Concerned loved ones are usually at the breaking point by the time they make the decision to execute an intervention for a relative or friend who has a substance dependency and may soon realize that they are dealing with something far out of their league to handle on their own. Understandably, discussing a drug problem head on with a loved one is usually always a touchy subject. However, an intervention does not have to reflect the bitterness, anger and frustration family members or friends may feel when dealing with an individual’s destructive lifestyle to reap the best results from it.
An Aurora interventionist who is specifically trained to handle substance abuse intervention can lighten the load a family may be experiencing as to the timing and strategy needed to bring an effective intervention into reality. The guidance from an interventionist can help the participants of an intervention learn how to approach the individual in a clear, but respectful way so that he or she recognizes the pain and hurt they have caused to the people they love by continuing their habit without it feeling like a police interrogation. It is important that all involved keep their emotions in check because the ultimate goal of an intervention is to get the person to listen to what concerned family members and friends have to say to hopefully accept the help they offer.
A loved one addicted to drugs is understandably incapable of managing their life on their own. They seek new “friendships” that justify their drug habit and that discourage them from changing. As time goes on, they become numb to any red flags when they witness the results of their destructive habit. The warm relationships that they once shared with the people closest to them begins to deteriorate as they make one bad decision after another. It’s important for intervention participants to realize that even when a loved one is aware that everything in their life has gone wrong since they started a drug habit, they may still decide not to seek treatment. The drug intervention process may have to take place for day, weeks and even months after the first scheduled confrontation. All involved must be willing to adjust to unexpected changes in circumstances to see an intervention to its completion if the loved simply needs the extra motivation to seek rehab treatment when the time is right.