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Family Intervention

Family Intervention

A successful intervention starts with a family-oriented one.


Family interventions are vital for successful drug and alcohol addiction treatments. Patients who are severely addicted to substances rarely enter a rehabilitation program themselves – even if they know they have a problem. In most cases, if an individual is not approached with a family intervention, he or she will allow their addiction to ruin their lives entirely.


How a Family Intervention Begins

When you spot the warning signs that a loved one is suffering from addiction, you will want to learn more about a family intervention to help your loved one seek the treatment they need. For most abusers, they are not even aware of their own addiction. For example, alcoholics will drink uncontrollably and often assume that their drinking is not a real issue. Once a bad activity becomes a habit, your loved one will be unable to stop.


The Results of Severe Addiction

In most cases a family intervention will occur long before a person’s addiction becomes severe, but for some families this is not always the case. It is easier to deal with addictions when they first present and often before they even turn into an abuse situation. For example, if a loved one is drinking during the day, just confronting them could be enough to determine the underlying cause for their drinking.


Once addiction becomes severe, it is difficult to control your loved one’s actions. From here it is best to perform a family intervention, but do not go at it alone. Family interventions are taxing and highly emotional. By having a professional who understands the importance of an intervention and who has no emotional ties to the situation assisting you, you can create a successful family intervention for your loved one.


Providing Family Support

The point of a family intervention is to show your loved one that they can break away from their abuse and still be supported along the way. The worse thing to do is shun or remove a family member from your life because they are suffering from an addiction. By turning away from them you will actually drive them further into their substance abuse problem. During an intervention it is important to stay calm and express your concerns and even your hurt with their abuse – but never attack or blame them.


In most cases of relapse, individuals went back to drug abuse simply because they did not have any additional support. It is hard for family members to understand what it is like to be addicted to something and therefore some members can be indifferent to the situation. By understanding what your loved one is going through and the proper steps to take during a family intervention; you can ensure that your loved one seeks the treatment they need for a long, drug-free lifestyle.


Contact the professionals at Lifeline Intervention today to get started with your own family intervention. All calls are strictly confidential. Contact a representative now by calling 866-384-8411.