What do you do if the person does not want help?
Family interventions that put the family first: A free intervention can help when you have a person in your life that has a problem and they do not want to receive help. Call us 1-800-819-9973 and we can help you locate an intervention specialist that can work with most people’s budgets.
Drug and alcohol interventions that are affordable.
Some of the interventions that you may have researched, can get to be quite costly if you do not shop around. Most interventionists will not guarantee that they will be able to get your loved one into treatment for his or her addiction. Choosing the right interventionist is very important and pairing the interventionist with the individual that needs the intervention, does help get the desired result; which is to get your loved one into the treatment so that they need to be happy and whole once again. Our family interventionist puts the family first as this is the foundation of any successful intervention.
Is there a good time to hold an intervention for a loved one?
When we think of holding an intervention for a loved one, there is always the thought in the back of our minds that the individual in question will come to us eventually for help. But in most cases, it takes something or several somethings to go adversely wrong for them to want to change. Most addicts, when they get to the point where their addiction is out of control, have already distanced themselves from the family and friends that love them. When you stop feeling loved and supported by friends and family, things start to spiral out of control. This is why it is important to act quickly and help them handle the addiction before it becomes too late.
As we watch our loved one become less and less of the person we once knew, it becomes apparent that things are not going to change on their own. It is at this point that we need to interject our influence and love on the individual to help them facilitate the change that is so greatly needed. We just can’t sit around and wait for things to change. It is our responsibility to help them come to the decision to accept help with their addiction.
The Intervention Process
- Starting with the initial consultation over the phone to one of our counselors, we will start to understand the scope and type of addiction we have to confront. We will also help you with ideas and suggestions on how to handle the addict while we get the intervention put into action.
- Once we have a plan and a place to hold the intervention we will start to contact family, friends, coworkers and anyone else that the person that we are holding the intervention for interacts with on a regular basis these are people who are not using drugs. We need to be careful in the selection of people to be present at the intervention so we can maintain a positive environment and a positive group.
Intervention family and friends training or commonly known as the (family intervention).
The first step and first day in the intervention process begin with the family intervention. This intervention on the family is where we learn how we are allowing and actually helping our loved one stay addicted to drugs or alcohol. It is in this session, that we learn that when we thought we were helping the addict out but actually the only thing we were helping to grow, was the addiction. Through this process, we will help you learn the actual scope of their addiction and how to best handle the situation to gain the best possible outcome.
Elimination of the “What IF’s”
We will help you understand all the main reasons that the addict cannot commit to treatment at this time. It is important to be aware of all the excuses that an addict can use to not change anything in their lives. We will address any and all issues that will put a roadblock in the way of the addict accepting treatment right now. There is never a good time to enter into treatment for addiction and no one plans to have an addiction problem that they need to address. If we wait for a good time, for them to enter treatment, it may be too late.
Once the loved one arrives they will be greeted with smiles and love. It is important to make them feel loved and be surrounded by family and friends.
- Introductions are made and then the interventionist will bring up the topic of the families concerns and tells them why we are all there and lowers the anxiety of the loved one.
- The intervention starts with stories, good and bad and concerns of how things just are not the same anymore. We all just want our loved one back. We use the training and the tools that were learned the previous day to get them to agree that treatment is the best option as they start to hear of the consequences if they choose to not enter treatment.
If the loved one is at the point where they are not in agreement for treatment, they will start to realize that all the enabling that has been facilitating their addiction will stop. One by one we pull things away until they realize that they are at the bottom and need help. Everyone has a bottom and at that point, we can offer solutions to their problems and get an agreement for help.
The main Reasons that interventions fail.
- The family tries to hold the intervention on their own, without training and help.
- A member of the intervention group is in agreement with the addict.
- The family does not follow through with consequences.
- There is an antagonistic person at the intervention.
- Someone tips off the addict to the intervention.
Call us today and we can begin the Intervention process together. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.