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Posted: November 4, 2014 by in Better Services Rehab Program

Call 503-470-4900 To Get Information About Intervention Services

For over a decade, we have been helping men and women in the Salem, OR area overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol. Interventions are key. If there’s someone you know who may be addicted to drugs or alcohol or who has negatively changed because of drugs, our treatment center is a great place to help them with drug recovery. Addiction is frightening for both the addict and the addict’s friends and family. You might be asking, “How can I help this family member recover from drugs?” and “What role should I play in assisting my loved one get help for his/her dependency?” You shouldn’t worry about confronting the addict — only self-doubt will stop you from taking action.  Call us today at 503-470-4900 for information about interventions and how to start one.

What’s an Intervention?

An intervention can be as easy as asking the individual to quit their habits to being a highly organized, well-thought-out event that persuades an addict to enroll in treatment for his or her drug issues. Family members, loved ones, teachers, clergy or other acquaintances concerned about the addict must join together to confront the addict about the consequences of his or her substance addiction. The goals of an intervention should be to empower the addict and offer him an opportunity to get treatment to save his or her life.  Usually, these objectives are complicated by the fact that the addicts are in denial and oftentimes don’t acknowledge that he or she might have an issue. They’re initially unwilling to listen or seek help. During an intervention it is very important to deal with:

  • the addict’s destructive behavior and how it has negatively affected the addict and their loved ones
  • the therapy plan, treatment goals and guidelines that the addict should follow
  • what every member around the addict will do if he or she is not going to enroll in a treatment facility of some kind

Generally, there are four popular types of intervention: simple, crisis, classical and family system.

  • A simple intervention can actually be just as easy as pleading with the drug addict to stop their behavior. This must always be attempted before other Intervention plans. More complex intervention techniques should be tried after.
  • In the frequent occurrence of extremely hazardous and precarious situations, like reckless driving, domestic violence or extreme drug abuse, it’s best to use a crisis intervention.
  • Convincing a particular person to agree to go into rehab that instant and not relenting until the addict agrees is often the strategy of a classical intervention.
  • In a family system approach, the focal point is to convince all the family members to join in modifying their behaviors, particularly in situations of addiction and family domestic abuse, as these problems often create socially dysfunctional living environments.

What Is the Difference Between Intervention and Rehabilitation?

It is very important to understand the differences between intervention and therapy. Both steps have their own important roles required for a successful recovery. We encourage the addict’s friends, family members and other acquaintances to stage an intervention. The objective is to influence the addict toward obtaining assistance for his or her addiction. Therapy is the best way to get an addict to stop using drugs or alcohol. An intervention is NOT rehabilitation, but simply a way to introduce the addict to new treatment options. Treatment facilities like ours educate the addict about the illness surrounding substance abuse and provide him or her with the tools and strategies necessary to maintain long-term sobriety. Our treatment center very strongly suggests following up an intervention with a rehabilitation program, preferably on the same day.

For Immediate Help, Contact Our Rehab Program Today

It is a troubling and frightening experience to watch a loved one battle drug abuse all alone.  Successful Interventions require a planned, combined effort from friends and family. If you or someone you love is in the Salem, OR area, and are in need of services such as detox, inpatient rehab, residential treatment or intensive outpatient, give us a  call 503-470-4900 now.

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