They are operating under the delusion that they have their substance abuse cycles under control and they are causing no harm to anyone. When family members or loved ones reflect that their life has become out of control and they are harming others, as well as themselves; the addict may be unrelenting in grasping their drug of choice. Their need for medicating in order to deal with life on a day-to-day basis far exceeds any negatives they may see reflected in their using.
Family and friends may gather to discuss the best course of action to secure help for the addict. A discussion may also ensue as to the impact the behaviors of the addict has had on the individuals of the family, as well as the group as a whole. Often these behaviors include theft, emotional and physical abuse, alienating family members, an inability to continue to work and support the spouse and/or children – and many others behaviors. When a group decision is made to discuss these problems with the addict; this is done with a concerted desire for positive change and love for the addicted member.
After repeated failed efforts to bring about a healthy change in the addict, a professional intervention may be in order. Whether request for intervention is made by a member of the clergy, family members, friends or a therapist, the initial request is typically met with resistance by the addict. However, with the combined efforts of an intervention specialist and loving and supportive family and friends, often the addict can be lead into the positives associated with a path of sober living.
The intervention specialist will begin by requesting a letter from each of the addict’s family members, friends or other participants in the intervention team, describing their experiences and the direct negative impact that his or her addiction has had on them personally. The letter will also detail a list of the behaviors that will no longer be tolerated or financed, in the event the addict should fail to enter into rehabilitation. Each member of the team will read their letter to the addict family member, friend or loved one. At the end of this session, the addict will be asked to make the decision – to enter rehab or deal with a concerted loss of support.
Interventions are typically very emotional and stressful. They can cause feelings of betrayal, anger and resentment in the addicted family member or friend. However, the alternative to this is watching them continue onward in their downward spiral of emotional, psychological, and oftentimes, financial failures. The help of an intervention specialist may be the solution for your addicted loved one to choose the healthy life associated with drug recovery.
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Company Name: Cycles of Change Recovery
Contact Person: Joe Hunter
Address:36451 El Camino Dr.
Country: United States