When your loved one becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, you may be left feeling helpless and overwhelmed. You are watching them slowly fall into a dark hole and while you want to do everything you can to help, you may not know how. In situations like these, trying to get your loved one into a PHP for addiction treatment may be easier said than done. This is when a drug or alcohol intervention may be able to help.
What to Expect During A Drug Intervention
Contrary to what many people think, a drug or alcohol intervention should not just be about the addict. Formal intervention programs for drug addicts and alcoholics will take into account the family and loved ones that have been affected by the addiction as well. Addiction is a family disease and therefore, an intervention should be the first step in healing the family as a whole.
Benefits of a Drug Rehab Intervention Program
Without professional guidance, an intervention can quickly go wrong. Because you and your loved ones’ emotions are running high, the addict may feel attacked. They may become defensive, violent, and even more resistant to the idea of seeking treatment than before. This is the worst-case scenario, as it makes?all of?the participants lose faith in the process and can alienate the subject of the intervention from pursuing treatment even at a later date.
Professional interventionists know how to arrange an intervention that allows everyone to feel like they are being heard and can quell the potential for hostility. Having loved ones express their concerns in the right way can be an?eye-opening?experience for those who may be in denial about their addiction. Because so many people with drug and alcohol problems remain untreated, intervention programs can be a key factor in getting someone with a substance abuse disorder to recognize that they have a problem and agree to commit to professional treatment. During a formal drug intervention program, the professional interventionist will guide you, your family, and the addict through the process. As a mediator and supervisor, they ensure that the intervention goes as smoothly possible and give the family the best chance of a positive outcome for everyone involved.
Our Florida Drug Intervention
At Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, we recognize the toll that substance abuse takes on both the addict as well as those closest to them. Our overall goal is?to help?addicted individuals realize the damage they have caused, repair families,?and guide addicted individuals into?the necessary treatment program.
Our drug intervention services include:
- Pre-intervention planning to determine who should be present and go over the process
- Set guidelines for the meeting to create an environment conducive to achieve your end goals
- Addiction education for family members and loved ones
- An impartial party to supervise and run the meeting
- An opportunity for people to address how their loved one’s addiction has affected them
- The creation of a recovery plan
- Transportation to our facility for immediate treatment if necessary
As a residential mental health treatment center in Palm Beach as well, we understand that mental health can play a large role in a person’s addiction problems. Many people will use substances to cope with their poor mental health and the result can be an addiction. Because of this connection, unlike many other interventions for drugs and alcohol abuse, our main focus isn’t just to get the person help for an addiction. We also provide co-occurring disorder treatment for our patients so that both issues can be addressed at the same time.
At the end of the day, you want your loved one to get help, and a professional drug intervention is your best chance of this happening. We want to help guide you and your loved ones through the entire recovery journey. Contact Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches today to learn more about how we can help.