At Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, we recognize the toll that substance abuse takes on loved ones and offer a variety of intervention programs in Palm Beach to help repair families and guide addicted individuals into the necessary treatment. Addiction can be seen as a family disease, meaning that the entire family needs time to heal and come together to make amends. Intervention programs can be the key factor in getting a substance abuser to recognize that they have a problem and agree to commit to professional treatment. Because so many substance abusers who need treatment go untreated, the critical role played by interventions cannot be underestimated. Having people who love and care for you express their concerns can be an eye-opening experience for those who may be in denial about their substance abuse problem.
What to Expect During an Intervention
At the same time, interventions should always be professionally planned, supervised, and coordinated. Without professional guidance, an intervention can quickly go wrong, resulting in a subject who becomes defensive, possibly violent, and increasingly resistant to the idea of seeking treatment. This must be prepared in advance so that you know exactly how to handle the situation if this occurs. This is the worst-case outcome, 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, such as those at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, can ensure that the intervention goes as smoothly as possible, ensuring the best chance of a positive outcome from everyone involved. The goal is to help loved ones realize the damage that has been done and provide them with treatment options that will best fit their needs.
In addition to our traditional intervention services in Palm Beach, we are one of the few organizations to offer specialized treatment for all different demographics and understand the psychology and behavioral aspects of chemical dependency among people. There are individuals who often feel they can “power through” any obstacle without the help of others, making them particularly resistant to the idea that they have a problem that requires professional help. An intervention must be designed with this reality in mind and executed in a way that does not challenge the ego or self-image of the person in counterproductive ways. The professional interventionists at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches have the skills and experience to implement a successful intervention in a way that is sensitive to all of the unique aspects of each intervention.
An intervention should be handled with thorough preparation and care. If you feel that your loved one needs help understanding their substance abuse issue, it may be time to stage a meeting. Contact Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches today to learn more about how we can help guide you and your loved ones through the recovery journey.