Don't wait for the suffering addict to get ready to get help. How far are you and your family willing to let them sink. Let the recovery process start today using the therapeutic tool of professional intervention.
Our intervention strategy is based on support and respect.
What does it take to end the suffering brought about by active addiction. Can I force my drug addict son, or other loved one into treatment?
You can have an intervention based on support and respect that 98% of the time results in a positive outcome. In my over 20 year of getting to be a part of interventions I am so moved by the emotion that arises when the family tells the suffering addict how much they are loved and missed. Nobody wants to be messed up and making trouble for themselves and those they love. Intervention is a rescue.
As a Nationally Certified Interventionist I have worked with families all over the US and Canada.
We work with functioning addicts who are sue they can work it all out by themselves.
We also work with dysfunctional addicts who are the most hopeless, helpless, and angry people.
(the term addict, includes alcohol addicts)
Both of these types go with us and decide to get help. We use tried and true methods that work out very well. The whole intervention party is forever changed by the process.
Feelings are brought out of the darkness and into the light. They get some hope, come out of denial for long enough to get willing and ready to be transported to the treatment center. They go because the family has asked them to go with the guidance of a professional helping to keep everyone on track. Passion runs high in the face of addiction and the painful, terrifying consequences. The real and anticipated disasters makes everyone too upset to be their best selves when they try to talk about the problem at hand. It becomes the "Elephant in the living room." that no one talks about.
We can have them in a program getting treated while you are still trying to figure out what to do. This can be done. Done in good will. Call me now, I am here and would love to talk about your situation.
See this video to hear Loriann Witte talking about the process. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdBNqRcP0lE&feature=endscreen&NR=1
Do interventions really work? See what the Mayo Clinic studies have to say in this article.