An intervention is a process of overcoming the barriers, getting across to the addicts and making them realize where they stand and what can be done to come out of the spell of substance addiction. A properly conducted intervention is exceptionally effective in helping someone accept treatment. This can be considered as the first part of the drug and alcohol rehabilitation process.
An intervention process can be organized by any caring supporter or family member of the addict, "however professionals and experts, who have experience in conducting such programs, can be a better judge of the addict's physical and psychological condition," and consequently, be more effective in dealing with their problem and persuading them to take steps to overcome it.
Getting the addict to seek treatment as early as possible is the main, if not the only, purpose of intervention. But, this can be a challenging situation. You cannot force an abuser, under most circumstances, to undergo treatment. At the same time, you cannot afford things getting worse. Experts suggest many ways to overcome this dilemma, like training ourselves to stop protecting the abuser from the consequences of his behavior and leaving him no choice but to seek treatment.
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Conducting a drug intervention is a complicated and delicate matter. Addicts are in a special kind of mental state and trust no one. They believe that the whole world is against them. So, they may feel cornered and become more defensive. This makes the determination of a proper strategy and timing for intervention very important. The presence of a professional counselor can be very helpful here.
It is a fact that only a small percentage of substance abusers recover without intervention. For the majority assistance is inevitable. In fact, intervention is an indispensable part of the healing process. Along with the dependence on a substance comes a reluctance to tackle the problem. Addicts often use 'denial' as their defense mechanism. Conceit and ego also play their parts in denying addiction. Breaking this defense is the first step in the process of intervention. It is imperative that intervention be done safely and with confidentiality. The advice and counsel of an experienced, trained, and certified professional interventionist are essential. The interventionist must be knowledgeable in the right approach or treatment methodology. He needs to work in cooperation with the family of the addict.
The role the family and friends of an addict have to play in intervention is vital. Even when they are tired of trying various attempts to control the behavior of the addict, family members tend to protect him/her from the consequences. Stopping such rescue missions is an important part of intervention. The addict needs to fully experience the harmful effects of addiction.
Here is a Breakdown of the cost of an intervention as well as what it includes:
- Intervention Fee - $1500
- Includes the following
- Pre Intervention Meeting with Family Members
- Help with Family Finding a Treatment Center that fits their needs
- Intervention with Family and Addict
- Post Intervention Follow up Meeting