When enlisting the help of an Idaho drug interventionist, there are some things you will need to share about your family, as well as your addicted loved one. The interventionist will be able to guide you through the entire process. The more information they have in advance, the better they will be able to help the whole family.
What is an Intervention?
An intervention is a special type of conversation where a group of people confront a loved one or a friend. It is meant to accomplish two things:
1. To get the addict to take responsibility for the consequences of their behavior regarding drug use; and
2. To ask them to go to treatment.
What an Idaho Drug Interventionist Needs to Know Before an Intervention
When preparing to work with an Idaho drug interventionist, be prepared to provide the following information.
1. Severity of the Addiction
The interventionist will ask about the depth of your loved one’s involvement with their drug of choice. Be prepared for questions about
• The type of drugs being used
• Amount being ingested
• When your loved one started using drugs
• Where your loved one gets their drugs
• What your loved one’s general physical health/condition is like
Since addiction makes many people become secretive about their drug-use habits, as well as their sources for getting their drug of choice, don’t worry if you don’t have all the details. You will be able to tell the interventionist how much your loved one’s addiction has affected your family, which will be very helpful.
2. Addict’s History
The addict’s history includes whether they have ever overdosed or been hospitalized for their drug use. The interventionist will also want to know if your loved one is also living with a mental health issue or has ever attempted suicide.
3. Who Will be Participating in the Intervention
The intervention may include family members, close friends or coworkers. Some families also ask a member of the clergy to participate if they are active participants in their church.
4. Addict’s Attitude
Is your loved one willing to accept the offer of treatment? Share your impression about their attitude with the Idaho drug interventionist so that the day of the intervention can be planned accordingly.