An intervention is a meeting with an individual who is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol to relay the severity of the person's addiction and to convince the person to seek drug rehabilitation. Although drug interventions are often dramatized on television, they can be an important and often last-ditch tool in getting a person to seek drug rehabilitation. However, because of the possible volatile nature of a drug intervention in Wichita Falls, it is important these interventions are carefully planned and executed so they have the greatest chance of success.
Because drug intervention for addiction is not something one plans every day, sometimes loved ones will consult an intervention specialist. This expert has organized and facilitated several drug interventions in the past and can advise those planning an intervention. In some instances, the loved ones may choose to have an intervention specialist lead the meeting as an unbiased individual that can offer a perspective on drug addiction. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., it's important to consult an intervention specialist in several circumstances. These include when the person has the following:
Sometimes staging a drug intervention in Wichita Falls can be the only way for a person who is in denial about their addiction and/or its severity to understand just how a person's drug abuse history has impacted others.
Staging a drug intervention for addiction can take several steps, which a family may choose to incorporate or not. These steps include the following:
According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, an estimated 90 percent of people agree to seek help after a drug intervention. This relays how successful a drug intervention can be if planned carefully. However, it's important to involve the right people in an intervention. Examples include a significant other, parents, siblings, friends, or even co-workers. While there is no distinct number of people who should be involved in an intervention, the number should be enough loved ones who want to participate, but not so many people that a person will be overwhelmed.
Sometimes there are well-meaning loved ones who would like to participate in a drug intervention in Wichita Falls, yet may not have the personality that is best-suited to participating in the meeting. This includes highly emotional people who may be prone to angry or tearful outbursts. Those who could not stick to a designated script also are not the best choice for participating in the intervention as the meeting could quickly get off-track. Call us now for help (940) 240-7089.