23 May How Vancouver Interventions Lead to Treatment
Overdose rates in B.C. have been the cause for extreme concern. In April 2016, it was declared a public health emergency.Despite the increase in drug treatment centers, the high number of overdoses and overdose deaths throughout the province has increased.
In 2016 the CBC conducted research on going through the process of getting rehab help, they found that is was extremely confusing, stressful and difficult to find a clear path to the best available treatment.
Many friends and family members of someone who is addicted to substance abuse may think that the best course of action is to go straight to a treatment center, but unfortunately, this does not guarantee a successful rehabilitation and long-term sobriety.
Why an Intervention is Necessary
An intervention is necessary when it becomes clear that your loved one cannot be properly motivated to seek help by themselves. This is a common problem because the addicted individual doesn’t see the dangerous position they are in. They cannot see that their life is heading towards incarceration or worse. Additionally, the family may have lost the trust of the addict, or, if family made repeated attempts to establish boundaries but failed to follow through, they may have lost their credibility. An addict can become highly skilled at manipulating the family and dissolving boundaries. And often, families will relent because they don’t want to drive their loved one away, or they think the boundaries are too strict, or they want to avoid confrontation.
A professional interventionist can help break through the grip of addiction and mind games by getting the addict to see the danger of their actions, and the damage they are causing to their friends and family.
Through the process of intervention, the family members learn to support the addicted individual and offer help in a constructive way. A skilled interventionist will take the time to properly train the family before the intervention. An intervention is often more necessary for the family and friends of the addicted individual than for the addict themselves. Changing the family behavior is often a key step to a successful intervention and long-term sobriety.
How a Professional Interventionist Can Help
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has recorded that the success rate of interventions managed by an experienced professional is higher than 90 percent
Waiting and hoping for an addict to see the effects of their addiction or to seek treatment themselves is futile. The grip of addiction is too powerful and the addict is lost in a world of deception and denial.
In addition to helping the addict see the destructive effects of their addiction, a professional interventionist can help identify the emotional barriers and patterns of negative behavior that may contribute to a dysfunctional family relationship. Unfortunately, many families have developed emotional barriers and don’t know how to communicate in a way that brings positive results, or supports the addict in seeking treatment. An interventionist will get to know the family history and dynamic to overcome negative patterns.
Contacting an interventionist is the best way to help an addict accept treatment, gain access to the right treatment center and support, and successfully complete a rehabilitation program.
Don’t wait until it’s too late, contact us to find out the information you need to help your loved one and set them on the path to long-term sobriety, today.