27 Nov 3 Signs Your Loved One Needs A Substance Abuse Intervention
If someone in your home is abusing alcohol, the problem is impossible to ignore. Every person in the family will be affected, which means it might be a good idea to know the signs of alcoholism.
While holding a substance abuse intervention may seem drastic, it’s the option with life-saving results. Andy Bhatti, Professional Drug and Alcohol Interventionist in Vancouver, Calgary and throughout Canada knows that interventions help save lives.
“Years ago people used to say addicts and alcoholics needed to hit rock bottom. Nowadays, that isn’t true. Rock bottom means death. It’s never too early to call for an intervention to save someone’s life,” Andy Bhatti confirms.
Here are 3 signs that it’s time to seek out a professional alcoholism interventionist to help your family.
Drinking is compulsive
In Canada, people drink more alcohol than the worldwide average, according to the World Health Organization.
A report released last year found that Canadians aged 15 and older drank 10 litres of pure alcohol per capita in 2016. According to Maclean’s, that’s 3.6 more than the world average.
People with alcohol addiction can’t control their drinking, no matter where they are, what time of day it is or how many drinks they’ve already had.
These are some signs of compulsive drinking:
- Drinking first thing in the morning
- Bringing alcohol to work, church or outings
- Can’t stop drinking once they’ve started
- Aim to reduce drinking, but fails to achieve any reduction
An intervention is the best way to show your loved one that their drinking enjoyment has taken a turn and has become an uncontrollable addiction.
Andy Bhatti has more than five years performing alcohol interventions in places like Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Regina and across Canada as far as Newfoundland. With his professional skills, your loved one may be able to open their eyes to the addiction that’s right in front of them.
Safety is at risk
At Andy Bhatti Interventions & Addiction Services, our aim is to stop an addiction before anyone’s safety is at risk.
Those who drink are a harm to themselves, as well as others in their lives or around them. The addict may drive while intoxicated, or have a physical altercation with another while out drinking. Both of these situations can cause damage to people involved, which is why Andy Bhatti works hard on not allowing that to happen.
An intervention is an extremely effective way to demonstrate to someone you love that their addiction has the potential to hurt others, or it already has.
When Andy Bhatti sits down with a family whose ready for an intervention, the steps necessary to save their lives, end their addiction and repair their relationships will be mapped and put into place.
Interventions are direct: involving a pre-planned meeting with the family to find ways to encourage effective results in helping the individuals see the benefits of a clean and sober life.
Small conversations haven’t worked
Have you tried to speak to your loved one about their alcohol addiction before or thought about how to hold your own intervention? If you have, it probably didn’t end well or result in a sober living situation. For many addicts, they’re unable to understand the need to be sober, which results in them pushing a casual conversation away from the topic.
If these frequent small talks haven’t worked in the past, it’s time to contact Andy Bhatti to perform a formal and direct intervention. This may be the wake-up call your loved one needs.
It isn’t an easy decision to hold an intervention and the intervention itself isn’t easy, but the possibility for change is there. Andy Bhatti has been performing alcohol interventions for years now and he’s seen all of his patients agree to go to alcohol treatment in places like Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Andy works closely with alcohol treatment centres all across Canada, USA and Asia to help find the right treatment programs for your loved one’s needs.
Why does an intervention work?
Interventions work because the entire family is working towards a solution to the continued problem of the addiction. With the support of a loved one, along with a plan of action and a recovery goal, addicts can see over all hope and support in overcoming their addiction. This helps them feel empowered, safe and ready to change their lives.
If any or all of these three signs are present in your home, it’s time to call Andy Bhatti Interventions & Addiction Services.