intervention for an alcoholic

If you are wondering if you can intervene and help a loved one struggling with alcoholism, you can. An intervention can be the motivation that someone needs to finally get help for an alcohol or drug use disorder. Approaching someone you care about that you feel may be struggling with alcohol addiction is not easy. If a loved one is not going to stop in spite of their obvious dependence, then the only choice left may be for you to take charge and initiate a family intervention. A reputable rehab and detox treatment facility, like Solution Based Treatment, can help you navigate through this process with the aid of the professionals that are part of their intervention services program.

What Do Intervention Services Offer?

An intervention counselor’s role is to help you – as a sober supporter – understand where your loved one is in the cycle of their addiction and why it has gotten to this point. They are not there to preach, act as your therapist, or take every skeleton out of the family’s closet – they are there to moderate the conversation. For those located in California, Solution Based Treatment & Detox can help arrange an in-person intervention. This allows the individual struggling with addiction to be confronted lovingly but firmly by their family members. For those outside California, virtual intervention options are available, as well as the option to have an intervention counselor come to you and your loved one out for a face-to-face at home.

As part of the intervention process, your counselor will work closely with the individual struggling with addiction. They will also work with their family members to provide the skills needed to support and show the individual why addiction treatment is the right answer for them. The intervention counselor will also outline the entire process so that all involved know what to expect. At SBT, we offer drug and alcohol intervention programs like:

  • Group interventions
  • Family interventions
  • One-on-one interventions
  • Guided interventions

How You Can Help Someone Quit Drinking

Planning an intervention takes planning and a lot of support, but know that it’s the best thing you can do for someone who is struggling with addiction and having a hard time admitting they have a problem. The best practice is to have everyone involved plan out what they are going to say in advance of sitting down as a group. This is where an intervention counselor is such an asset. Talking to a person about their addiction is awkward, embarrassing, and dangerous if they challenge you. Having professional help with the intervention will make it less stressful for everyone. They can work with you and the entire support team through the process to ensure anger and accusations against the person struggling stay out of the intervention. The intervention should be a productive and effective conversation about a loved one’s addiction that accomplishes a clear goal – getting them to agree to get treatment. 

Find a California Rehab

The caring and professional team at Solution Based Treatment & Detox can help you identify the signs of alcoholism in a loved one and direct you on how to best conduct an intervention and suggest treatment options. SBT offers a number of addiction treatment programs, including:

To help someone you care about get the help they need, contact the caring and compassionate treatment team at SBT today. Call us today at 833.999.1941. Hope is closer than you think.

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