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What to Expect During an Intervention for Drug Addicts

a group participates in a drug addict intervention

One of the central aspects of drug addiction is the drug addict’s denial of the seriousness of their situation. Many addicts mistakenly believe that they do not have a problem. When in denial, addicts often lie about their drug use to their friends, family members, or co-workers, and they may even lie to themselves and not face how harmful their drug use is. Since denial is one of the major barriers to receiving help to break free from addiction, drug addict intervention is a process that is often necessary to get them to see that they need help.

At The Arbor, we know taking the first steps toward a healthier future can be challenging. If your loved one is struggling, hosting an intervention for them can help them see how their actions have hurt others. Plus, it’s an excellent opportunity to point them toward professional help. Our residential substance abuse treatment programs are great opportunities for them to heal in peace. Call 844.413.2690 or contact us online to finally end your search for a “drug treatment center near me.”

Who Plans Drug Addict Intervention?

An intervention can be ordered by a judge, decided upon by a group of friends and relatives, or can even involve the addict themselves in the planning stage. The goal of a drug addict intervention is always to confront the person about their drug use in such a way that they realize they have a problem that they are powerless to control and need help to stop using drugs or other addictive substances or habits.

Often, an intervention for drug addicts is not successful when someone tries to use the steps they see on TV or the internet. While there are some stages that many interventions have in common, it is best to seek the skills and advice of a trained interventionist who will tailor the approach to confronting the addict so they have the best chance for success.

What Does an Interventionist Do?

An interventionist will typically talk with friends and family members of the drug addict and learn as much as they can about their background and history. Sometimes, many interventionists use letters written by family members and friends to explain how their drug use affects people they care about. They will also encourage the addict to enter detox and receive additional addiction treatment.

What to Expect During an Intervention

The interventionist will likely meet with family members and friends several times before the actual intervention occurs, either in person or over the telephone. There will be at least one or more rehearsals so that everyone is on the same page and knows what to expect during the intervention and the role they are expected to play in helping the addict realize that they need help and agree to drug and alcohol treatment.

Once the intervention occurs, it is important for participants to remain resolved that they want their friend or loved one to receive help for their addiction. It is also important to remember that during the intervention, the addict may continue to be in denial and may not react pleasantly to the intervention. Should conflict occur, it is important to let the interventionist handle any conflicts that arise so as not to jeopardize the intervention process.

Professional Help from The Arbor

At The Arbor, we understand that intervention for drug addicts is often a difficult and emotionally charged process. Our trained and certified medical professionals are ready to provide you with the help and support that you need in order to properly plan and facilitate an intervention so that your loved one can successfully start their recovery journey.

During their stay at our Georgetown, TX center, your loved one will receive support and healing through:

  • Individual counseling – Meeting one-on-one with a licensed mental health professional can help your loved one recognize the behaviors that have been impacting themselves and others around them. A therapist will use methods like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help them break negative behavior patterns so they can develop new, healthy ones.
  • Group therapy – Interacting with others who have had similar experiences can help someone in recovery find strength and learn more about addiction. Our group therapy sessions are led by experienced clinicians, allowing everyone to share their stories while also fostering empathy and understanding.
  • Outdoor activities for mental health – Spending time outdoors can be beneficial to mental health and can help someone in recovery learn how to handle stress, build self-esteem, and practice mindfulness.
  • Nutrition planning – Eating a balanced diet can help with physical and mental well-being. Our qualified nutritionists help create meal plans that are tailored to your loved one’s individual needs.
  • Access to 12-step programs – We believe in the power of 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). We have relationships with a variety of 12-step meetings in Georgetown, and we will help your loved one find the right meetings for them.

At The Arbor, we believe that everyone deserves the chance to get help and break free from addiction. Contact us by calling 844.413.2690 today to help your loved one get on the road to recovery and leave drug addiction behind.