You find yourself struggling with a loved one that has an addiction. They don’t listen to you or they don’t see any problems with what they’re doing. You know the implications an addiction has imposed on your family’s life, but feel at a loss of what to do about it. In desperation, you turn to the internet. You’re looking for a treatment center, near you, to help with an intervention process. While some that don’t, others will.
Most rehab centers know how an addicted person can fight even the idea of recovery in a treatment center. So, some will offer some type of intervention plan to help families reach the addicted person. Some programs will even stand by you every step of the way to offer you support while you try to convince the loved one to get help for the addiction. We’ll discuss what a process could look like, how it could benefit an addicted person, and when to implement an intervention plan.
The process for a treatment centers intervention plan
Each center is different in how they implement this kind of plan. Here, we walk through what most programs do. The process begins with a consultation with the family. The intervention specialist will evaluate your situation based on the answers given during this interview. If they feel that an intervention is necessary, then the next step is usually the paperwork stage. They take information, including insurance coverage. Once they verify your insurance or set up a payment plan, a specialist will meet with you and your family separately from the addicted individual.
You’ll discuss how the next meeting will go with your loved one. The specialist will offer tips on how you should respond and what role they will take during the last meeting. Once the meeting takes place with the addicted person, the specialist will begin to build a rapport with them and set up themselves as a trusted person in the addict’s life. When that’s established, they’ll begin to encourage your loved one to seek help for their addiction, that far worse things are to come if they don’t get help.
Benefits for a treatment center’s intervention plan
By establishing a trusting relationship the person conducting the intervention can help the addict see their situation in a whole new light. Your loved one is so controlled by their addiction, that it’s hard for them to believe the negative aspects of the situation. They don’t agree with the financial struggles you may be facing. An addict may not understand the frustrations you may feel about their impulsive behaviors. They don’t usually have a clue that you’re struggling at all, or they think you’re making it up. Having someone, not connected to the family, explain it to them might be what’s needed for them to admit that they need the help.
An intervention specialist can explain the process of how a treatment center works and all the things they can expect when attending one. They’ll answer any questions you or your loved one may have about the whole process. If the addicted person finally gives in and agrees to treatment, the specialist, in some cases, can accompany the person to the facility to help them settle in.
When an intervention plan should be implemented
The timing is always a confusing aspect of getting someone help. Many people have been in your situation and just didn’t know when to actually ask for intervention. Waiting to see what happens, later on, is never a good idea. Getting the help, the addict needs, as soon as possible is always the best answer. You want to avoid bad things happening in the future that could have some serious implications, such as:
- DUI convictions
- Overdose hospital stay
- Law enforcement involvement
It’s important to note that your loved one may try to persuade you that they don’t have a problem. Or they may try to convince you that the financial issues are your fault and not theirs. Despite their arguments, their actions should speak for themselves. Remember, it’s the addiction talking, not really your loved one. Intervention should be done whenever someone can’t recover from their addiction alone, and they don’t agree that treatment is even necessary.
Intervention is available at most centers, so do your research and find one that can help you help your loved one. If you need more information or you want to know if your situation constitutes an intervention, give us a call at 772-266-5320. We’ll be glad to help you out.