The addictive effects of many substances are such that the brain develops a dependence, a need to repeatedly use despite the harm the substance is causing to mind and body. Some unfortunates have a similar issue with alcohol and even a few recreational activities such as gambling and sex. There’s no lack of addictions, only a lack of people who care enough to do something about the situation. A loving family is hopefully one source of willing help, an oasis amid the uncaring world beyond the threshold of the home. The family will take note of the warning signs of the addiction and, when all other options are exhausted, begin planning an intervention. Taking this action one step further, family members can maximize the successful outcome of this sensitive event by recruiting the aid of an interventionist.
Organizing The Family and Friends
The coming intervention is going to be a time of emotional highs and lows. Upon deciding on one of the many models of intervention, the interventionist takes each member of the newly created support team through their responsibilities. Roles are assigned, tasks are issued, empowerment is felt, and a strategy comes together.
With the planning stage accomplished, research and education into addictive behavior finished, the family now stages the intervention with an authority that couldn’t have been felt without the expert guidance of the interventionist. Prepared reasons and observations related to the abusive, addicted behavior are stated with honest concern. The family works together as a united force determined to impart the momentum the loved one needs to stop using and accept help. Additional conditions are added to show just how committed the family is to following through with the intervention. If the addicted relative doesn’t stick to these conditions, completing treatment, then family members can show they’re serious by enacting harsh consequences, such as refusing to loan any more money to feed the habit.
The state of Virginia sits uncomfortably on a top ten list for drug usage among young adults (www.whitehouse.gov). A Salem Interventionist arrives with complete awareness of such facts and is ready rob statistics of one more victim. Recruit this expert, specialized counselor today and maximize the energy behind an intervention. Promote change in and addicted loved one and see him or her checked into a treatment center where recovery can begin.