Many people believe a person must hit “rock bottom” before treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction can be successful. But, hitting rock bottom can be counterproductive and even life threatening. An intervention may be an approach to get your loved one the drug and alcohol treatment they need. North Coast Recovery can help families with interventions to help their loved one(s) overcome their addictions and get on the road to recovery.
What is an Intervention?
An intervention is a way for friends and families to intervene in their loved one’s lifestyle of abusing drugs and/or alcohol. This potentially alleviates the need for people to hit rock bottom, which can be a dangerous path. In many cases, the intervention is the show of love, support, and hope the addict needs to choose recovery from a disease of addiction.
Many people do not choose treatment simply because they are enmeshed in the spiral of drug and/or alcohol abuse. People who are caught in a cycle of seeking and using drugs and/or alcohol have lives that are continuously focused on their next fix, drug or drink. This behavior isolates the addicts from their families, so these people rarely understand that they can ask for help. Intervention can help separate the addict from a lifestyle that only serves to cover up the pain, depression, disappointment and other issues that motivate them to use drugs.
Alcohol represents a unique challenge in our society because it is an acceptable practice. Knowing when someone has crossed the line between alcohol use, abuse and addiction happens gradually. Alcohol intervention is the first step toward letting the alcoholic know that they have friends and family who want to see them live a healthy, happy, and productive life.
If you have a loved one who is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, an intervention may be the best choice for you and your family. A professionally managed intervention means you do not have to watch the addict continue to spiral out of control and place their life at risk before hitting rock bottom.
The staff at North Coast Recovery can help heal the addict and the family. We are one phone call away. Interventions are very effective ways to initiate treatment, but the practice should only be used by those who are qualified to manage the dynamics that will unfold during the intervention.
North Coast Recovery Can Help with Intervention Services
North Coast Recovery is an outpatient treatment rehab center in the Pacific Northwest serving the Portland Metro Area, Hillsboro, Beaverton and surrounding areas in Oregon as well as Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver and the I-5 corridor in Washington and Oregon. Contact us for more information and to learn how North Coast Recovery can help you or a family member.
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