According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 700,000 people died from a drug or alcohol overdose between 1999 and 2017, and more than 130 Americans die of an overdose from drugs such as opioids every day. You undoubtedly do not want your loved one to become part of these statistics, yet they may be in deep denial about the extent of their struggle with substance misuse.
For all the shame I felt, and the sick world of secrecy I lived in, I had found a safe haven within his comforting, hopeful words. I was ready to face the demons, declare war and reclaim my life.
If you’re concerned about your loved one’s addiction, you may have tried to convince them to seek treatment in the past, only to have the situation collapse into disorganization or arguing. A professional intervention offers the best chances of getting your loved one the help they need because it provides the outsider perspective of someone who does not have emotional involvement in the problem.
The objective of every drug or alcohol intervention is to help the addicted person realize their behavior is not only self-destructive, but that it is harming the people who are most important in their lives. Through an intervention, family and friends can convey a powerful message that they organized this meeting because they care about the addict and want to help them learn to regain control of their life.
A substance abuse intervention is designed to break through to someone who is often unwilling to take ownership of their illness and admit that they need to accept treatment. As qualified interventionists, our role is to work directly with loved ones to set goals and boundaries that help you break the cycle of denial and convince your loved one to enter a treatment program that leads to long-term recovery.
If someone you care about is allowing substance misuse to erode their relationship with you, don’t wait another day to get your loved one the help they need to enroll in a treatment facility. As a recognized national expert in drug and alcohol interventions, Rich Whitman has been working in the field for more than 30 years, and has helped thousands of families repair their relationships. To get a proven track record of success on your side, call 512-722-7566.