Addiction prevention programmes are designed to help the addict’s family convince their loved one of the harm caused by their destructive actions and the need for outside assistance to overcome addiction. Many addicted people hold to the illusion that they will be able to conquer addiction on their own when they feel that the time is right.

Unfortunately, this is always an unreasonable assumption. In order to save the life of a loved one, an action plan by a certified interventionist may be appropriate.

Getting high is key to the lives of people addicted to alcohol and drugs — their main inspiration always comes when and how to get high again. In certain cases, behavioural addictions and mental health problems, such as eating disorders, can further complicate and consume a person’s life.

Compulsive, addictive habits can eventually outweigh all that is of value to an individual, and in such situations it may be important to seek the assistance of an interventionist before the addiction worsens.

Interventions may have the greatest chance of success when performed under the supervision of an outside expert. The interventionist assistance can mean the difference between life and death. But first, you will need to know the signs and symptoms of drug dependency so that you can decide whether or not an intervention is appropriate.

How are you supposed to know if anyone needs an intervention?

Most people who are addicted are in denial about their drug abuse, even if they accept their addiction, they also avoid recovery because they know they’re going to suffer a painful withdrawal. They may also have learned disconcerting reports from others about withdrawal or detox experiences.

Someone who is dealing with alcohol or drug abuse is likely to show such habits that friends and family members may be on the lookout for. These habits may include:

  • Acting furious, avoiding, or defensively.
  • Blaming detrimental effects of drug or alcohol dependence on other conditions.
  • Attending social events only where drugs are available.
  • Experience a change of attitude while under the influence.
  • Experience job issues.
  • Spend an unhealthy amount of time with people who drink or take drugs.
  • Borrowing money regularly or paying a lot of credit card costs.
  • Driving under the influence.
  • Sniffing or dealing with chronic colds.
  • To make a lot of trips to the bathroom in a short time.
  • To indulge in drug abuse more than normal.

Family Intervention

Family members are the first to approach the interventionist to facilitate the case. Because they deal with the addicted person on a regular basis, they are familiar with the harm that addiction does to the person’s life and to others around them.

Family interventions services can take place at the family home, as it is important for the individual to feel relaxed during the procedure. Families can also opt to keep their action in a neutral venue, such as an unused office space, a church or a health centre. Discuss the possibilities with your interventionist to decide the best locality.

Various methods are used in the planning of an intervention. Team members also read aloud the letters they wrote to the addicted person, explaining how the addict’s actions affected them.

These letters are written in advance, with the support of the interventionist, and can be updated on the basis of input from the entire team. It is important to note that the intervention is taking place because all members of the team love and respect the addicted person and want to see him or her live a healthier life.

Getting a certified interventionist to support you is the first step you need to take in order to move forward with a constructive approach. As such you need the best there is in the business. Contact Eagle’s Bridge Family Intervention Services for astonishing results today!