Intervention: Help A Loved One Overcome Addiction

Intensive Outpatient Atlanta Intervention
Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Joshua Yager M.D.

Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Joshua Yager M.D.

Dr. Joshua Yager is an Atlanta native, board-certified family practice physician who is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of his community.

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Drug addiction is a severe and challenging issue to deal with. But it can be even more complicated when the one struggling with it is a loved one or family member. Nevertheless, sometimes, a very calm, direct, and heart-to-heart conversation can initiate a successful intervention in a treatment program. However, most often, addicts do not acknowledge the problems and therefore do not seek any addiction treatment or even talk about them. In such cases, you need a more focused approach and take the assistance of others to stage a formal intervention.

Below, we have talked about what intervention is in detail!

What is an intervention?

Intervention refers to a thoughtfully planned process initiated by your addict’s close ones under the guidance of a licensed intervention team. It involves people who genuinely love the addict, such as family members, and want the best for them.

You and others gather and confront them about their addictions and their consequences during the process. You can provide some examples of the impact of addiction and destructive behaviors on loved ones. You can also suggest some pre-decided addiction treatment centers with clear steps and guidelines. If they refuse the intervention and fail to accept the treatment, do not forget to inform them about the consequences and how their lives are affected by alcoholism and drug addiction.

Why conduct an addiction intervention?

If you have tried your best to convince your loved one struggling with addiction to seek support and still failed, the best approach is an intervention. It is appropriate for people who do not realize the effects of their addiction and are unwilling to accept the same.

Plus, when you involve friends and family in expressing your concern towards the person, it has a more significant impact. The individual is more likely to pay serious attention to what they say. They may even acknowledge the message and agree to seek help for their addiction.

How to stage an addiction intervention?

Firstly, you must prepare yourself and others for the process by following the below-mentioned steps!

  • Identify the people who you want to be a part of the intervention. Remember, the smaller the group, the better it will be.
  • Make sure people who are a part of it share a good relationship with the addict are willing to help in their recovery journey.
  • Ask all attendees to reflect on what they want to talk about and remind them to be polite and compassionate while speaking. You should also make them understand that the goal is to support and encourage the addict to undergo the treatment. Therefore, they should leave criticism and judgments out of the room.
  • Prepare yourself well for the anger, resistance, and frustration shown by the addict. Also, ensure that everyone is comfortable and at ease.

About Hope Harbor Wellness/Atlanta IOP

The ways mentioned above will surely help you stop an addict from consuming drugs and alcohol. At Hope Harbor Wellness, we offer the best addiction treatment in Georgia and help our clients experience life without substance use disorder. Our clients choose us for our proven treatment methods as we have experienced them first hand. For more information, contact at (770) 573-9546, write to [email protected] or fill out the contact form.


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