Intervention in Sunnyvale
If you can no longer handle watching a family member or close friend battle against an addiction, then now is the time to start thinking about holding an intervention. An intervention can be the best way to point out to an addict that they have a drug or alcohol problem and they need help. Addicts may think that when they continue to abuse harmful substances that they are only hurting themselves. What they do not realize is that their addiction can take a toll on everyone in their family, circle of friends and career. Putting an intervention together may be the difference between life and death for your loved one. If you suspect a loved one of using drugs or alcohol, A Better Today urges you to act soon before it is too late.
What Is an Intervention Exactly?
An intervention is a gathering approach that, hopefully, appeals to a drug or alcohol abuser to participate in a rehab program. An intervention is directed by the participants which may include the addict’s family, friends, and other loved ones. Typically, people start up an intervention because the addict is unresponsive to pleas, unwilling to get treatment, or is denies they have an addiction. An addict may only seek help if they know they have support in order to do so. Many times, addicts feel isolated and embarrassed that they need help to overcome an addiction so make sure your loved one knows the intervention was staged out of concern and to show support.
How and When Should I Act
For your loved one’s sake, the sooner the better. You have to make sure that when you perform the intervention that you and the other who have gathered are not being judgmental. If the addict feels that everyone has come before them to attack and criticize them then he or she will tune it out or become defensive. This situation will lead to an unsuccessful intervention because the addict will not have any interest in seeking rehab or continue to deny that they have a problem. It would also be a good idea to have a professional interventionist present, or at least a neutral third party, so that they can help both sides relay their message to one another. Showing concern, support and forgiveness toward the addict will help keep the atmosphere of the intervention at the level you need it to be so your loved one can realize they need help. A Better Today can provide you with all of the information you need in order to have a successful intervention. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about how or why to hold an intervention, please call 408 214-0420 . A Better Today is here to help you get your family and friends on the path toward recovery so that you can get a peaceful feeling knowing you do not have to worry about their addiction killing them.