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Intervention works

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Get confused and unwilling addicts the help they need.  
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Every year in the U.S., 120,000 people die of addiction.
That’s 350 a day,
as per Time Magazine
About 10% of our population has intoxication issues.
Chronic and occasional problem drinking lowers one's quality of life. Alcohol or drug abusing brings dysfunction into the lives of all who love you, your employer, employees, neighbors, other drivers on the roads, public safety, children's wellbeing, everyone a mind altered person encounters is at risk. 

Unclear thinking creates mindless actions which bring down society as a whole. Also a ripple effect.  
An estimated 13% of this 10%, ever seek help. So many go on believing they have no intoxication problems. They blame the unhappiness that surrounds their lives on others. Feeling trouble is created outside of their control.  
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If you have a drinking, pill, or street drug using loved one who is out of control, but they are not open to getting help - You can have an intervention for them.  
Treating the person with as much respect as possible is the most relaxed approach for all concerned.
The pre-intervention meeting is when the most important work 
is done.  
The counselor and interested group meet to strategize their approach.
Family and friends share about the client's strengths and the way they see intoxication weakening or alienating them from their dreams.  
This meeting of the minds honors the love and caring they have for the client. 
This process could take a couple of hours while they set their resolve and plan their most peaceful, loving approach. 

Being mindful not to be aggressive or rude which will only set up a defensive posture, we unite and agree we are ready. 
Letters by are written by all participants according to 'tried and true guidelines' provided by the interventionist.  As follows.
The most important part of the response is the letter that you will be writing, and reading OUT LOUD to your loved one.  Everyone participating in the intervention must write a letter.  This letter is to be written before the intervention drafted in the first person (Dear John), and must be read out loud, during the intervention, by the individual who wrote it (unless they cannot be there).  The intervention letter is composed of 6 parts.  Please write your letter using the following guidelines:

Part 1 – Identification
  • Introduce the power of the relationship.  For example: “I love you unconditionally since before you were born.”
  • Please name your relationship.  For example: “We have been friends for over 20 years”.
  • Remove all objections before they arise.  For example: “I realize that I have contributed to your disease by drinking with you on many occasions, and I am sorry”.
Part 2 – Love
  • Why do you love this person?  Please list all their positive attributes.
  • Please talk about your fondest memories and experiences with your loved one.
  • Please tell about times you have been proud and grateful to have them in your life.
Part 3 – Changes
  • What has addiction changed about your loved one’s personality?
  • What has changed about your relationship with your loved one?
Part 4 – The Facts
    •      -     Please list as many specific incidents that have been a direct result of your             
    •        Loved one’s substance abuse is addressed at this time.
      For example:  
      “On Thanksgiving last year, you got so drunk that we pleaded with you not to drive home.  You wouldn’t listen and on the way home, you were pulled over and arrested for a DUI”.
  • Please be brief, accurate, and only discuss incidents that you witnessed firsthand. Let us not talk about unknown things that will make them want to argue the facts.
  • Please refrain from using any judgmental language.

Part 4 - Apology
    •        -  Your loved one may be willing to die while waiting for an apology.  At the base of the broken heart of
    • Addiction is true or perceived trauma.   As you have noticed the addict holds a lot of blame for others.  If this desire for an apology is keeping this person sick and robbing them of their will to live; now is the time to give the apology to them.  We could, of course, have done better.  No human interaction is perfect.  In the clear light of hindsight see what YOU have said or done to harm this sick & dying person.  Go to any length to save their life now.  Give the gift of apology.
    • We are not here in intervention to present "we are right & you are wrong".  State a desire to change.  We all need to learn more and change in recovery.  Addiction is a family disease.
Part 5 – Understanding
    •      -     This is the part of your letter where you let your loved one know that you          
    •             understand that they are sick and that this addiction is not their fault.
  • Please let them know that you understand that this is not a matter of willpower or “weak character.”   
  • However, this is also where you let them know that while it is not their fault that they have a disease, it is their fault if they choose to do nothing about…and Today is the Day!!!
Part 6- The Ask
  • Please end the letter by saying whatever you feel you haven’t gotten a chance to say to you loved one.
  • Briefly, explain the research you have done and how you believe this to be the best and most comfortable treatment center for them.  Let them know that you have done your due diligence in research and would not send them to a place where you would not go yourself, if you needed to.
  • Most importantly, please end your letter by asking your loved one to accept help. Be direct and specific.  For example:  “Please accept the help that we are offering and go into treatment with Loriann today.
Loriann Witte    CAC  
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Loriann Witte     CAC, C.N.D.A.I, RAS

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