We know that getting someone you love the treatment they need but don’t really want because of their substance addiction can be very difficult. After all, addiction makes it so that the addict a lot of the time is not even aware or is not well able to realize the destruction of their lives and their families. The destructive behaviors impact not just the person using drugs and alcohol, but also the entire family and close friends. Knowing that this is a physical, emotional, financial, and long and taxing process, Ambrosia supports families with intervention services that are offered with compassion and empathy, evidence-based practices, and many years of experience with addiction treatment and recovery.
However, the probability of success without professional guidance and support is far less than with the interventionist’s help. These professional men and women can help guide the family through the process of providing the option for their loved one. They can also help the loved ones of the substance user to understand the nature of addiction. Last but not least, they can educate them on how it affects the family and the person struggling.
Not every type of intervention is like they portray in TV shows. Gathering all of the person’s close friends and relatives, confronting them when the facts, and then trying to help them decide to receive help isn’t the only type. In a simple intervention, a single person just bringing up the issue could be the catalyst to the individual seeking help. These can be effective with or without the help of a professional.
Classic interventions are a type of intervention that incorporates the Johnson Model. These are more like the ones that are seen in television shows, and the more commonly thought of form of intervention. They involve planning and execution to assist the person who is struggling with addiction through the process of accepting help. The setting should be calm and focused. This type of intervention is best done with an interventionist. Here, they can help prepare the family for all possible outcomes and set up a process for successful intervention with their loved one.
These types of interventions assist in the family unit healing while simultaneously addressing a loved one’s struggles. They focus on the family dynamic. Compulsions, codependence, and other family struggles. The professional interventionist helps the family to begin healing as they also help the loved one choose a path to recovery. The family begins to participate in different training processes that can continue after the intervention.
These are necessary when the loved one becomes a danger to themself or another person. They often occur when a mental health or behavioral crisis begins, and provide a short-term solution to the bigger issue. They provide immediate help to handle stresses and traumas. These types of interventions help to prevent tragedy from occurring as a result of addiction to substances.
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- Addiction Intervention w/ a Specialist
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- HopeTracker Addiction Intervention FREE Family Support
Our team of certified and licensed addiction specialists supports families and loved ones and helps plan and develop an individualized intervention plan. Your personalized plan takes into account your circumstances with the goal to get your addicted family member professional help for any substance abuse and co-occurring mental health problems leading to the addiction. While every addict is different, and their addiction can be both complex and have multiple layers of related issues, our experienced team can focus on the big picture. Our specialists know how to custom tailor your family intervention taking into account the drug abuse involved, family history, patient age, location, plus many other key elements.
When considering many of the intervention process factors, a usual intervention timeline will include:
- One-on-one telephone call with an intervention specialist
- Pre-intervention counseling and evaluation
- Individualized plan
- Family consultation to prepare for intervention
- Access to HopeTracker free family support
- Post-intervention support
- Ongoing support during and after treatment
To learn more about our services and how you can schedule an intervention for someone you care about, please call 24/7. You are not alone – let us help.