An unfortunate characteristic of today’s social structure is to regard certain incidents as only ever happening to someone else. We say it could never happen to us, or this is a problem for another city. Truth hurts and part of that truth is that families have to deal with addiction. The uncontrollable habit may be driven by illicit drugs or by alcohol. The problem may even be an addiction caused by something most consider recreational. Gambling is a source of addiction, as is sex and food.
Drugs are the fastest growing problem in Pennsylvania, particularly prescription medication (www.whitehouse.gov), biasing the mission of an Upper Darby Interventionist toward abusive substances, although an interventionist is prepared for any kind of addiction. The crucial point is to take action when an addiction is discovered. Don’t stop and argue or blame someone. The time for blame is past and the moment has come to consider options. Instead of sitting back and hoping the problem clears up all by itself, which it never does in real-life stories of substance abuse, take action and empower the group by deciding on an affirmative move forward in the form of an intervention. Further, exponentially improve the chances of successfully sending an addicted family member into treatment by employing the invaluable services of an interventionist. Here is a trained individual with hard earned knowledge in how to relieve the hopeless struggles of an alcoholic, drug addict, or sufferer of some other terrible disorder, one that involves terrible cravings that must be satisfied.
Organization and Initiation
Informed of the many models thought to be most effective in effecting change and acceptance in an addicts behavior, an interventionist imparts knowledge during a lengthy period of preparation. Members of the support team take on roles that include research and the willingness to communicate the research calmly during the toughest parts of the confrontation. The family is transformed into a united front intent on formally guiding the loved one into treatment. Close friends may join the engagement, joined by members of the clergy and other influential parts of the addicted relatives life, all with the simple but powerful desire to end abuse. With the acceptance of responsibility and the recognition of accountability, an addict can finally drop the last vestiges of denial and enter a rehab program.