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Drug Intervention

Often, it’s difficult to discuss a loved one’s addiction with them. They may feel that there’s nothing wrong, or simply not see that there’s a reason to change. However, if you are willing to help them get the treatment they need, perhaps you should consider arranging an intervention.

Who Can Benefit from a Drug Intervention?

Interventions can be for anyone suffering from an addiction. If you feel that your loved one’s addiction is severely interfering with their life, consider staging an intervention. Often, addicts are stubborn or scared and unwilling to change, but an intervention may be able to give them the courage to take the next step.

IntDrug Interventionerventions are commonly held for alcoholics, as this is a disease that impacts everyone, not just the addict themselves. In the United States, alcohol addiction makes up 21 percent of all treatment centers admissions. Interventions can help anyone with an alcohol addiction see the benefits of getting help in a way that doesn’t alienate them or make them feel threatened. Interventions can also provide a space where you describe the ways alcoholism can hurt your loved one’s health and give them the option to get better not just for themselves, but for you as well.

Alcoholism isn’t the only addiction that can benefit from an intervention. Methamphetamine addictions have the highest treatment admission rates in San Diego. The drug itself is highly addictive, which makes it all the more necessary to convince a loved one to seek help. The intervention process can help you get through to your loved one as well as help show them what their life can be like if they seek help.

What Comes After an Intervention?

After your loved one has agreed to seek treatment, it’s important to have them admitted to a drug treatment facility as soon as possible. Fundamentally, this is done so they don’t change their mind out of fear. You may be called upon to undergo treatment as well, and the sooner everyone meets the obligations agreed upon during the intervention, the better everyone will be.

Although it may be difficult, your work is not done when the intervention ends. Your support is by far the most important thing you can give your loved one in the early days of their recovery. If their type of treatment program allows it, visit them, encourage them and above all, remind them of the progress they’re making.

Locating an Intervention Specialist

Our toll-free helpline is here to assist you in finding an intervention specialist. We’re also available to discuss any concerns you may have about the intervention.