1. Continued Inter Family Support System:
When a family comes together as a unit to plan an intervention, they are often drawn together hoping the addict will agree to treatment. When this fails, they all return to their normal lives with the shared sense of purpose to help the addict. It’s important to establish regular meeting times, even if they are infrequent, to continue to support the cause of helping your addicted loved one get treatment.
2. No Compromise or Bargain:
Victims of alcohol and drug addiction are of the false belief that they are in control of their actions and can stop whenever they want. They have their judgment clouded by the mantra “a little bit of whatever it is holding them back won’t hurt too much”.
In reality, they are not in control and need serious help to stop, and that is where you come in. Do not accept or conform to the promises of victims that they will quit on their own.
You are a better judge of the situation they have found themselves in. We should not present addicts with many choices to choose from. Don’t accept lies such as “this is the last time I’m taking this or that”, from addicts.
3. Promise Consequences and Stick to Them:
The main goal of an intervention is to get the addicted loved one to accept treatment. Withholding some benefits or removing any enabling behaviors or structures for their habits can help change their minds about not accepting treatment.
This is a way of giving them the power of choice to desist from it rather than begging and presenting them with a lot of options. For example, a high school kid involved in drug abuse could be deprived of the regular stipend or support he spends on drugs.
Any luxury that helps provide an enabling ecosystem that helps their addiction to thrive should be gradually taken away. This must be done flexibly as any wrong or harsh move could derail any hope of ever helping the victim get treatment.
4. Educated Second Intervention:
A failed intervention is a learning opportunity; now that you have seen the power of addiction you will be better prepared to face the disease the second time. The more prepared you are for contingencies the more likely it is that you can navigate through the second intervention successfully.
When you follow through with the promise of consequences for their actions, it gets clearer to your addicted loved one that choosing to continue in their habit is not the safest and most effective thing to do.
5. Seek Help from Us, A Better Today, Recovery Services (ABTRS) to Be Connected With a Treatment Center
Professionals at ABTRS will connect you with a treatment center that provides patient-focused care that is compressive and effective. At ABTRS we can connect you with a facility that can provide the necessary assistance to help your loved one stay focused on the road to recovery.
We pride ourselves in helping treatment centers save lives and promote healthy families. Having helped over 4000 courageous people who have reached out to us about their addiction.
Our core belief is that treatment centers should provide patient-focused care that is comprehensive and effective. They can help you in the following ways:
1. Treatment plans tailored to each individual and their needs as everyone’s journey to addiction recovery is different.
2. Provide resources and rehab to help your addicted loved ones,
3. Address any potential obstacles as they arise before, during, and after the intervention.
The specialists here at ABTRS know that addiction is a family problem and not just an individual condition. We are here to connect you with a treatment center, offer suggestions, and answer questions about getting through this difficult time.
If you or someone you love has a drug or alcohol problem, call us for answers today.