If you are concerned about a loved one’s drug use, you may be wondering about the right time to call a Delaware drug interventionist for help. A person who is addicted to drugs is likely telling themselves (and their family members) that they can quit on their own. Chances are not good that they will seek help independently.
It’s very difficult for a drug addict to take accountability for their addiction and the problems associated with it. Denial is part of the disease, making it very difficult for a person in the throes of addiction to understand that they even have a problem, much less the effect that it has on those around them. Holding an intervention can be a very effective tool to help a loved one addicted to drugs take responsibility for their behavior and accept the offer of formal treatment.
Best Time to Call a Delaware Drug Interventionist
The best time to call a Delaware drug interventionist is as soon as you realize your loved one has developed a substance abuse problem. There is no advantage to waiting until your loved one “hits rock bottom” before taking action. For some people, “hitting bottom” means having a fatal overdose, and you don’t want to let their drug use reach that point.
Contact a professional interventionist for help. They will guide you through the process of holding an intervention to start changing your family and encouraging your loved one to get the help they need.
How a Delaware Intervention Works
A professional interventionist works with the entire family. Their role is to provide information about the disease of addiction and how it changes the person living with it. The family starts the process of repairing itself instead of merely reacting to their loved one’s actions. With the help of the interventionist, the family will start to take back control over the situation by learning how to stop enabling behaviors and setting boundaries with their addicted loved one.
Ideally, the intervention takes place at a time when the addict is not high and is able to focus on what the family is saying. The family members read letters they have written in advance explaining how the addict’s behavior has effected them directly. The addicted family member is asked to get treatment. If they refuse to seek help, the family informs the addict that the family will no longer provide further emotional or financial support.
Most of the time, an addicted person does agree to go to treatment and will leave for the treatment center directly following the intervention. If the addict refuses to get help immediately, they may still decide to get help in the days or weeks following the intervention. The Delaware drug interventionist provides support to the family to stay strong and stick to their resolve to stop providing support to the addict.