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INTERVENTIONS


HAVE YOU BEEN UNABLE TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE RESPONSE TO A LOVED ONE’S ADDICTION OR ALCOHOLISM?

There often comes a time in the course of an addiction or alcoholism when significant people in the lives of their addicted or alcoholic loved one becomes unable to provide an effective response.

During the course of a loved one’s addiction or alcoholism it’s typical for spouses and entire family systems to be drawn into a web of shame, guilt, helplessness, secrets, dysfunctions and begin the process where entire families break down. The family becomes fearful and overwhelmed. The family is in a perpetual state of waiting for the next shoe to drop or the next crisis event to happen – and it always does with increasing regularity and often tragic consequences.

YOUR LOVED ONE MAY ALREADY BE LOST TO YOU OR VERY CLOSE TO BEING LOST TO YOU

What do you think will change in your loved ones life without effective action on your part if left alone and the addiction or alcoholism continues to be ignored?

THERE COMES A TIME WHEN A PROFESSIONALLY FACILITATED FAMILY INTERVENTION BY A CLINICALLY TRAINED THERAPIST WITH SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE IN ADDICTIONS TREATMENT AND COUNSELING CAN GREATLY INCREASE YOUR LOVED ONES CHANCES OF GETTING THE HELP THEY NEED

YOU MAY BE AT THAT POINT WHERE YOU NEED TO TRY TO HELP YOUR LOVED ONE IN A WAY YOU HAVE NOT TRIED BEFORE

It’s the power of the group presenting a reality to your loved one in a way that is objective, caring and nonjudgmental that your loved one will have the opportunity to hear and listen to in a way that they cannot deny the truth being presented.

Your lost loved one has the best chances of admitting their reality when this is done in an empathetic, compassionate and loving way by a group who have come together not to blame but because they care.

IT’S HARD FOR THE ADDICT OR ALCOHOLIC NOT TO RESPOND TO THIS POWERFUL MESSAGE BEING SENT AND ACCEPT THE HELP OF TREATMENT BEING OFFERED

The attitude of your loved one at the time of accepting and entering treatment is important.

Entering treatment in an angry, hostel manner will interfere with the treatment and the recovery process and can derail the hope of help all together.

Treatment and recovery is best approached with an attitude of humility and surrender to the process.

 This attitude is most likely to come about if your loved one does not feel judged or blamed but feels genuine love and caring that comes from those family members and other significant people in your loved ones life.

THE INTERVENTION PROCESS CAN BE THE TURNING POINT

The intervention process has been the turning point for many addicts and alcoholics to accept the help that can restore their life as well as the lives of other significant people in their lives. This often becomes a transformation and healing process for all those involved.

An orchestrated, professionally facilitated effort with the significant people in the addicts/alcoholics life is the first concrete step that can be taken by you to help your loved one instigate a course of treatment and recovery.

THERE ARE VARIOUS INTERVENTION STRATEGIES AND MODELS

Intervention strategies and models are typically situationally driven and specific to the needs of the addict/alcoholic and the needs of those significant people in the addict’s life instigating and participating in the intervention process.

PROFESSIONALLY FACILITATED INTERVENTIONS CAN BE VERY AFFORDABLE AND DO NOT HAVE TO BE AN EXPENSIVE PROCESS AND CAN BE ORCHESTRATED IN A WAY IN WHICH BEST MEETS THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF ALL THOSE INVOLVED

Call me at 408-491-9991 and I can explain the options available that would best meet your needs in an affordable way.

A SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS OF ADOLESCENTS: Parents who are aware their teens are involved with illegal drug use or alcohol use and not taking appropriate action could be considered as contributing to the delinquency of a minor or aiding and abetting which can result in felony charges. Parents also need to know the younger a person is when they start drinking and using drugs the harder it is to treat the problem down the road or change their behaviors. Decisive and fast action is needed with no compromising or bargaining. Interventions and treatment for adolescents require an ongoing commitment on the part of the parents and it is a lot of work. The reality is your adolescents future and any ability to be successful is at stake. Parents are in a unique position and will not have a better opportunity, leverage or influence as they do now.

Orchestrated, professionally facilitated Intervention efforts work for adolescents and there are a number of good treatment options available. Call Ed Gresick at 401-491-9991 .