Loved ones of alcoholics shoulder a great burden. They live their lives under constant stress due to their friend or family member’s descent into addiction. On the other hand, the fear of confrontation and the hesitance to admit that there is an abuse problem often prevents them from offering true help to an alcoholic. If alcohol has negatively impacted an individual’s life and relationships, then help is urgently needed, and there are no people better empowered to help an alcoholic than their friends and family.
Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches offers quality professional alcohol intervention as part of our extensive continuum of care. We recognize the great difficulty involved in getting an alcohol abuse victim to seek treatment and the overwhelming logistical burden that loved ones face in trying to organize an intervention.
Some of the signs that your loved one may need professionally assisted intervention include:
- Denial over their inability to stop drinking
- Aggression or hostility whenever their drinking is mentioned
- Decline in quality of life due to preoccupation with drinking
- Frequent solitary alcohol consumption
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol
The Problem Won’t Go Away on Its Own
Alcoholic behavior often includes criminal activity such as assault, rape, and theft. Before your loved one hurts themselves or someone else, let us assist you in assembling an intervention as a gateway to treatment. Our professionals are familiar with the psychology of alcohol addiction and help prepare clients to safely, effectively, and compassionately confront their alcoholic loved ones.
Full-Service Alcohol Intervention
The emotion and logistics involved in organizing an intervention can be overwhelming, so much so that it’s hard to know where to begin. Many potentially lifesaving interventions never even get off the ground because of indecision, ugly family disputes, confusion, and disorganization. Our professionals will help align all the stakeholders to successfully organize the intervention.
They will also:
- Moderate the process to keep communication clear and constructive
- Arrange treatment and provide transportation, allowing for quick placement into one of our programs
- Monitor the treatment process and keep family members informed of progress
- Provide objective, honest assessment of the family dynamic and ways to strengthen relationships
You Can’t Afford to Wait
Intervention is the first step to getting your loved one back; however each day no action is taken is another day they fall deeper into alcohol abuse. Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches is here to help restore families and friendships through honest, full-service alcohol intervention.
If your loved one is sinking further and further into addiction, we can help. Find out more about our alcohol intervention services and rehab programs by calling (888) 432-2467.
Infographic: Alcohol Intervention
This infographic makes the case that an alcohol intervention for an individual with alcohol abuse issues can be a very effective way to get them into treatment. It cites American Psychological Association research that states that 75% of alcoholics enroll in alcohol treatment after a properly conducted alcohol intervention and that there success rates are just as high as those who entered treatment without an intervention. This infographic also gives tips from the Mayo Clinic on planning a successful alcohol intervention. It concludes with data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration concerning the potential population that could benefit from an alcohol intervention; over 23 million people need treatment for a substance abuse problem, but only 2.6 million receive it.
- American Psychological Association
- Mayo Clinic
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration