On May 24, 2017, I woke up and prepared to go to work like it was any other day. Little did I know, my entire family was waiting for me in my sister’s living room with a professional interventionist, gathered together to confront me and present me with the opportunity to get help for my worsening drug addiction.
I was angry, I was scared, and I was confused. The last thing I wanted was to admit that I needed help. But with the help of an interventionist, my family was able to deliver to me a message that I actually could hear; and they were able set in place new boundaries that I was no longer able to ignore.
Four years later, when I am working with a family to help someone they love face their own battle with addiction, it is the memory of this day that informs me throughout each step of the process. I have been on the receiving end of an intervention, and I will never forget that feeling. Most importantly, I remember what worked.
First: The person struggling with addiction must know that all of our actions are motivated only by love and concern for their well-being. We cannot shame or guilt an addict into wanting help.
Second: Every single participant in the intervention must be totally committed to the process, and on the same page. There is no room for ambiguity or wavering. An intervention only works when we act as one unified front to deliver one singular message.
And third: that message is simple but profound, and it consists of two parts. One: we will do anything that we can to support the recovery of our loved one who is struggling with addiction. And two: from this point forward, we will do absolutely nothing that will enable our loved one’s addiction. Any and all of those behaviors stop now.
Today, my relationship with my family looks very different from the day of my intervention. In my recovery, I have found a new lease on life. I have blessings that I never thought were possible. And maybe most importantly to me, my family has found the peace they so desperately were seeking when they made their first call to my interventionist. What I once considered the very lowest moment of my life is now, without a doubt, the very best thing that ever happened to me.
It is an absolute privilege and honor to be able to help families find the peace that was given to me. It is not a role I take for granted. There is hope… and I am proud to help your family find it.
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