Sometimes, it is not the alcoholic who makes the first move toward change, but rather their family and friends. Intervention has become quite frequent across Canada and the United States and has proven to be successful. In fact, most alcoholics who have experienced an intervention seek treatment within 2 weeks. Anyone planning an intervention should be well prepared.
Rehab centers like Narconon, often help with staging an intervention for an alcoholic. Since they are trained in how to confront people with drug and/or alcohol issues, they are the best source of information. They can guide people though the steps of staging an intervention for an alcoholic. The first thing they will probably say is to gather family and friends together for a meeting without the alcoholic being present. This way, everyone is informed of the situation and what is about to occur. It will be very important for everyone to be clear on the rules that will be set forth, and also for everyone to remain firm about those rules.
In order to be successful, staging an intervention for an alcoholic must be well planned out. Family and friends should heed the advice given from a counselor at a rehab center. It is sometimes suggested that the counselor be at the intervention with the loved ones, because they have the experience dealing with them. Alcoholics can become enraged during and after interventions, but rest assured, by holding firm to the rules given, they will come around.
Staging an intervention for an alcoholic must be done firmly, but calmly. The alcoholic will probably do everything in their power to make it a shouting match. Remaining calm and stating the rules in no uncertain terms help the alcoholic see that they have no choice in the matter. Counselors at rehab centers deal with the tantrums of alcoholics on a regular basis, which is another reason it may be helpful to have one there during the intervention. They help keep the situation calm and in perspective.
A successful intervention may not yield immediate results. The alcoholic will try to bend and break the rules at every opportunity. Family members may have to turn to each other, and the counselor for support often. If everyone stays strong, and firm about the rules, within a couple of weeks, the alcoholic usually begins to see they need help. Staging an intervention for an alcoholic is not an easy thing to do, but often necessary and successful, in particular with the help from a Drug Rehab Center like Narconon.
For more information on how Narconon can assist you to stage an intervention, call 1-877-782-7409