One of the hardest things in the world is watching a loved one destroy their lives with drug and alcohol addiction, which is why intervention is necessary. The addict does not realize, or refuses to realize that there is a problem. These individuals often lose the ability to ask for help and live with the delusion they can stop on their own and do not need help. The truth is that addicts and alcoholics are trapped in a powerful, chronic, progressive and often fatal illness that left untreated has serious consequences.
Addiction can be devastating to both the addict and their friends and family. Whether it is drug and alcohol addiction, internet addiction, compulsive gambling, sexual disorders, or food disorders, professional interventionists play an integral role in showing your loved one the impact of their addiction has on the family as well as themselves.
An intervention is a deliberate process by which change is introduced into peoples’ thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The overall objective of an intervention is to confront a person in a non-threatening way and allow them to see their self-destructive behavior, and how it affects themselves, family and friends. An intervention is successful when the person who needs help acknowledges the problem and admits willingness to begin the necessary treatment for their addiction(s).
For many families, an intervention is a last resort. If you have a loved one who is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction but he or she is resistant to treatment, sometimes the best chance for hope is to have a professional interventionist work with you and your family to encourage them to get the help they need. For more information, please contact Creative Care in Malibu, CA today. Your decision to get help for your loved one may be the only thing that will turn the tide.