We can give you the information you need to stage an effective intervention
Intervention for New Yorkers
Intervention Addiction does not only affect the person abusing drugs or alcohol"addiction also affects concerned family members and friends. These loved ones can often see the truth that substance abusers cannot: loved ones see that substance abusers need help, and that there is help available for them. While many people may want to tell their addicted loved ones that there is a way for them to get help, they may have a hard time knowing how to communicate the message. Some of the following concerns may make them hesitant to talk with their addicted loved one: When is the right time? How will my addicted loved one react? What if bringing up the addictions makes the problems worse? Although it might seem impossible to find the right time and the right words, holding an intervention with your addicted loved one is worth it. If you have a family member or loved one from the New York area who is struggling with addiction, we can help you plan and hold an intervention.
What Is an Intervention?
An intervention is a carefully planned event that enables family members help an addicted loved one to start their recovery process. The purpose of an intervention is to help substance abusers acknowledge that they have a problem, that they need help, and that there is help available. Three things should be accomplished during the intervention: Family members should give specific examples of how the person's addiction and destructive behavior is affecting family and friends. Family members should offer a prearranged treatment plan with clear steps and guidelines. Each family member should explain what he or she will respond if the person with an addiction refuses to accept treatment.
How do I Plan an Intervention?
Full Interventions should be tailored to individual situations, but we have some suggestions to help anyone planning and holding an intervention. Create the intervention group. Decide who will be involved in the intervention"this can be close friends and family members of the person struggling with addiction. Research addiction. Gather information from credible sources about the psychological and physiological effects of addiction, the process of detoxification, and the most beneficial methods of drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Make a detailed plan. Plan and write examples of destructive behaviors you want to share during the intervention. Write your treatment plan. Decide how you will respond if the addicted loved one refuses treatment. Rehearse the intervention. Before you hold the intervention, gather your intervention group and rehearse the intervention. Explore the outcome of possible scenarios to best prepare for any outcome during the actual intervention. Hold the intervention. Gather the intervention group and the addicted loved one together. Take turns sharing the planned statements. During the intervention, be sure to set strong boundaries with the person struggling with addiction. Present the treatment plan. Give time for the person struggling with addiction to respond to the treatment plan. Follow up. After the intervention, follow up with the addicted person about how he or she is accepting the treatment plan. Help the loved one to follow through with their plan and to accept treatment at a rehabilitation center. Although staging an intervention is difficult, it is worth it. Each person’s experience with addiction and recovery is unique, but these steps can help those who want to assist their loved ones in getting help.
The power of interventions
An interventionist is the person who facilitates and directs the actual intervention meeting. Intervention Services New York encourages the use of a qualified, skilled interventionist for a couple of reasons. Firstly, members of the family and friends are often too involved with the situation. They have difficulty discussing their desire to get their loved one into treatment. Often their feelings, emotions, and thoughts are too extreme or confused. It is hard to not let emotions get the best of you when dealing with a family member with addictions. Having a neutral party involved in the situation can be comforting to the client and their family and friends. Usually, an interventionist requires that friends and family members write a letter to or make notes to be read out loud to the addict. Letters include encouragement to get treatment, emotional pleas, and even ultimatums regarding rehab and sobriety. This is a powerful way to make the client see things from their family's perspective.
Interventionists are a neutral third party. They need to be excellent communicators and an expert concerning the disease. That way they can assist with communication between the family and the client. They are knowledgeable about the disease, so they are able to educate the family. They are also relatable to the client and they are not there to take sides. Most of the time, she or he is an addict in recovery, and is able to convey an outside element to the conversation. Interventionists are able to communicate effectively among the addict and his or her friends and family. They help to guide the client and their family through options and the reality of getting treatment. Intervention Centers in New York suggest skilled, qualified interventionists who are registered with the Association of Intervention Specialists. These interventionists have references. To talk with an Intervention Services New York representative regarding finding an interventionist, call 646-906-9229.
Treatment Paths to Explore
With Outpatient treatment a patient comes to a rehabilitation facility to get daily care. The patient is able to stay in their household. The addiction treatment will take place at health clinics, counselor's offices, neighborhood health centers or in residential programs with outpatient services.
Inpatient treatment is focused on medically supervised detoxification. This is the perfect place to start the recovery process. Following the detox process, it is recommended that patients seek out further treatment. Detox without further treatment is often not enough, but detoxing is an important step!
This is perfect for client that would benefit from a mix of inpatient and outpatient care. In this situation patients live in residential homes and are taken to get treatment daily. This gives patients a new routine to build on so they can adjust to their new life in the future.