When a member of your family choose a way of life that destroys them gradually, it is heartbreaking. When that person refuses to changed and shut himself/herself out from rest of the world , family and friends will be at loss as to what to do and stranded. At point, many choose direct intervention to shift the direction of current situation. But to carry out an effective and successful intervention can be hard to do.
An intervention is usually done by family and close friends, is planned and directed confrontation with someone who is involved with drugs or alcohol addiction and destructive lifestyle. Through this, it will bring people together and create an increase in awareness towards drugs and alcohol issues and ways to help or prevent it. Convincing someone to get a treatment through direct intervention is quite effective, but it’ll require planning and professional assistance. Here are some methods for staging intervention.
Family and Addiction Specialist
It is crucial and important for family and friends recruit a professional aid in staging an intervention. Good intentions alone aren’t sufficient, you’ll be needing professional expertise to make it work and effective. You can’t just blindly confront, and help someone with struggling addiction, when you yourself know so little of the situation, you’ll need the professional expertise to properly do it.
With a specialist guide and help it’ll be possible to have the best intervention situation, and the specialist can give a hand should the situation go downhill. When a few individuals confront the person struggling addiction may caused that person to feel being ganged up on and retaliate. A professional or a specialist at present can help to calm the situation down and avoid dangerous situation.
Form A Team and Plan An Intervention (Drugs or Alcohol)
A good intervention is a planned out intervention, spontaneous intervention not only less effective but risky as well. Find a professional for starters and then move on to gathering family and close friends, people who care about the person struggling with addiction, subject of the intervention.
Everyone who will be present, need to make sure they’ve prepared in advance on what they’re going to say and choose your words and sentences carefully. Jotted down somewhere of how this person’s actions hurt you. In highly emotional intervention situation it is fairly easy to forget what you want to say.
State The Consequences And Present Choice
The point of intervention by family and friends is that to convince the person struggling with addiction to get treatments and leave behind the destructive way of life. Notes of what you’re going to say is important, but so do the consequences and solutions. Present choice to the subject of the intervention to agree on going for treatments or face the consequences.
It may seem cruel to state but it is a necessary evil. Things like financial troubles, no longer able to see a particular person, no longer allow to see their children. The statement of these consequences are not meant to be mean and cruel but giving the picture of what would happened if that person refuses to change or get treatments.
Staging and Follow Up
Follow up and follow through with the development progress of that person is the final step in any kind of intervention. If that person decided to go through a treatment, he/she must be constantly be reminded of the consequences. Because if he/she is not be reminded of the consequences, he/she might lose the motivation mid through the recovery process.
Family and friends can provide extra support by being there with them during treatment, have family therapy, changing the home environment to change the mood and promote positive mood to support the person difficult struggles. You won’t immediately know how to properly intervene but with research, prepare, plan and with help from professionals the intervention you stage will bring a real change.