Addiction Intervention In Maryland
ADDICTION INTERVENTION THERAPY
Are you scared for a loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol? Do you worry about their life and the lives of others around them? Have you considered staging some sort of addiction intervention, but have no idea how to do it?
At Tranquility Woods, we can help you with the intervention process. We are in contact with interventionists across the country and we can refer you to a person that will fit your needs best. One of the greatest gifts a loved one, friend or colleague can give someone is the gift of intervention. It can be and often is, the gift of life. For more information on what steps to take and for local support, please call 410-421-7018 and speak with our team.
Should we stage an intervention or wait?
Addiction intervention is an orchestrated plan by a family member friend or colleague to help someone seek professional help for an addiction. Very often, we see intervention postponed or delayed because family and friends think the affected person will be able to get the addiction under control them self or perhaps the person has not yet hit rock bottom.
Waiting is almost always a mistake. Drugs and alcohol abuse affects the part of the brain that allows people to make rational decisions, which means they will unlikely be able to make the choice to get better on their own and often times, won’t think that they need help or need to change their habits and behavior. Waiting only makes the intervention and recovery process more difficult. If they could get better on their own they would have already done so.
Why do we need outside help?
Seeking professional help is very important. A professional will ensure the intervention will proceed orderly and safe. This is especially important if the individual has a history of mental illness or reacting in a violent or self-destructive manner.
The process must be orchestrated in a manner in which the individual understands the love, respect, and support being offered. The loved one must also understand that there is no alternative but to move into professional recovery. Arrangements must already be in place. Very often it is convincing the person that he or she needs help, that is most difficult.
Can an addiction intervention be successful?
Yes, absolutely. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, most interventions are successful. When done with a person who is trained and successfully experienced as an interventionist, over 90% of people make a commitment to get help. By careful planning and showing the loved one how his or her addiction is affecting him/herself and all those around them, they will be compelled to seek help.
Who should be a part of the intervention team?
An addiction intervention typically includes four to six people who are important in the life of the addict. This can be family members, best friends, a girlfriend or boyfriend or some other person that the addict loves, respects, or depends on.
It’s important not to include anyone that your loved one dislikes or might not have the self-control to stick to the intervention plan that was agreed upon beforehand. If there’s someone who wants to share their feelings but might risk sabotaging the intervention, it’s better to have them write a letter that can be read aloud for them during the intervention.
You can reach out to our experts here in Maryland to help you find an intervention professional that will assist you in planning the process and determining the best members to carry out this critical step in recovery.
Consult an addiction professional
Confronting a loved one about their drug or alcohol abuse is a difficult and frightening thing to do. But our concern for their well-being must outweigh our fear of their reaction. An addiction intervention is the best way to ensure your loved one gets the professional medical help and counseling they need to safely detox and work through their issues with addiction, as well as any mental health issues or disorders they may be afflicted with.
To start your loved one’s rehabilitation at a luxury rehab center that combines both traditional and holistic therapies, get in touch with our team to plan your loved one’s addiction intervention. A better life starts now, call 410-421-7018.