Alcohol intervention is required
for individuals who cannot stop drinking on their own. It may be
a young adult who is binge drinking and about to be kicked out of
school or the head of the household whose behavior is like a destructive
tornado damaging everything in its path, an alcohol intervention
is designed to interrupt the problematic behavior. This is successfully
done with a professional
interventionist who is trained to deal with both the loved ones
and the person who requires the intervention.
Drug Alcohol Intervention Specialists fills this role by offering
a national referral system of qualified interventionists who will
come to you and organize your group in a rational and logical manner
to minimize the fear, hurt and confusion that can undermine a family
crisis intervention. The purpose of an alcohol intervention is to
begin the process
of recovery from drinking by communicating in a loving and courageous
way how loved ones, friends and co-workers are affected by the drinking
and how it needs to be resolved. The problem drinker is often surprised
by the intervention despite his or her obvious problems and can
feel uncomfortable and get defensive.
An intervention is followed by checking in to a treatment
facility, following a treatment plan as an outpatient or even
living in sober housing for a period of time. At the very minimum
regular participation in a 12-step program is highly recommended.
A drug intervention is similar to that of an alcohol intervention
and often addresses alcohol as many people who abuse drugs abuse
alcohol in the same way. A drug intervention is often more intense
due to the nature of drug addiction. Drug Alcohol Intervention Specialists
professionals know how to deal with the secrecy, shame and guilt
that the user feels about his or her drug use.
Discussing drug use in an intervention, whether it is illegal street
drugs or legal abuse of prescription drugs, is extremely fragile
and stressful for everyone involved and it is important to have
an expert on hand running the show. There are specific techniques
on how to hold an intervention
for a family member and exactly what to say and what not to
A professional interventionist has been trained in addiction behaviors
and has had many hours of training in individual and group therapies.
Knowledge and skills with people in crisis are essential to maintain
the emotional stability needed in an intervention.
How to hold a intervention
for a family member can be confusing when you don’t know
at an alcohol intervention
what to say. Drug Alcohol Intervention Specialists will send
a qualified intervention
specialist to your door and make all the arrangements to ease
the family of as much burden as possible. Depending on the severity
of the abuse, interventions should lead to treatment and even sober
living facilities where the alcohol and drug abuser can really build
a foundation of recovery and positive choices before returning to
the old environment.
Drug Alcohol Intervention specialists can help the family get into
counseling if required and will make all of the arrangements for
center, sober living, 12-step program and counseling. The benefit
of having one of our professional interventionists is that they
can assess and customize the intervention and follow-up treatment
according to your specific needs. No two families are alike and
they all have different requests.