The end of the year is a time when many people resolve to make a fresh start and identify things they’d like to improve about themselves. If someone you love has an alcohol or drug problem, now is an opportune time to encourage them to quit drinking or using in 2023 by holding an intervention.
What Is an Intervention?
A substance abuse intervention is an organized attempt to tell a friend, family member, or close colleague about how their behavior has affected you. It is your opportunity to sincerely explain why you think their drinking or drug use is problematic and provide specific examples of ways they have harmed your relationship.
Denial is a leading characteristic of addiction that allows the illness to continue unchecked. An intervention can be the best way to help your loved one accept that they have a severe problem they can’t overcome on their own. If the meeting succeeds, you can convince them to regain control of their future by seeking treatment.
Why You Need a Professional Interventionist
In some cases, compassionately expressing your love and concern may be enough to overcome objections and encourage someone to get the help they need to get sober. However, trying to “wing it” and be spontaneous during your intervention can backfire. Most successful substance use interventions rely on guidance from an expert who knows what to say and how to recommend the appropriate course of treatment.
A professional interventionist will use their training to advise you on what to say to your loved one during the meeting, what treatment options to recommend, and how to keep strong emotions in check throughout the process. They can also help you decide how to phrase what you will say, which can make a significant difference in how your loved one reacts.
Interventions on Your Schedule
Many people make New Year’s resolutions to improve some aspects of their lives, but these goals may fall short without support from family and friends. The longer you put off this conversation about your loved one’s substance abuse issues, the worse their challenges will become. At Intervention On Call, our flexible scheduling helps you get your loved one the support they need without the tension of waiting weeks or months for an appointment.
All our appointments take place within 48 hours of booking. To get started, complete the five-minute registration process on our secure telehealth platform. You will need an internet-connected device and a quiet, private space to meet with your qualified interventionist.
If you have questions about who we are, what we can do for you, or how our approach can help your family, reach out to us today.