If someone you love is struggling with abuse or addiction, you are not alone. Over 15 million adults in the US have an alcohol abuse disorder and drug abuse led to about 2.5 million emergency department visits in 2011. But how do you get them the help they need?
Some friends and family members find that interventions or gatherings to discuss the person’s addiction are extremely beneficial and an important step in getting help.
An intervention is best classified as a well-structured conversation between loved ones and an addict. Oftentimes, these interventions are facilitated by experienced intervention specialists, like the ones at True Recovery.
The primary goal of an intervention is to help the person struggling with addiction or dependency get into addiction recovery and rehabilitation.
To successfully hold an intervention, you must come prepared with a plan of action, offer support and care, and not “gang up” on the individual.
With the proper approach, an intervention can be just the help your friend or family member needs.
Not sure where to start? We have highly-trained interventionists and counselors in Newport Beach, Orange County, on-call, ready to set up this important encounter.
When interventions are done with a professional interventionist, 90% of people make a commitment to get help. And while some individuals may refuse help at the time of an intervention, they may seek it at a later date.