If a person cannot admit they have a substance abuse problem, it may fall to others to step in. When they do, this is called an intervention. At the time of intervention, people will come together to discuss the problem with the individual. There are a variety of reasons this may happen. However, they are often one of the following:
- A danger to themselves
- Unable to admit they have a problem
- Causing problems at work
- A danger to others
- Unable to recognize their own problematic behaviors
In each of these cases, the persistence of the issue or issues has made it necessary for others to step in.
Why Is Intervention Important?
An individual who is unable to differentiate between normal and adverse behavior may require outside assistance. This can involve people at a variety of stages of life. However, when it comes to substance abuse, there may not only be an inability, but a refusal to admit issues.
The perception of self-control can be all that stands between a person and their ability to overcome their addictions. At this point, loved ones need to break down this final barrier and show the individual that they have lost all self-control. It can often be a difficult moment, but if done correctly, it will jumpstart the recovery process.
Who Benefits From Guided Intervention?
When people are nervous about organizing an intervention, it can easily fall apart. This may lead the individual to feel attacked or even shunned by the people who are trying to express love and concern. Often, a failed intervention can lead to even more issues and makes it harder to approach the person at a later date. This is why a guided intervention is beneficial.
A guided intervention involves bringing in a professional who is skilled at mediation. They will approach the intervention well in advance, allowing each person involved to discuss what they want to say and how they want to say it. The interventionist will make sure everyone’s thoughts are organized and that they are confident in their statements.
They will also ensure that each person has a chance to speak during the intervention. This may sound like a simple task. However, without someone to guide the intervention, it may devolve into a yelling match or unresolved silence.
The Road to Acceptance
Once a person accepts that they are on the wrong path and that they need assistance, the first step to recovery has been reached. However, the road to that point is fraught with possible dead-ends. It is important to remember that an intervention is not easy and that, without a guide, it may take several attempts to get to the point of true acceptance.
Intervention and the Road to Recovery
As the first step on the road to recovery, guided intervention comes at a pivotal moment. When an intervention works, it will start the dominos falling into place. A professional interventionist will make sure that you have the next steps mapped out. This will ensure that the person does not have any time to waste before entering a detox/rehab program.
If too much time is given, they may change their mind or become vindictive about being placed in treatment. In the end, some people will resist either way. These people will need to accept responsibility for treatment to work eventually. However, family and friends can feel confident that they have done all they can to facilitate the healing process.
How Twilight Recovery Center Can Help
When a family feels they are ready to put a loved one into a detox/rehab program, Twilight Recovery Center can help. We are ready to do all that we can to facilitate this transition.
For people with loved ones stuck in the grip of substance use disorder, finding the right facility can often be half the battle. There is a worry that the individual will be given sub-par care, that they may not have a good experience, and that if there are too many negative pieces, they may have a higher chance of relapse.
At Twilight Recovery Center
We provide a luxury rehab experience that will have lasting effects on your loved one. The care and attention we provide do more for our residents than any comparable program. Our beautiful beach location will instantly put our residents at ease, and the non-traditional therapies we provide, such as yoga and tai chi, serve to strengthen the whole person.
If you are ready for your loved one to enter a program but are unsure as to how to start the guided intervention process, It is our goal to point you in the right direction. Remember that this first step must be taken before someone is ready to come through our doors.
When this process is ready to go, we are ready to help. Contact Twilight Recovery Center, and your loved one will be in the best hands and well on the road to recovery.
When someone cannot admit to their substance abuse issues, family and friends may want to take action. However, the process may become muddled. That is why an intervention may be the best option. That being said, a typical intervention may place people at odds with one another. One person may be angry, while another is concerned but reserved. A guided intervention can be exponentially more helpful. Interventionists can add a level of focus to the proceedings and help organize everything beforehand. They will take the disparate pieces and form a controlled narrative that will apply directly to the individual. Twilight Recovery Center can show you how to accomplish this. Contact us at (888) 414-8183.