How does the family regain control during the intervention process?
The individual having the intervention is presented with undeniable proof that the family means business. Much of this is done with the presence of a certified interventionist brought in to work with the family. Along with this, when every single person in the room refuses to enable their drug or alcohol abuse, the addict knows that something different is taking place. Any good family interventionist will familiarize the family with what to expect during the intervention. This is about preparing the family members for the challenges that lay ahead. The people in attendance at the intervention will become stronger and more effective in their demands. The unity of everyone involved in the intervention process demonstrates control and resolve to help the person who is addicted.
What happens during the intervention process if the addict says yes or no?
If your loved one says yes immediately after hearing everything that the family has to say, the professional interventionist will escort them to the drug rehab center. This process must happen quickly, which means that the drug rehab center must be available, paid for, and all transportation arrangement has been made. If there is any chance that the addict must wait around for logistics to be sorted out, there is a strong likelihood they will change his or her mind about getting help. There should be no long goodbyes once the addict says yes. It is difficult to leave the emotions checked during the process of leaving for treatment, but it must be done to show that everyone means business. Someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol will manipulate situations, especially emotional family members who may have enabled them in the past.
If the addicted person says no, the family or those involved with the intervention present the consequences of their decision. These are the consequences that have been pre-determined if the addict chooses not to get help. For example, if the addicted person has children, the spouse may threaten a restraining order preventing the addicted person from seeing the children if they do not go for help. The consequences of their choice must demonstrate that the family means business and is no longer allowing the problems of the addiction to persist.
Does the intervention process stop after they are in treatment?
Newman Interventions is available for the family at any time and will encourage the family to contact us at any point if their loved one is wavering while at treatment. Our intervention group is there for the family, and to help guide them through the healing process and what they can do next now that their loved one is in treatment. The family must remain strong and follow through with the consequences if their loved one threatens to leave drug rehab. Newman Interventions is there to help manage the family and ensure they stay on the right path before, during, and after the intervention is done.