In or near the NYC area, our interventions are based on compassion and support
Addiction does not only affect the person abusing drugs or alcoholâ€"addiction also affects concerned family members and friends. These behaviors might include drug abuse, gambling, eating disorders, or Internet addiction, and all are harmful to the individual struggling and also their loved ones. When friends and families attempt to help their loved ones stop suffering from their self-destructive behaviors, they commonly get frustrated and angry because reason and individual conferences are not effective.â€¯We can provide counsel and help for those that need to get their friend into a rehabilitation center.
Some of the following concerns may make them hesitant to talk with their addicted loved one: When is the right time? How can I assist my loved one? Whatâ€™s my role in helping my family member get help for this dependency? How will my addicted loved one react? What if bringing up the addictions makes the problems worse? It might seem impossible to find the right time and the right words, but holding an intervention with your addicted loved one is worth it. If you have a family member or loved one in the NYC area who is struggling with addiction, we can help you plan and hold an intervention.
Intervention is the most powerful tool to help with healing
Interventions are purposeful, planned events that concentrate on changing a perilous or destructive behavior, thoughts, and emotions. The ultimate goal is to convince the person to seek rehab in the ideal facility. Interventions include the addict, members of the family, friends, and loved ones of the addict, and is guided through an interventionist. Typically, these addicts are unresponsive to pleas, unwilling to participate in rehab, or are in denial about their addiction. An addict may or may not recognize about the intervention ahead of time, a decision left to family members, friends, and the interventionist. An intervention is a tool that gets an addict from a place of denial or unwillingness, to a mentality where they are prepared to get treatment. Intervention is a highly effective method, and a step in the best direction.
The four different types of interventions are simple, crisis, classical, and family system. A simple intervention is just â€˜simplyâ€™ asking the person to stop their self-destructive behavior. This must always be done before any other, more complicated intervention strategies are started. A crisis intervention is used to handle dangerous, risky situations, like reckless driving, violence, or severe drug addiction. The purpose of a classical intervention is to focus the dialogue on a particular person in order to get them to enter rehab immediately. In a family system intervention, the focal point is on persuading all the family members to change their behaviors. An intervention isnâ€™t treatment. During treatment, the addict comes to face the facts of their addiction, and learns about the disease.â€¯ Additionally, they are taught the tools and methods to control their addiction and behavior, together with learning the best way to maintain long term sobriety. Three things should be accomplished during the intervention: Family members should give specific examples of how the person's addiction and destructive behavior is affecting family and friends; family members should offer a prearranged treatment plan with clear steps and guidelines; and each family member should explain what or how he or she will respond if the person with an addiction refuses to accept treatment. We can help, call 916-249-2665.
An effective team makes for an effective intervention
A small group is typically best for an intervention, however as few as couple people is also functional. The target of the intervention, whether a single person or a family group, must be present during the intervention itself. People who love the person at risk should be involved in the intervention, and likewise in the organizing process the intervention. Probably the most important aspect of an intervention is the planning and organization stage, so itâ€™s best to also involve somebody whoâ€™s familiar with interventions, such as a counselor, a psychologist, or an interventionist. Attempting an intervention without a professional is unwise, because friends and family are often too close to the situation to be objective. Theyâ€™ll have problems discussing their emotions, and the intervention runs the danger of backfiring. To avoid miscommunication, the interventionist usually asks friends and family members to write a letter to, or make notes to be read aloud to the addict. Letters include encouragement to participate in treatment, emotional pleas, or even ultimatums referring to rehab and sobriety.
Interventionists are an objective third party; however, they need to be excellent communicators and an expert in regards to the disease. Interventionists are generally addicts in recovery, which permits them to convey an outside point of view to the conversation. An interventionist uses a familiar language for both the addict and the addictâ€™s friends and family, and can communicate effectively with and among each party. The ideal interventionist has specialized preparation and accreditation, and who has been licensed by the Association of Intervention Specialist Certification Board. Interventionists tend to be people with special, first-hand experience with violence or other dysfunctional situations, or who are addicts in recovery with several years of sobriety. Because of their personal experiences, they are skilled at communicating between members of the intervention. To find a certified interventionist or to speak with somebody regarding interventions, callâ€¯916-249-2665.
Exploring Treatment Options
Outpatient treatment is part-time, usually between 10 to 12 hours a week, meaning that the recovering user comes to the facility, but they do not stay in the facility. These programs usually run between three months to one year. Ultimately, outpatient treatment is right for those who have more mild addictions.
Inpatient treatment means the person stays at a facility for a period of time - usually between three weeks and six months. While staying at the facility, they undergo intensive treatment. Inpatient treatment has a higher success rate than outpatient treatment, but it is also more expensive. Further, inpatient treatment interrupts daily life. Ultimately, inpatient treatment is especially effective for those who have undergone serious addictions.
Residential treatment means that patients live in a residence with other patients. Treatment staff transport the patients to the treatment center each day. In this way, they experience the benefits of both inpatient and outpatient treatment. Residential treatment is best for those who want to keep their treatment and living areas separate, but they still want to separate themselves from their toxic environments.