When an alcoholic is in denial, getting him or her to admit the problem can be frustrating. Denial tells the person afflicted that they don’t have a problem. It prevents an alcoholic or addict from seeing things as they are. An intervention can help a person face the truth and deal with the problem therapeutically before it’s too late. But why choose intervention?
What Is Intervention?
An intervention is a pre-planned process where family members and other loved ones confronts an addict and gives them one option: Go into rehab. Intervention is not an easy process but may play a difference in the life of the alcohol abuser.
Why Choose Intervention
Alcoholics are masters of denial. Many alcoholics or addicts don’t realize how their drinking is affecting their health, their families, and their employment – until it is too late. Alcohol intervention shouldn’t wait until an alcoholic hits bottom. An alcohol intervention should be scheduled before the alcoholic is hospitalized for their addiction.
When To Seek Intervention>
Alcoholics suffer more than just their substance abuse. They have other issues in their lives for that they are unable to find solutions. Here are some common signs that someone you love needs intervention.
• Alcohol becomes a daily necessity
• Breaking promises to stop drinking
• Borrowing money to pay for alcohol
• Hiding alcohol and drinking secretly
• Being drunk regularly without intending to be drunk
• Drinking alcohol to relax, feel confident or focus
• Drinking at unusual times, especially early in the morning
• Drinking alcohol as a “reward” for hard work and success
• Exhibiting tolerance to large amounts of alcohol and strong liquor
• Drink alcohol with every meal and often carry alcohol with them
• Drinking while driving, at work, and in other situations where alcohol is inappropriate
It’s time for intervention if anyone in the family is subject to any of the signs above.
How To Find An Interventionist
Addicts that live in denial are the most typical candidates for an intervention. Most substance abusers don’t even know that they have a problem. In fact, some aren’t in denial, but they are afraid of undergoing treatment because they know they will experience withdrawal. Addressing these fears during an intervention is vital to the success of moving your loved one towards treatment.
An excellent way to learn how to communicate about your loved one’s denial or fears is with the help of a trained interventionist. An experienced interventionist has the knowledge to help families and friends, as well as coworkers, participate in intervention in a helpful and nonjudgmental manner. A trained interventionist will do the following.
• Conduct pre-intervention preparation.
• Serve as moderators during the intervention.
• Provide assistance in transitioning individuals into rehab programs
Get Help Today
There are many rehab programs and support groups, both online and in-person, for people who are in denial about their situation. If you’re ready to get started, contact Cynergi Health Partners today to learn more about how we can help your loved one breakthrough alcohol addition.