One of the main symptoms of drug addiction is denial. It is an outdated theory that the drug addict must be the one to take the first step and ask for help. If someone is in denial and does not even admit to themselves that there is a problem; what is the likelihood of them reaching out for help? Intervention is a way of confronting the addict and making them see that they are hurting themselves and others. Interventions have literally saved lives.
Not only has the drug addict suffered with, but so has his/her family and friends. An intervention gives loved ones the opportunity to not only confront the addict, but also to set limits and boundaries. It is a time to say “No more enabling, no more co-dependence and no more excuses.” It is proven that addicts who have had intervention seek help, often within a week. The long and short of it is; Drug interventions work.
The intervention may not be welcomed by the drug addict and loved ones must remain firm. Seeking the help of a qualified drug counselor is the best way to handle a proper intervention. A successful intervention shows the addict that not only is the family aware of the drug addiction, but they want it to stop and they are willing to emotionally support the addict through rehab.
Most drug addicts simply will not seek help on their own. This is true often when they have already hit rock bottom. They will, however, manipulate loved ones and prey on their emotions. The only thing important to a drug addict is their next fix. During and after an intervention, loved ones must stick to their convictions. Set the limits and be firm. This is the way to get results from the drug addict.
Interventions can be difficult, but they are not nearly as difficult as the thought of spending life with a drug addict. It also is not as difficult as burying a loved one due to drug addiction. Someone has to take action. Often, it is loved ones who take the first step and contact a rehab center for information on interventions. It is difficult to make a drug addict see how they are ruining their own lives and the lives of the people who love them. Interventions offer a way to do just that. They also give loved ones a chance to speak out and let the addict know that they will not put up with it anymore.
If you are ready to do an intervention or would like to discuss how to make one, call a Professional Chemical Dependency Counselor at Narconon to get help: 1-877-782-7409.