How Does a Drug Abuse Intervention Work?

For someone who is addicted to drugs, a drug abuse intervention may be needed to get clean. An intervention initiated by family members or friends may help an addict realize that they have a drug problem. During a formal intervention, family and friends can address the drug use and the impact it is having on a person’s life and those around them. An intervention can be powerful because of its ability to shine a light on the issue, show the person that people care and then to identify ways to help.

Decide to help

We encourage people to stop enabling a drug user to use drugs. Many families continue to accept and support the behavior of a loved one because of their love for them. However, enabling this behavior will only make it easier for them to continue to use drugs. For them to decide to get clean, they may need drug abuse intervention from the ones they love. When family and friends take a stand, it can help them to make the positive choice to get further help.

Consulting an intervention specialist

Some specialists possess in-depth knowledge of addiction. We are such a specialist. Not only can we explain the addiction process to the family that seeks help, but we can mediate the entire intervention. This keeps everyone calm, calculated and able to speak freely. After the intervention, the addict has the choice to get help and begin a recovery program. We can provide them with information on outpatient treatment so that the addict feels comfortable about the entire process.

Intervention is for everyone, not just the addict

It is common to think that an intervention stops once the user goes to rehab. This is not true. The entire family has to heal. These interventions help the families of those recovering addicts heal, as well. They are set up with counselors that listen to them, help them work through the issues, and even guide them on the right path to forgiveness and understanding.

Why is this important?

Intervention is vital for not only the loved one addicted, but for the family and friends that they are close to. Drugs and alcohol can cause a divide between the person and those close to them. By finding the right help that is needed to remove the drugs and make the person see the issues, they are essentially pushing them to a healthier, better path.

Choose to seek help today

Drug abuse intervention is an ideal way to get the help a person needs. With professional help, they are better able to understand the full impact that their drug use is having on themselves and others. Then, we can provide support while the detox and recover from drug use.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Joel Nathan, MD, call us at
(212) 548-3264.

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