Drug Intervention in Union, NJ

If you believe that you should stage an intervention, call us first to talk to our department for drug intervention in Union. We would be glad to offer guidance.

You know that a loved one has an addiction problem and you've tried talking to them, but you've never made any headway. These conversations always end in denial and resentment. What do you do?

The answer is, you plan the staging of an intervention. If the idea of having everyone gang up on someone you care about makes you nervous, however, you shouldn't worry. An intervention isn't about bearing down on someone, at all. Rather, it is about love and compassion blended with firmness.

Why is an Intervention Necessary?

In many cases, a drug addiction intervention helps the addict as much as it does those who love him. In many families that struggle with addiction, the gradual fading away of a member into the trap of addiction is silently and helplessly abetted by other members. Since it can be hard to know when to draw the line, families often avoid interaction and just help with money. An intervention can be a decisive end to all of it.

An intervention is necessary because the disease of addiction makes it impossible for the addict to see the reality of their behavior. Denial is a symptom of the addiction disease. There may also be a mental illness present which increases their resistance to logic. Our dual diagnosis in Union will also treat any mental illness at the same time as an addiction.

Bringing together a group of individuals who really care can really help break through the denial. It's important to understand, however, that interventions mostly fail when they aren't done correctly. Learning the right method may take professional guidance.

What Can Go Wrong in an Unguided Intervention?

An unguided drug addiction intervention is often a disaster waiting to happen. Mistakes arise in these areas in most cases:

  • Lack of knowledge: Family members go in with no real understanding of what addictions are. Mixed-up assumptions about addictions being all about irresponsible behavior can inflame tensions. Reading up and learning help.
  • Lack of preparation: Since addicts tend to be masters of denial, it can be hard to get through to them. When those gathered have inadequately prepared for the addict's flagrant statements of the denial, there's bound to be anger, a very counterproductive emotion. Preparation for productive counter arguments can help.
  • Lack of the surprise element: If an addict learns in any way about a coming intervention, they will likely prepare a counter argument. An addict with preparation can be especially hard to talk to.

How Does One Hold a Productive Intervention?

While most families dealing with addiction don't realize it, it is possible to hire a professional interventionist from a drug intervention rehab, one whose training and experience are a valuable asset in any intervention.

At our center for drug intervention in Union, our expert interventionists are able to coach families, act as moderators at interventions, offer themselves as authoritative and knowledgeable medical professionals to answer questions by the addict, and, in general, push interventions towards success. In 9 out of 10 cases, professionally conducted interventions end in success.

Tips for the DIY Intervention

Some families do manage to plan and conduct their own interventions, and they do see success.

Such interventions do require considerable preparation. It's important not only to read up about various intervention approaches and consult with experts, it's also important to make sure to educate everyone in the group about our inpatient treatment in Union, and to rehearse them. It can be a challenge, but it can be done.

If you wouldn't like to bring in a professional from a drug intervention rehab at this stage and believe you might conduct your own successful intervention, these ideas can come in handy:

  • Discuss with family members what kind of ultimatum may be handed down. A tough love move such as this is necessary if all fails. The ultimatum could be threats to withdraw financial support or to file for divorce, among other things. It's important to make sure that everyone is on board with the move, however.
  • Put thought into choosing the right group. Finding the people who have the most influence on the addict can help, even if it means having to track down an old teacher friend.
  • Practice the ability to demonstrate compassion while being tough. It is harder than it sounds.

Knowing When to Stage the Intervention

It tends to be the greatest source of confusion, the question of when to conduct an intervention. Many families go with the intuitive idea that the time is never right for an intervention unless the addict has hit rock bottom. This is a misguided notion. Early interventions always work better.

The more you know about the addiction and intervention process, the better your decisions are likely to be. It can help to call us to talk to one of the intervention specialists at our center for drug intervention in Union (877) 804-1531. It could make a difference.

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