Whether a teen or an adult becomes addicted to drugs, the end result is basically the same. A concerned relative or friend may start to notice obvious changes in their loved one’s behavior and speech. The close bond that they may once have shared in the past ceases to exist. The individual who is dependent on a substance soon gets caught up in a whirlwind of self-destruction where their main concern is supporting their habit on a daily basis. When someone has an addiction, they worry very little about their relationship with others, even with those who are the closest to them.
An intervention is a loving method used to bring a loved one out of denial so that they can hopefully turn their life around before they reach the crisis level. Without intervention from friends and family, many individuals fall even deeper into despair. An Edison interventionist who is highly trained in the recovery process of a specific or range of widely abused substances is the best type of professional to have on board when a concerned parent, sibling or friend needs to execute an intervention to help a loved one seek treatment and can provide efficient guidance and moral support to them with each step of the intervention process.
Family and friends who are willing to participate in an intervention also have the opportunity to offer suggestions and feedback to the counselor about their loved one before the intervention begins. An optimum location for the drug intervention should take place where the intervention participants and the loved one would feel most comfortable and safe. However, it is best that an intervention be done in a private setting to avoid shock or embarrassment from the loved one who has a dependency.
Once the selected drug intervention participants have been educated about drug addiction, intervention and the recovery process at an appropriate rehab facility, they can organize themselves to start the intervention as scheduled. They can complete the intervention according to the respondent’s behavior of their action. The objective of a drug intervention is to get the loved one addicted to drugs to acknowledge and subsequently accept treatment at a drug rehab program as soon as possible. It is not a forum where drug intervention participants vent their anger or frustrations, even if they have been negatively affected by their loved one’s habit.