Setting up an intervention for a loved one can be one of the most beneficial things you can do to help your loved one treat their addiction.  It’s important to have a successful strategy for interventions. Here are 10 ways you can ensure you have a successful intervention for your loved one.

  1. Plan the intervention carefully.

It’s important to plan how the intervention will proceed so you can effectively communicate to your addicted loved one. Plan who will speak in the intervention, who will be the leader of the intervention, and what you will do in reaction to your addicted loved one.

  1. Consult an intervention specialist.

Plan the intervention with the help of an an intervention or addiction specialist. An intervention specialist can help you find a treatment center for your addicted loved one and tell you how best to communicate with your addicted loved one.

  1. Choose a treatment center for your addicted loved one.

Choose a treatment center for your addicted loved one with an intervention specialist. Find a treatment center based on your addicted loved one’s needs. If they are severely addicted and need a long treatment program, you can find a rehab facility that has a 90-day inpatient treatment program.

  1. Decide who will attend the intervention.

It’s vital to have loved ones attend the intervention that are sober and will be supportive of your addicted loved one. Don’t invite people who are enablers or that are drug users themselves. Don’t invite someone who will tell your loved one about a surprise intervention.

  1. Gently confront your addicted loved one.

While a surprise intervention may be disorienting to your addicted loved one, it is necessary to treat your addicted loved one with respect. Confront them when they are sober and possibly more willing to listen to you. Use non-judgemental language that shows that you support your addicted loved one.

  1. Tell your addicted loved one how their drug abuse affects the family.

Give specific examples of how drug abuse has negatively affected their life and the life of your family. By detailing the negative consequences of their drug abuse, you can tell your addicted loved one about how drug abuse has hurt them and your family.

  1. Set clear boundaries.

Tell your addicted loved one that if they don’t go into treatment, you will financially and socially cut them off  from the family.

  1. Follow through with your words.

If your loved one doesn’t agree to go to treatment, let them go, but continue to let them know you will be there for them when they’re ready to go rehab. If they agree to go to treatment, check them into a rehab facility immediately.

  1. Seek help along with your loved one.

While you are not addicted to drugs, you may have developed a co-dependent relationship and need counseling yourself. Attend family therapy sessions with your addicted loved ones to support them on their journey to sobriety.

  1. Continue to support your loved one through recovery.

After your loved one leaves rehab, continue to support them in aftercare. Continue to support your loved one and encourage them through their recovery.

There are many questions you may have about interventions. If you have any questions about how to have a successful strategy for an intervention, call the helpful staff of Treatment Now at  08000 380480.

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