In or near San Antonio, our interventions are based on compassion and support
It’s extremely tough to watch a family member, friend, or loved one fight and battle with endless cycle of pain and misery resulting from their drug and alcohol abuse. The first urge is a wish to assist this family member, loved one, or friend try to get clean. However, those efforts usually have the opposite effect and end up making it easier for the user to continue abusing alcohol or drugs. We know that members of the family, friends, and loved ones of an addict usually begin to realize that they don’t seem to be helping like a recovery service professional might; in these cases, it is best to execute an intervention to help the addict make a choice to get treatment.
An intervention is the very best and most compelling method for getting an addict to agree to a rehabilitation (rehab) treatment program. Intervention is a therapy method that invites the drug or alcohol addict to agree to rehab. An intervention most often includes the addict; the addict’s friends, family, and loved ones; and an interventionist. In lots of circumstances, an intervention is used because the addict is unmoved by pleas, opposed to getting help, or is blind to their problem.
Intervention is the most powerful tool to help with healing
An intervention is a counseling approach that appeals to a drug or alcohol abuser to participate in a rehab treatment program. It 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. Interventions include the addict, members of the family, friends, and loved ones of the addict, and is guided through an interventionist. Typically, these addicts are unresponsive to pleas, unwilling to participate in rehab, or are in denial about their addiction. An addict may or may not recognize about the intervention ahead of time, a decision left to family members, friends, and the interventionist. An intervention is a tool that gets an addict from a place of denial or unwillingness, to a mentality where they are prepared to get treatment. Intervention is a highly effective method, and a step in the best direction.
During an intervention, an addict’s family and friends attempt to persuade the addict to enter into a rehabilitation treatment program (rehab), so that they may be able to receive treatment and fight addiction. The treatment facility is where the recovery process begins. An intervention isn’t treatment. During treatment, the addict comes to face the facts of their addiction, and learns about the disease. Additionally, they are taught the tools and methods to control their addiction and behavior, together with learning the best way to maintain long term sobriety. 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; and each family member should explain what or how he or she will respond if the person with an addiction refuses to accept treatment. Treatment is the end game. For suggestions or assistance to plan an intervention for a loved one in the San Antonio area, contact us at 916-249-2665.
An effective team makes for an effective intervention
The person who facilitates and directs the intervention is referred to as the interventionist. We strongly encourage family members and friends to seek a qualified, experienced interventionist if they plan to host an intervention for their friend or loved one. Attempting an intervention without a professional is unwise, because friends and family are often too close to the situation to be objective. They’ll have problems discussing their emotions, and the intervention runs the danger of backfiring. To avoid miscommunication, the interventionist usually asks friends and family members to write a letter to, or make notes to be read aloud to the addict. Letters include encouragement to participate in treatment, emotional pleas, or even ultimatums referring to rehab and sobriety.
Interventionists are an objective third party; however, they need to be excellent communicators and an expert in regards to the disease. Interventionists are generally addicts in recovery, which permits them to convey an outside point of view to the conversation. An interventionist uses a familiar language for both the addict and the addict’s friends and family, and can communicate effectively with and among each party. It is only natural to feel unsure or worried about confronting a loved one, and you will have questions about whether you can, or when would be the ideal time. Remember that addicts live unhealthy lives as a result of the people they associate with, and the dangerous environments they visit looking for drugs or alcohol. Here are some suggestions to help anyone planning and holding an intervention: Create the intervention group; research addiction; make a detailed plan; rehearse and hold the intervention. To find an interventionist who is certified through the Association of Intervention Specialists or to speak with somebody regarding interventions, give us a call at 916-249-2665
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Outpatient treatment is part-time, usually between 10 to 12 hours a week, meaning that the recovering user comes to the facility, but they do not stay in the facility. These programs usually run between three months to one year. Ultimately, outpatient treatment is right for those who have more mild addictions.
Inpatient treatment means the person stays at a facility for a period of time - usually between three weeks and six months. While staying at the facility, they undergo intensive treatment. Inpatient treatment has a higher success rate than outpatient treatment, but it is also more expensive. Further, inpatient treatment interrupts daily life. Ultimately, inpatient treatment is especially effective for those who have undergone serious addictions.
Residential treatment means that patients live in a residence with other patients. Treatment staff transport the patients to the treatment center each day. In this way, they experience the benefits of both inpatient and outpatient treatment. Residential treatment is best for those who want to keep their treatment and living areas separate, but they still want to separate themselves from their toxic environments.