First Step: Alcohol and Drug Intervention

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It is very rare that you will find an addicted individual asking for help in finding a drug rehab facility.  That is the reason for an alcohol and drug intervention.  Whether a family is ready to confront their loved one with an effective solution to their addiction or not, just by researching this on the internet shows you are ready to make this move.  A successful drug and alcohol rehabilitation program is the most important thing for people who have a loved one addicted to drugs or alcohol.

Drug and alcohol interventions are very effective if done the proper way.  Having the family willing to do this is the most important and always the first step.  Once the family realizes this problem can not go on the intervention company is the next step.  The intervention coordinator will then go over what steps need to be taken to have the most effective intervention as possible.

Once everyone is on the same page the interventionist will fly out to meet with the family.  The meeting before the actual intervention is usually called “family day.”  Usually the day before the actual intervention, family day, is vital to having an intervention go smoothly.  Of course we are talking about a person who has been lying, cheating and possibly even stealing so smoothly in regards to what a drug and alcohol intervention is dealing with.

During family day, the intervention specialist will educate everyone involved about enabling, tough love, addiction, drug rehab programs, and most important getting the family strong enough to sit down and with so much intention and love, get the addicted individual to finally accept help.  I understand how bleak the outlook is but 90 percent of the person of the people struggling with alcohol or drugs will accept the help and chooses to go into a residential drug rehab.  The best situation of course is a person to enter into long term drug rehab but the first step is just getting him or her to go.

One of the most common reasons a person is scared of going is experiencing the physical withdraw from drugs like heroin, prescription drugs like painkillers, and alcohol.  One of the things that an interventionist can help with is finding not only a proper treatment center but also a medical detox to keep a person from having to go through extreme pain and discomfort.   A quality medical detox will offer a comfortable living environment and about 1-2 weeks of treatment to taper a person down so they can safely enter into a alcohol and drug rehab center.  As a matter of fact some treatment centers will require to be medically detoxed before enrollment into their facility.  Many of the private drug rehabs have a detox on site and can offer medical treatment and also rehabilitation as well as an aftercare program.

Realize that overcoming an addiction to drugs or alcohol is not an easy task.  If it was our country would not have over 22 million addicted individuals.  What we need to do is recognize the problem than come together as a team and do whatever it takes to save this person that we love and care about so much.  There are only three things that will happen to a person who is addicted to drugs and alcohol.  They will die, go to jail, or go to rehab and get help.  That’s it and the last is the best option for anyone.

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