Intervention is the process through which the loved ones of an addict employ the assistance of a professional in attempts to persuade him or her to accept addiction treatment. Often, addicts do not, or cannot recognize the dysfunction and chaos of their lives while in the middle of their addiction and destructive behaviors.
No two addicts will behave the same way, and while some addicts may accept treatment quickly and with no resistance, others may fight the idea with every fiber of their being regardless of the pleas of loved ones.
Is Intervention Worth It?
If an intervention is attempted and fails, many loved ones are left wondering if the entire process was for naught, but it is essential to understand that addiction treatment only works as well as the addict will allow it to work. Some addicts are simply not in a place where they will accept the massive change in their lives that comes with committing to sobriety and recovery. While painful and extraordinarily difficult to accept, loved ones of addicts must do whatever they can to be well, and not allow the addiction of another individual to bring them down. This does not necessarily mean giving up hope, as hope should never be lost. More often than not, addicts will eventually grow weary of their lifestyle and choices to continue with addiction. It may not happen at the time of an intervention, but if an addict sees that his or her loved ones are holding their bottom lines and/or doing whatever is necessary to be well and at peace with themselves (without the addict), he or she will most likely get to the point at which addiction treatment will be the accepted way out.
Intervention Services in Battle Creek, MI
If you have a loved one who is suffering from addiction and need help to get help for him or her, please contact us to speak with one of our certified counselors about the situation. We will work with you to determine the best course of action that will be most effective for getting your addicted loved one into treatment where he or she can begin to do the critical work necessary to achieve sobriety and maintain recovery from addiction. We understand how difficult it is to witness a loved one who is suffering from addiction, and we can help. Countless addicts have found their path to recovery, even with initial resistance that required intervention. Please don’t wait to get help, and don’t lose hope. Support is here, and we are ready to assist you in any way we can.