100% of the time.
An addict will manipulate family members, loved ones, and friends in every way to get what they want. Addicts are masters of manipulation. They will talk you into giving them money by telling some story of how they or their kids need groceries or the lights are going to be turned off. They will tell you just about anything they can come up with to get you to feel sorry for them and give in to their wants. Sometimes the family has to call an interventionist to set up an intervention so they can return to some sort of normalcy in their own lives.
If the addict reaches a point where you fear for their life, it is time to call an interventionist. Overdosing from drugs, especially heroin or other opioids, is happening daily in the United States. If your loved one has gotten to the point that you don’t just worry about them getting their life back on track, but you worry about them dying from an overdose, it is definitely time to step in and call an interventionist to help you get them the professional treatment they need.
Electing to hold an intervention for your addicted loved one is not an easy decision. Sometimes you feel as if you are betraying your loved one. You may feel as if they will think that their family and friends are ganging up on them. You must assure them from the beginning that this is not what is happening. Let them know that all of you are there out of love and concern for their well-being.
If you call an interventionist, you can receive the help of a professional who will guide you through the planning period of the intervention. During the intervention, the professional interventionist can keep the meeting calm and can bring order if it starts to get out of hand and go awry. Many families think that the only purpose of an interventionist is to see that the addict gets into rehab. This is far from true. Interventionists take a genuine concern in each family that they guide through this procedure.
It is never too late to stage an intervention for your loved one. However, the longer they continue abusing drugs and the deeper they become in their addiction, the harder it is to convince them to seek help. As long as you can reason with your loved one, there is still hope that you can reach out to them and convince them to seek professional help at an inpatient addiction rehab facility. Don’t ever think that it is too late to call an interventionist to guide you through planning and carrying out an intervention for your loved one.
To learn more about what professional interventionists can help you with, contact one of our informed representatives today. They can answer any questions you may have from the planning stages of an intervention to the aftercare of your loved one after completing rehab. Call today! It’s not too late!