Drug and Alcohol Interventions

Usually the first step in any drug or alcohol rehabilitation is to schedule a family drug intervention. Let it be known that, in the collective world history of drug and alcohol abuse, there has never been an "easy" intervention. The very nature of it is difficult, and the sensitivity of such a subject is sometimes the reason why families delay an intervention or, worse still, avoid it altogether. In the long run, though, the drug intervention process is absolutely necessary for rehabilitation.

Scheduling an alcohol or drug intervention for a young adult can seem like an impossible task. You need to round up family and peers, inform them of your loved one's addiction, and get their unwavering support during the addict's lengthy and difficult recovery. Then there's the  intervention itself. How do you go about even approaching the subject without a rejection from the young abuser?

The first step in the intervention process is to schedule a pre-intervention. The actual  intervention must go off as fluidly as possible (and that's a relative term). Some participants will actually be speaking to the abuser, and others will probably be there just for presence and emotional support. Everyone must meet ahead of time so that they know who is going to say what. The more planning and understanding between those attending the interventions, the better.

The whole point of a drug intervention or a alcohol intervention is to get the abuser to admit that he or she has a problem, and needs professional help. The intervention is, therefore, just the beginning step, but an essential one nonetheless. Another part of the pre-planning is what to do next, assuming the intervention is a success. You must have a drug rehab facility in mind which will appeal to your loved one. They might view their rehabilitation facility as jail, so it is essential that you pick a place which will offer some kind of positive reflection.

Northbound Academy is the ideal drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility for a young adult struggling with substance abuse.  We have several locations in beautiful, secluded environments that reinforce residents' focus on their successful recovery.  After you have completed the drug or alcohol intervention process contact us so your loved one can continue the recovery process as soon as possible.

Family Intervention

During family interventions, other friends and peers are usually invited as well. The point is to get your loved one to admit that he or she has a substance abuse problem, and to willingly ask for help. It is this willingness to right what has been wronged that stands at the root of the drug intervention; rehabilitation must be self-motivated as well as externally reinforced.

A main goal of the family intervention is to get the drug abuser or alcoholic to want professional help. The abuser might try to take the easy way out by saying, "I can stop--I won't do this any more--thanks for telling me--I understand." In almost all cases, however, drug and alcohol abuse is simply too difficult to self-correct; alcoholism interventions are a necassary first step.

If you realize that someone you love has a problem, don't put off having a family alcohol intervention or drug intervention any longer. Realize that no time is a good time, so do it as soon as possible. You must understand that you have to ask tough questions, and you cannot relent regardless of how difficult confronting the issues might be. If the abuser agrees to get help, it would be wise to have all the arrangements made prior to the family alcohol intervention process. Investigate rehabilitation facilities and treatment programs to find one that will be most effective for a young adult.

Northbound Academy is not a recovery facility for anybody seeking it; we focus or efforts entirely on young adults, ages 17-25.  There are diffrences for treating individuals in this age group and treating adults later in life.  We believe that in this extemely developmental time, drug addiction is the most harmful and we are dedicated to eliminating a young adults dependency on drugs or alcohol. 

If you suspect one of your loved ones is abusing drugs, don't wait until after the alcohol intervention process to contact us at (866) 399.0501.

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