Are you watching someone struggle with mental health or addiction? If so, it might be time for an intervention. Talking to a loved one about their mental health or substance use disorder can feel overwhelming without proper education, planning, and approach. Professional intervention guidance is the best first step toward a positive outcome.
When should I call for an intervention?
An intervention is a way to express unconditional love and support for a family member, friend, or colleague while taking the first step in the healing process. The process may be a good choice when other conversations and actions have failed to encourage the changes needed for a healthy and safe life. If your loved one displays any of these signs, it may be time for an intervention:
When your loved one denies that they struggle with a mental health disorder or substance use disorder, and cannot see the effects of this disorder on their own life and possibly the lives around them. An intervention can help them see the impact of a mental health disorder or substance use disorder on themselves and their loved ones.
Individuals struggling with addiction or mental health challenges often revert to lying, cheating, or stealing to hide the truth or cover up a compromising situation. These behaviors make it difficult to approach your loved one without a structured, professionally-guided intervention.
Destructive behavior like driving under the influence, run-ins with the law, avoiding financial or personal responsibilities, and intense anger that can lead to abuse are all dangerous for the individual and those around them.
Addiction and mental health challenges can also have a profound impact on physical health. Signs can include:
- Significant weight loss or weight gain
- Poor personal hygiene
- Disheveled appearance
- Unkempt living environment or car
- Teeth and hair loss
- Skin sores
- Heart trouble
- Unbalanced nutrition
Increased tolerance or medication non-compliance:
Over time, an individual requires increasing amounts of drugs or alcohol because the body builds a tolerance to the substance. An individual will consume more quantities at a time or in a shorter amount of time, which could lead to an overdose. Over time, individuals can also become non-compliant with their medication regimen, abuse medications, and or seek several prescribing medical professionals.
Other approaches have not worked:
If you have spoken to your loved one about a mental health condition or substance use disorder without success, an intervention can be a more effective approach to create the change necessary.
Get the Help You Need. Now.
Whatever the situation, even if you feel all hope is lost, Hired Power can help. Addiction and mental health interventions are delicate topics that often require professional knowledge and guidance. We are an addiction and mental health recovery service with industry leaders specializing in family-centered care and customized treatment plans.
The road to recovery can feel overwhelming, but it often begins with a single step. Don’t wait until it is too late, our professional intervention specialists can guide you and your loved one through the healing process and into a fulfilling life outside of addiction.
If you are trying to decide if an intervention is the best approach, our specialists are available to speak with you 24/7. We listen to your concerns and discuss the best intervention and treatment plans with clear goals and next steps.
Contact Hired Power for a consultation and to start planning an intervention today.