For alcoholics and drug addicts, interventions are performed to persuade the desire to quit. It’s a process which involves a relatively small group of people who care about the alcoholic confronting him or her about their problem drinking. The ultimate goal is for the alcoholic to go straight from the meeting to beginning their road to recovery: rehab right away.
If an alcoholic refuses to quit, their loved ones will vow to stop supporting their behavior. No more support—no more money, no more housing, no more bailing them out of trouble. The intervention is when the excuses and enabling stop. It’s hard for both sides, the addict and their family.
Once an alcohol problem is identified, family members usually want to help in any way possible. Interventions aren’t always necessary, though. Some alcoholics enter a treatment program on their own. Others—most—need a big push.
Loved ones who carry out interventions are typically at the end of their ropes, it’s their last resort. They may have exhausted every other option. This may not even be the first intervention they’ve executed. Their family members may have gone to rehab, relapsed, and returned to their old habits. It happens.
Staging an intervention isn’t easy. Getting all your thoughts together and looking over the facts from an unbiased lens can be pretty painful, but the meticulous planning and careful execution is what it takes to for this to work.
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