Saving a Life
Not knowing how to help a loved one who is walking towards death can create an uncountable amount of anxiety, fear and depression. It might even create some anger knowing that they are holding hands with addiction as they take that walk. Just know that help is available. There are rehab facilities that are willing to help your loved one. With all of those emotions going through your mind it can be hard to determine what the next step should be. If your loved one is in deep, then you might need to step in to save them by holding an intervention. Setting up an intervention is a great way to prove to your loved one that their drug or alcohol addiction is affecting their relationships along the way.
Some people get so fed up with their loved one’s substance abuse problem that they just give up and claim to no longer care what they do. What you have to understand is that it is out of your loved one’s control. Addicts and alcoholics have no will power to turn down substances because of a chemical dependency their body has developed to those substances. They also may not realize that their addiction is hurting their relationship with those close to them. Hold an intervention so that your loved one can know there are other options out there than just feeding their addiction. To get all of you questions answered you can call (260) 240-8831 .
Seeking Help from an Interventionist
It is normal to feel jittery when staging an intervention, that is why it is recommended to seek the help of a professional interventionist. An interventionist will bring experience and leadership to the table. They will walk you through who to invite to the intervention and where and when to hold the gathering. Most interventionist will conduct a practice intervention with everyone who will be asked to be present. He or she will show everyone what it will be like for the real intervention.
The interventionist will also ask everyone to prepare a script to read to the addict. In the real intervention, each person will go around the room taking a turn reading their scripted verse. Make sure to use specific examples of how the addict’s actions have affected each relationship. The pro interventionist can also help with the communication stream. In an intervention, it can be easy to become too emotional causing you to criticize the addict. And if the addict feels he or she is being attacked then they will not agree to get help. An interventionist can act as a neutral third-party who brings an outside point-of-view into the mix.
What Are You Waiting For?
Each day you let pass is another day your loved one is unable to be happy. Start putting the wheels in motion, begin planning an intervention so that your loved one will realize they need rehab. Achieving sobriety is not easy by any means so your loved one needs all of the help they can get. Help them get over the first step which is admitting that they have a problem. Call (260) 240-8831 to speak with someone who can give you more information about interventions and rehab. Your loved one might have been ready for this months ago, they just do not know it yet. Help them.