WHY STAGE AN INTERVENTION?
Fortunately, you want to help, and you don’t want to wait for this person to hit “rock-bottom” and then try to pick up the pieces after. And if you want to keep an already bad situation from getting worse, you’ve come to the right place. Through a process called intervention, our substance abuse intervention specialists can edge a loved one back towards reality, recovery, and out of the danger zone of addiction.
IMPROVE COMMUNICATIONIndividuals will often cut themselves off from friends and family, but interventions will help mend ties and open the doors for healthy and effective communication.
MEND RELATIONSHIPSFamily members and friends are quick to feel the impact when an individual’s addiction spirals out of control. An intervention not only leads to treatment, but allows the addict see the love, support, and concern from those around them who care.
PROMOTE HOPEOur Drug Intervention Orange County intervention specialists are trained, not only to provide support and encouragement for the individual in crisis, but also for affected families and friends.
Problematic drug use has far-reaching effects, transforming the life of the addict while also sowing familial discord. Yet, due to the laser-like focus on the addict’s issues and recovery efforts, too little has been said about how the fallout impacts spouses, sons, daughters and siblings, since drug policy, research and services is has been mostly about meeting the afflicted individual’s needs.
TYPES OF INTERVENTIONS WE OFFER
The Johnson Model involves family and friends in confronting the addict about his or her behavior. The intervention team shows the addict that they support the addict in recovery efforts while spelling out the consequences if he or she chooses not to seek out treatment.
For those that don’t respond to confrontation well, the Systemic Model encourages the addict to choose positive behaviors (such as sobriety) rather than drinking or using, instead of focusing on guilting the addict with a list of past transgressions and consequences for future use.
Whereas the Johnson Model employs an element of surprise on the addict, the Invitational Model does the opposite. The addict is invited to a meeting with an interventionist but given all the information on what the meeting will entail. With this information, the addict can then decide if they wish to attend.
The addicted individual is invited to join the process right from the beginning with no surprises, no secrets, no coercion, and absolute respect and love. This intervention model starts out with positive, non-confrontational encouragement – but can end in laying out the consequences (similar to the Johnson Method) if the addict doesn’t comply.