As an alcohol and drug interventionist the most common question we’re asked is “What are you going to say to get him or her to go?” This is asked for two reasons, first because families and friends are, by this point, out of ideas. They’ve tried saying and doing everything to make their loved one stop using and choose treatment, but to no avail. The other reason is because they are looking for a “magic pill” of sorts, the one missing thing that someone experienced knows and will share with them, to make this problem finally go away. There is no magic pill. Addiction took a stretch of time to be created and definitely did not happen overnight. However, an intervention is the one way to make that addiction start to disintegrate almost immediately. There is something very extraordinary in organization and group/family unity led by an experienced drug intervention specialist. The mere presentation of this very thing says more to an addict than most understand until they witness it themselves. Since addiction thrives on separating and manipulating to survive, the powerful presence of group unity speaks volumes and therefore starts to crush the destructive behaviors mastered by an addict.
Going back to what to say or do to make them go; there are many things that will be said or done, or even not done to find the addict’s willingness to accept treatment. Underneath, most people stuck in addiction want help but cannot and will not let their guard down. Pride usually plays a huge roll here along with embarrassment and shame. After a while, the drinking and drugging feels like the only thing he or she is any good at anymore. All self-confidence is gone and the future is something that cannot be confronted. Therefore, speaking to the addicted is done with and premeditation and care for these exact feelings. Your interventionist will coach you and your family and friends on what to say and not to say and he or she will lead the intervention. He will inform and prepare you for the direction the intervention will take so that you can be a prepared participant and not a spectator. Your interventionist will learn from the family and friends, who the addicted loved one truly is, and who each of your support group is to them, so that the dynamics are understood and used to their greatest advantage and best outcome. Your interventionist has counseled thousands of addicts and alcoholics in his or her career and knows what to say and do in the stressful and tense setting of an intervention. Every addict needs to hear and see something particular to let their guard down and allow outside help in. Call us and find out how intervention can help someone you love. 856-981-5444
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