Intervention means family, friends, co-workers, or neighbors of a person struggling with addiction, interferes, sometimes initiating a confrontation with the person, in order to get them to improve their quality of life.
An intervention involves a structured discussion with the goal to get a person suffering from addiction to understand they are harming themselves, and others, who love them and will support their efforts to change their lives.
Long Island Sunrise Detox offers intervention services conducted by trained clinicians who can help engage a smooth discussion process with positive results. An interventionist will explain to the person how their destructive behavior has affected others around them. Each member of the intervention group may speak of specific instances, that indicates there is a need for addiction treatment, and they may give an ultimatum that requires the person to choose treatment or face consequences.
There are people who feel it is best to let a person “hit rock bottom” on their own, however, successful interventions have proven that after an addicted person hears loved ones speak about how they feel, they are inclined to willingly accept treatment. Studies show that a structured intervention, carried out by a professional, has a 91% of successfully getting a person into a treatment program. For an intervention to have the most chances of success, all close family members must come together to help a loved, but lost member of their family unit. The interventionists of the Long Island Sunrise Detox are not just professionally certified and trained; they are excellent communicators, compassionate and skilled at bringing families together.
Consequences of Not Intervening
Families who don’t accept, or can’t come to terms with a loved one’s addiction, can worsen the problem and further alienate a person who genuinely needs help. The loss of connection with their children, loss of a job, and loss of marriage are just some of the consequences of not intervening.
Loss of Job
Addiction affects work performance, including the loss of the ability to make a living. People with active addiction will find it difficult to maintain a meaningful job.
Loss of Life
Interventions are never easy, but they are usually the only recourse left to save the life of a loved one. Addiction is dangerous, powerful, and deadly. Reach out to Sunrise Detox in Long Island for a professional intervention that will help motivate a loved one into accepting treatment.