Usually the first step in any drug or alcohol rehabilitation is to schedule a family drug intervention. Let it be known that, in the collective world history of drug and alcohol abuse, there has never been an “easy” intervention. The very nature of it is difficult, and the sensitivity of such a subject is sometimes the reason why families delay an intervention or, worse still, avoid it altogether. In the long run, though, the drug intervention process is absolutely necessary for rehabilitation. Scheduling an alcohol or drug intervention for a young adult can seem like an impossible task. You need to round up family and peers, inform them of your loved one’s addiction, and get their unwavering support during the addict’s lengthy and difficult recovery. Then there’s the intervention itself. How do you go about even approaching the subject without a rejection from the young abuser?
A sensitive, guided confrontation, sometimes called a carefrontation, directed at the affected person is called a Family Intervention. Whether done in a family or workplace setting, Family Intervention is a way for the family and friends to confront the one they care for with kindness and respect, but also with direct honesty that will pierce the defenses of the addicted, helping them to see the damage their behavior is doing to themselves and those around them. Because family intervention is done by a group of family and friends, it makes an impact far more powerful than an individual could ever create on his or her own.
Highly qualified and certified Family Intervention specialists at Seabrook can help you deal with the person, the problem and the elements unique to your personal or professional situation. There are various models of Family Intervention that each require a certain amount of preparation time, but in most cases Family Interventions result in immediate entry into detoxification, alcohol rehab, drug rehab or other appropriate treatment setting. Contact Seabrook today if you have any questions concerning interventions or if you need professional help with your family intervention.