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It’s no secret that substance addiction is a progressive illness with severe long-term consequences. At Addiction Care Recovery Services, we will explain why you shouldn’t wait to stage an intervention.
Is substance addiction curable?
The answer is both yes and no. It is incurable in the sense that you will always risk relapsing even years after completing the rehab treatment. But it is curable in the sense that you can live your life free of addiction. In other words, yes, you can overcome your addiction for good, so long as you know how to do it. This is why we’re here.
A professional rehabilitation treatment is your only chance of coming out clean, but you must get there first. And one of the critical problems to overcome is getting the addict into the rehab. When it comes to substance addiction, most patients refuse help because they are in denial. Experience has taught us that they are no longer able to act consciously in their self-interest. At this point, an intervention becomes necessary.
What is an intervention?
The addiction intervention is a process that lasts for two days and consists of an open discussion with the addict, in the presence of a specialist. The goal is to expose the addict to all the mental and emotional suffering that the family is going through. Often, addicts will justify their addiction through the classic “I’m only hurting myself,” and we need to break that out of the gate.
Addiction is progressive, deadly, and it affects all those connected to the victim, including family, friends, and co-workers. This is the main reason why you shouldn’t wait to stage an intervention. The sooner you act, the easier it will be to convince the victim to join the rehab and the more future damage you will be able to prevent.
Our experienced interventionists have seen it all. We are experts at identifying manipulative behaviors, and we know all the right strategies to go around them and convince the patient to choose the right thing.
Why are interventions effective?
Interventions work because they expose the addict to the harsh truth. Many victims of drug addiction are oblivious of the effect of their behavior on those around them. Others are aware of it but can ignore it, so long as they no one confronts them. In both situations, an intervention will force them out of their comfort zone and force them to face the truth – their families and friends suffer just as much as they do.
During an intervention, the expert will guide the discussion in a calm, relaxing setting, where you can all explore your feelings and share your thoughts and emotions. Substance addiction will eventually destroy the family dynamics and ruin the relationship between family members. This is why you shouldn’t wait to stage an intervention.
At Addiction Care Recovery Services, we promote unity above everything else. The only way to defeat addiction for good is by staying unite and support the patient during the recovery. Call us, and let’s stage an intervention today!Why You Shouldnt Wait To Stage An Intervention