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Intervention is Important for People in Denver, CO
An intervention is one of the most effective tactics for getting an addict into a rehabilitation (rehab) treatment program. If there is somebody in your life who you think is addicted to drugs or alcohol, someone who has changed for the worse as result of their habit, an intervention is a good way to start getting them the help they need. It’s horrible watching someone you love struggling against addiction. You ask yourself, “What can I do to help my loved one get healthy once more?” and “What should my part be in getting my family member sober?”
It doesn’t matter how much you love them, having to deal with someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol will wear you down to the bone. You can’t be frightened of confrontation: don’t let fear prevent you from taking action. Call us at 720-664-7440 for information about interventions and how to set one up.
What Is an Intervention?
An intervention is an organized, structured meeting that seeks to persuade the addict to go into a rehab facility to address their issues with dependency. Family members, loved ones, clergy members, coaches and other loved ones join forces to confront the addict about the consequences of their drug and/or alcohol abuse, and urge them to seek therapy. Interventions are conducted to give the addict an opportunity to get help and save their own life, especially in situations where the addict doesn’t recognize that they have a problem, is in denial, or is simply unwilling to seek help. Over the course of an intervention it is essential to deal with particular issues such as the addict’s unhealthy behavior, and how it has affected the addict and their loved ones. It also covers the treatment plan along with goals and guidelines that the addict is expected to adhere to and what each participant will do if the addict won’t enter a therapy facility of some kind.
There are four different kinds of interventions: simple, crisis, classical, and family system. A simple intervention can just be as simple as asking that the target person stop their behavior, and should be attempted before another, more complicated intervention technique is started. A crisis intervention is used to address hazardous, precarious behavior, such as reckless driving, violence, or intense drug addiction. The goal of a classical intervention is to focus of the dialogue on a single person in order to get them to enter rehab immediately. In a family system intervention, the focus is on the whole family, and persuading all the family members to change their behaviors, particularly in situations of substance dependency and family violence, which create dysfunctional living environments. Both intervention and therapy are required for a successful recovery, but it’s essential to remember the difference between then. We encourage the addict’s friends, family, and other people who care for them to initiate an intervention, the objective of which is to convince the addict to get help for their disease. An intervention is NOT treatment, but a way to getting the addict to rehab. Rehab is the most reliable method of getting an addict to stop using drugs or alcohol. At a treatment center, the addict will learn about the disease of addiction, what triggers their need to abuse drugs or alcohol, and how they can maintain long term recovery. We recommend that, ideally, an addict will agree to enter a rehab program on the very same day as their intervention.
Get Help Today in Denver, CO
Nothing is more troubling or scary than watching a loved one surrender to substance dependency. Occasionally, an intervention may be as easy as asking the person to quit their habits, but more often it involves an organized, intense effort by friends and family. To talk to an interventionist, find a rehabilitation center, or learn about substance dependency in general, call us. In order to get a friend the help they so desperately require, call us at 720-664-7440 today!
Explore Treatment Options
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.