What is family intervention?
An intervention is a gathering of key individuals who have been impacted by their significant loved one’s addiction. When someone you love is engaged in self-destructive behaviour, it is hard to stand back and watch and not be effected. Pleading with the person to change is usually met with a wall of aggression or denial. Sometimes, the person promises to change and may even maintain it for a time, but they always seems to return to the same old pattern of destructive behaviour. Intervention is the most loving, powerful and successful method yet for assisting people to break these patterns and accept help.
Health - Addiction is a physical disease, affecting the user's body from the inside out. Consequences range from liver disease, skin abscesses, premature aging, psychiatric disorders, memory loss, central nervous system damage and eventually death.
Environmental - It has been proven that environmental factors strongly influences or arrests the development and subsequent behaviours of the addict. Are you supporting recovery or enabling addiction?
Legal - Addiction involves legal consequences ranging from DUI, arrests, marital separation, divorce and loss of child custody. More often than not the addict will participate in illegal activities in order to support and maintain their habit.
Personal finances - Addiction creates financial crisis ranging from job termination, eviction, forclosure and even bankruptcy. Supporting your loved one financially by giving them money, paying their bills or employing them enables their addiction.
By identifying and creating the consequences and implementing healthy boundaries in a respectful loving and unified manner, you can help to manually raise the rock bottom.
All family members and key individuals are guided to work towards a common goal of treatment for the addicted person. The interventionists at Alcohol and Drug Help have successfully seen 99 per cent of clients admitted to treatment. Intervention is designed to relieve suffering and to empower all those involved to make healthier choices.
Do you know someone who you suspect has a problem with substances?
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