How to Hold an Intervention
Nothing can match the low of losing a close friend or family member due to an overdose. Seeing your loved one live their life in an endless cycle of abuse can be tough. It is hard to think that if something doesn’t give that they might have to struggle through the rest of their life like that. The only thing is, at any time drugs and alcohol can cut their life short. Your loved one might need you to hold an intervention. Obviously, your loved one will not ask you to hold one for them. But they will definitely need you to hold one. If you are past your breaking point with a loved one’s drug and alcohol abuse, then it might be time to set up an intervention.
It can be hard for you to understand why your loved one keeps turning to drugs and alcohol. One of the common reasons addicts keep going back to their substances is because they feel alone. Once their using has them in too deep and they need help many do not come forward to ask for help. They think their family and friends will not understand and ridicule them. Holding an intervention can help prove to a loved that you are willing to help them get over their addiction. For more information on how to start planning for an addiction, call (513) 433-3803 .
The first step to staging a successful intervention is to create a good guest list. You will want to invite family members and close friends of the addict, people who have been directly affected by the addict’s action. Try to hold a trail run, gather everyone before the actual intervention and take time to practice. Make sure each person prepares a script to read to the addict when it is their turn to talk in the intervention. Having a prepared statement to read will keep the flow of the intervention steady. Using specific examples of how the addict’s addiction has hurt your relationship will hopefully show the addict that their actions have hurt more than just them.
Remember that the overall goal of an intervention is to get the addict to agree to enter rehab. You are not putting a gang together to verbally attack the addict or disown them. The addict needs to know that if they are willing to admit that they have a problem, that people will support them trying to better their life. Addicts, often times, are embarrassed about their drug and alcohol use so it can be hard for them to admit it to everyone all in one room.
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If you are not comfortable conducting the intervention on your own, seek the help of a professional interventionist. Having an experienced interventionist present can help keep everyone’s emotions in check. The addict, at first, might be angry or standoffish which is why it will be important to set the supportive tone right off the bat. An interventionist can help with that.
We have served hundreds of people in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, and we can help you or a loved one as well. If you need help in gathering more information about holding an intervention call (513) 433-3803. We have people standing by the phones you can help you. Your loved one is living in a nightmare and desperately needs a wakeup call. Help them realize that they do not have to live in a deathly cycle of abuse.