Few situations in life leave people feeling more helpless than watching a loved one oblivious to or in denial of their alcoholism or drug addiction. It can rip families apart and in many cases it can end lives.
If you find yourself in this situation, there are steps you can take to help. One of the most effective is an intervention. Rather than waiting for your loved one to come to a grand awakening on their own, you take a measure of control over the situation, helping your loved one realize that there is a problem and it can be treated.
In an intervention, you gather family and friends to sit down with your loved one in an attempt to convince them changes need to be made. While you can undertake this task on your own, it is recommended that you contact an intervention specialist like the ones at GH Recovery Solutions beforehand to ensure the effectiveness of your intervention.
Our GH Recovery Solutions interventionists can simplify the intervention process by helping you decide which family members and friends should help with the intervention, aiding in your preparation of intervention letters, and planning your loved one’s treatment.
The intervention letter you and the other intervention attendees write are crucial to the process. It is important that everyone knows exactly what they will say during the intervention, and that the message is conveyed in the proper tone. There is an art to writing intervention letters. You want to let your loved one know that you love them but are concerned about their well being. You want to be supportive, but you also want to ensure action is taken.
Before you hold the intervention, make sure you have a treatment plan in place. Your loved one may never be more open to receiving treatment than immediately following the intervention. Do not give them a chance to reconsider. Once they admit the need for help, getting them that help immediately is a sign of your love.
If you have any questions about a drug intervention for a loved one or how to be an interventionist, contact GH Recovery Solutions at (888) 345-2025.