What is Intervention?
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Addiction feels like a never-ending cycle of pain and misery, and it’s extraordinarily tricky to watch a family member, friend, or loved one fights and suffers with it. It is instinctive to wish to help, and do to everything possible to get loved ones, family members, or friends sober, however, time and again, efforts backfire and addicts profit from the situation to continue abusing drugs or alcohol. While many people may want to tell their addicted loved ones that there is a way for them to get help, they may have a hard time knowing how to communicate the message.
The easiest way for family members, friends, and loved ones to quit enabling and begin triggering change is to call for assistance to get the addict into treatment. An intervention is one of the best and most convincing methods for getting an addict into a rehabilitation (rehab) treatment program. It’s a counseling technique that appeals to the drug or alcohol addict to cooperate with rehab. An interventionist, the addict, as well as their friends, family members and loved ones are all key parts to an intervention. An intervention is most often used because the addict is unresponsive to pleas, opposed to getting help, or is blind to their problem.
Intervention is the most powerful tool to help with healing.
An intervention is a counseling approach that appeals to a drug or alcohol abuser to participate in a rehab treatment program. It is a carefully planned event that enables family members help an addicted loved one to start their recovery process. The purpose of an intervention is to help substance abusers acknowledge that they have a problem and willingly enter treatment. An intervention is not the same as therapy, and may not be enough to make the addict quit abusing drugs or alcohol.
In most facilities, addicts are taught about the disease of dependency, their triggers, and the right way to preserve long term recovery. Ideally, an addict will enter into a treatment program on the same day as their intervention. The treatment facility is where the recovery process begins. Treatment is the end game. For suggestions or assistance to plan an intervention for a loved one in the New York City area, contact us at (914) 386-2867.
An effective team makes for an effective intervention.
An interventionist is a professional who coordinates and leads the intervention. For the best experience, we seriously recommend hiring a qualified interventionist if they plan to host an intervention for their friend or loved one. Though friends and family are very concerned about addict, they tend to be too affected by the situation to host an effective intervention, and their feelings, thoughts, and emotions get in the way, risking the danger of causing the intervention to backfire. To avoid miscommunication, the interventionist usually asks friends and family members to write a letter to, or make notes to be read aloud to the addict. Letters include encouragement to participate in treatment, emotional pleas, or even ultimatums referring to rehab and sobriety. Interventionists have a deep understanding of the disease, and are usually addicts in recovery themselves. From their unique position, interventionists can successfully communicate with both the addict and their family and friends.
An interventionist uses a familiar language for both the addict and the addict’s friends and family, and can communicate effectively with and among each party. It is only natural to feel unsure or worried about confronting a loved one, and you will have questions about whether you can, or when would be the ideal time. Remember that addicts live unhealthy lives as a result of the people they associate with, and the dangerous environments they visit looking for drugs or alcohol. Here are some suggestions to help anyone planning and holding an intervention: Create the intervention group; research addiction; make a detailed plan; then rehearse and hold the intervention. To find an interventionist who is certified through the Association of Intervention Specialists or to speak with somebody regarding interventions, give us a call at (914) 386-2867.
Levels Of Care
Outpatient treatment is part-time, usually between 10 to 12 hours a week, meaning that the recovering user comes to the facility, but they do not stay in the facility. These programs usually run between three months to one year. Ultimately, outpatient treatment is right for those who have more mild addictions.
Inpatient treatment means the person stays at a facility for a period of time, usually between three weeks and six months. While staying at the facility, they undergo intensive treatment. Inpatient treatment has a higher success rate than outpatient treatment, but it is also more expensive. Further, inpatient treatment interrupts daily life. Ultimately, inpatient treatment is especially effective for those who have undergone serious addictions.
Residential treatment means that patients live in a residence with other patients. Treatment staff transport the patients to the treatment center each day. In this way, they experience the benefits of both inpatient and outpatient treatment. Residential treatment is best for those who want to keep their treatment and living areas separate, but they still want to separate themselves from their toxic environments.