It’s difficult to get through to a loved one struggling with substance abuse because drugs and alcohol are calling all the shots in their life. Addiction is a disease that has taken over their brain, behaviors, and personality.

Starting a conversation about addiction or mental health treatment is an act of bravery and compassion. It’s a way of showing someone that they have support on their path to recovery. Sometimes, enlisting the help of a professional trained in communicating with people who are in the throes of addiction and resistant to treatment is the best way to move forward.

We Can Refer You to an Interventionist

Finding the right interventionist can feel overwhelming. We have relationships with some of the most effective and experienced interventionists and we can connect you with them. Our admissions teams can speak with you about your loved one and refer you to appropriate interventionists for your situation. Call us at 888-973-2078 to receive help in holding an intervention.

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Are Interventions Effective?

Interventions are typically more effective when led by a trained interventionist. They can guide the conversation and make sure everyone is communicating respectfully and honestly. A professional interventionist can help you communicate in a way that doesn’t put your addicted loved one on the defense. They’ll work with you ahead of time to plan what you will say and how to best say it. They can help set up the transition to treatment should your loved one agree to go.

Should I Hold an Intervention for My Loved One?

It’s difficult to get through to a loved one struggling with substance abuse because drugs and alcohol are calling all the shots in their life. Addiction and mental illness can take over a person’s life, impacting their feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and personality.

If your loved one refuses to talk about their struggles or denies having a problem, it can be frustrating and heartbreaking. However, it’s important to remember that your loved one may not have full control over their actions. When struggling to get through to a loved one, holding an intervention can be a helpful approach.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Interventions

Before holding an intervention for a loved one, most people have a long list of questions. To help you gain a better understanding of what to expect during  an intervention, we have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions.

What is an intervention?

An intervention is a carefully planned meeting where loved ones, friends, and sometimes professionals come together to show their support and encourage the individual struggling with addiction or mental illness to seek help.

What is the point of an intervention?

Hearing loved ones share how their drinking and drug use has impacted their lives and how concerned they are for them is often a turning point for some people with addictions.

How to hold a successful intervention

To hold a successful intervention, it is important to plan ahead, practice patience, and have a clear goal in mind. Remember, you are doing this out of love and concern for your loved one’s well-being.

What are the benefits of getting an interventionist?

An interventionist can also answer any questions your loved one has about treatment. Many of them have been through treatment themselves. For instance, they can tell them what detoxing from drugs and alcohol is really like and why going through it in a medical facility is necessary. They can also refer them to treatment centers and talk about what they can expect during a typical day in treatment.

How To Hold an Intervention

Interventions should be organized with the help of a professional interventionist who can guide you through the process and provide valuable resources. It’s important to keep in mind that interventions are not meant to force someone into treatment but rather to show them how much they are loved and supported while also emphasizing the importance of seeking professional help.

What to Expect During an Intervention

During an intervention, it’s important to express your concern for your loved one’s well-being without attacking or blaming them. Use “I” statements, such as “I am concerned about your health,” instead of “you” statements, which can come off as accusatory. It’s also important to be prepared for different reactions from your loved one, whether it be denial, anger, or defensiveness.

It’s crucial to have treatment options ready and available during the intervention. This shows that you are serious about helping your loved one and eliminates any potential obstacles in seeking treatment. A professional interventionist can help provide resources and recommendations for appropriate treatment programs.

What to Do After an Intervention

After the intervention, it’s important to continue offering support and encouragement for your loved one’s recovery journey. Offer to attend therapy sessions or support group meetings with them if they feel comfortable. Let them know that they are not alone in this process and that you will be there every step of the way.

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How to Support Yourself Before, During, and After an Intervention

Remember to take care of yourself as well during this time. Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be emotionally and mentally draining. Make sure to seek support for yourself, whether it’s through therapy, support groups, or self-care activities.

Seeking professional help from a therapist or counselor can also be beneficial for you and your family during this difficult time. A trained professional can offer insight into how to effectively communicate and manage the complex emotions that come with having a loved one struggling with addiction.

How to Support Your Loved One During Their Recovery Journey

While providing emotional support throughout a loved one’s recovery, it’s equally important to set boundaries and hold your loved one accountable for their actions. This may involve tough love tactics such as cutting off financial assistance or refusing to engage in enabling behaviors.

Don’t forget to celebrate the small victories along the way. Recovery is a long and challenging journey, and it’s important to acknowledge progress and growth, no matter how small it may seem. Take time for yourself and practice self-care regularly to avoid burnout.

Remember, you can’t control your loved one’s addiction or recovery, but you can take care of yourself and seek the support and resources you need. With patience, understanding, and perseverance, both you and your loved one can navigate through this difficult time together. 

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Entering Treatment With Aliya Health Group

At Aliya Health Group, we understand how challenging it can be to support someone with substance abuse issues. That’s why our team of experienced professionals provides comprehensive treatment and support for both the person struggling with addiction and their loved ones.

Our approach focuses on treating the underlying causes of addiction, such as trauma, mental health disorders, and environmental factors. Our team works closely with each individual to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs. We also offer support for family members through therapy sessions and educational resources. We believe that involving family in the recovery process can greatly improve outcomes and promote healing for everyone involved.

We understand that the journey towards recovery is not easy, but we are here to support you every step of the way. Our team is dedicated to providing a safe and compassionate environment where individuals can heal and find lasting recovery. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please don’t hesitate to reach out by calling 888-973-2078. You don’t have to face this alone. Let Aliya Health Group be your loved ones’ guide in building a healthier, happier life free from substance abuse.

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