It’s quite common for people living with a substance abuse problem to be in denial about the severity of the issue and the effect it has on those around them. They may feel as though they have control over their drug and alcohol use, and that they can stop using “any time they want to.” For a person who is truly addicted, this is no longer the case. An Oregon intervention may be needed to make a change for the better.
Definition of an Oregon Intervention
An intervention is an action that is taken to improve a particular situation. It’s a deliberate process taken by friends and family to introduce change to a loved one’s thoughts and feelings, and then by extension, their behavior. This action may be necessary if someone is struggling with an untreated addiction and the family is looking for a safe, effective way to get them the help they need.
What Happens if an Intervention is Not Held?
If the family doesn’t step in to hold an intervention, the addiction will continue to become worse over time. People with addiction issues aren’t likely to make the choice to seek treatment on their own. The cravings to use drugs and alcohol are too strong to resist.
There is the possibility that life circumstances may serve to intervene with an addict independent of an intervention. These circumstances contribute to a person hitting their “rock bottom” and may include the following:
• Being arrested
• Overdosing on drugs
• Having a heart attack or stroke
• Becoming suicidal or a danger to themselves or others
• Losing a job
• Financial difficulties
• Breakdown of a marriage or romantic relationship
• Estrangement of family members, including children
While these circumstances may encourage an addict to go to treatment, holding an intervention is an effective way to “bring the bottom up” and get them the help they need without delay.
If you have a loved one in Oregon battling a substance abuse problem, contact us today to find out more about successful intervention and treatment options.