Has your family been negatively impacted by drug or alcohol abuse? Many families experience confusion, disruption and conflict due to the drug and/or alcohol addiction of one or more members. While many families continually attempt to understand or change an addicted individual, she/he will continue to struggle if not treated, potentially harming his or herself as well as other family members. In a crisis situation such as this, a family intervention may be the best method to stop the destructive cycle of addiction.
Very often addicted individuals are unaware of their illness and refuse help from those closest to them. The individual can easily blame his/her unhealthy behavior on outside circumstances, taking the focus away from the real cause of the problems. This blindness is part of the disease of addiction, often preventing a person from receiving the help she/he needs. Intervention can be the most effective way to be the ongoing treatment process.
Alcoholism/Drug addiction is a progressive disease that requires professional intervention/interaction. If you or someone you love is affected by addiction, intervention and treatment can restore wellness to your family. While you undoubtedly feel hopelessness and frustration, there is a way to change the situation for the better. While your family member expresses unwillingness to be treated, they can successfully recover. Intervention may be the only way to break what is a vicious downward spiral. While a difficult step to take, family intervention is often the most loving and effective one.