Drug dealers often target larger cities but traffickers never ignore the prospect of new markets. In Illinois they’ve already made deep inroads in securing those markets. Over 4,000 people die due to drug and alcohol related causes in Illinois, and we can be sure those numbers are set to rise (dhs.state). Our hardworking men and women, our families, are becoming trapped by this growing abuse in and around Rockwell. Additionally, alcohol and substance abuse is already a problem in smaller cities and suburban areas as disillusioned youngsters and experienced workers try to cope with rising unemployment and a lack of opportunities. Loved ones are choosing poor solutions to the issue, ones where the can forget their problems with alcohol and drugs. The euphoric high or drunken stupor temporarily washes away a weeks worth of bad feelings, but the escape soon becomes an inescapable habit, one only an organized intervention can identify and resolve.
When Loved Ones Succumb to Addiction
We can barely hide our contempt for the effects of drugs on strangers, or disguise our natural human compassion when hearing tragic stories of addiction, but it’s not until one of our loved ones is caught up in the web of drug dependency or abuse of alcohol that we react with understandable anger at the addictive effects. We feel helpless rage, wondering how far the addiction extends, and we desperately want to approach the family member or friend, begging them to listen to reason. The problem is, they won’t listen! They still believe they’re under control, reacting with anger at the interference. The resistance and denial has to be combated by confronting the addicted individual with their symptoms, battling denial with research and treatment options. The job of a Rockford interventionist is to organize a family and circle of friends into an effective support team capable of penetrating the denial and breaking through the resistance.
Time is often a critical factor in an intervention. The interventionist has the knowledge and training necessary to coordinate the most influential members of the family quickly, creating a group that is united in engaging against the family member in what could be a very emotional episode It’s only through emotional confrontation, love, and the careful presentation of symptoms that the loved one can come to the point where they accept the need for treatment.