One doesn’t know how to make a loved one get the help they need to leave the addiction. Living or just witnessing a loved one from afar addicted to drugs or alcohol can make one feel hopeless and helpless. It can feel as though nothing said or done changes the situation. But one is not helpless, and something can be done. Allure Detox can help guide one with the steps to getting help.
It’s challenging to help a loved one struggling with any type of addiction. Sometimes a direct, heart-to-heart conversation can start the road to recovery. But when it comes to addiction, the person with the problem often struggles to see it and acknowledge it. As a result, a more focused approach is often needed. Watching a loved one suffer from addiction can be a difficult and painful experience. One wants to offer help and support but isn’t sure where to start. You may need to join forces with others and take action through a formal intervention.
What Do Health Officials Say About Interventions?
20.3 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2018. In addition, almost 80 percent struggled with an alcohol use disorder. And with our nation still in the throes of an opioid epidemic, many families will turn to interventions to try to save their loved ones’ lives.
What is an Addiction Intervention?
An intervention is an orchestrated attempt by one or many people, usually family and friends, and professionals, to get someone to seek professional help with an addiction or some kind of traumatic event or crisis or other serious problem. An intervention combines education and support to provide the addict with a structured opportunity to create positive change.
When Are Drug or Alcohol Interventions Truly Needed?
Those suffering from addiction are often in denial and struggle to face the harsh reality of their addiction. While they should choose to seek help on their own, this is not usually the case. Many require the support of their friends and family to take the initial step toward recovery finally. An intervention may be necessary if your loved one presents with any addictive behaviors such as:
- Personal, social, financial, and professional
- unable to control the use of substances despite problems it is causing.
- They fail to see the consequences they have placed themselves in and remain in denial.
- Continues to be unreceptive to family members or friends’ feelings or opinions regarding addictive behavior.
Whether or not the intervention works, never give up. Don’t be frustrated if immediate results aren’t seen. Families shouldn’t give up, no matter what. Treatment works, and people can be persuaded to make the needed changes.
Interventionists for Families in the Palm Beach Area
Daniel Blakeman – Counselor, LMHC – West Palm Beach, FL 32583
Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Masters in Marriage and Family therapy. Specialize in relationships and family dynamics.
Jolisa Castell – Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, CCTP – Palm Springs, FL 33461
Dani Sullivan – Clinical Social Worker, MSW, RCSWI – Delray Beach, FL
Jena Kenny – Licensed Social Worker, LCSW – Jupiter, FL 33458
Sharon S. Lewis – Counselor, LMHC – Boca Raton, FL 32141
With help from our interventionists in South Florida, your or a loved one’s recovery from addiction can begin today. Speak with Palm Beach Interventions, and we will help find the best alcohol and drug rehab centers in Florida that offer personalized treatment plans for each patient’s unique situation.