Intervention Info for Simi Valley
Living life with a drug addiction or alcoholism is very dangerous. Sometimes, the only thing worse than having a substance abuse problem is having to watch a loved one suffer from addiction. A Better Today would like to help you urge your loved one to get the help they need before it is too late. Often times, addicts will be in denial about their addiction, and if they are willing to admit they have a problem they think they can stop whenever they feel like it. But after a chemical dependency is developed it takes a lot more than just will power to quit using harmful substances. Staging an intervention to point out the negativity your loved one’s addiction is having on their health and relationships may just be the difference between life and death. Too many addicts have died because they did not receive the support they needed. It is not too late for your loved on to get help with their addiction.
Things to Know About an Intervention
If you have spoken to a loved one about seeking help for their addiction and they refused, then it might be time to hold an intervention. To get the best outcome for your loved one you want to make sure the intervention involves people who care about the addict and support them getting the help they need. Make sure that is atmosphere of the gathering is supportive and not judgmental. If the addict feels they are being attacked and criticized for their actions, they are likely to become defense. Let your loved one know that their friends and family have assembled to show it is time for a change in the addict’s life. Having an experienced interventionist present can also help rely the messages between the two parties. Often times in interventions, the family members and friends get emotional when speaking about how the addict’s actions have effected them. An interventionist can help explain to the addict how and why their addiction is hurting their family and friends. The overall goal of an intervention is to get the addict to agree that they need treatment.
When Should I Act?
The sooner the better is the short answer to that question. A Better Today recommends you act fast, because every day you wait is another day closer to jail, or death, your loved one becomes. Addicts usually shy away from enrolling into rehab because they are afraid of being judged by their loved ones, making them an outcast. If someone who has a substance abuse problem knows that they have support from those close to them, they will be more likely to seek the help they need. If you have any questions about how to hold a successful intervention, you can call (805) 203-9069. Our representatives will help you get the information you need in order to stage a positive intervention.