It may be obvious to a spouse, adult child, sibling, or parent that their loved one is struggling with addiction. However, for the person who is using drugs or alcohol in compulsive ways, it might not be that clear. Sometimes, they may want to stop using, but the addiction is too powerful. An intervention specialist may provide the insights and tools they need to get help. At Ethan Crossing in Ohio, our addiction treatment program is available when you need help.
What Does an Intervention Specialist Do?
The goal of an intervention specialist is to facilitate an opportunity for loved ones to talk to, work with, and support a person with addiction with the goal of getting them into treatment. The specialist works to show that individual that they need to get help and explain how to do so. An addiction intervention is not always a high-drama event, but it is an impactful resource that people can use when their loved one is struggling.
Who May Benefit from Working with an Intervention Specialist?
Some people may recognize they have an addiction, but they may not know what to do about it or how to stop using. That’s because addiction is a disease that requires professional help. Many people cannot stop due to dependence. Dependence creates changes in the brain that make it nearly impossible to stop use. If this is happening to your loved one, an addiction intervention may be helpful. Some signs that you should get this type of help for your loved one include:
- Trying to stop but failing or relapsing quickly
- Being in denial of how bad things are
- Damage to relationships, inability to maintain responsibilities at home or work
- Aggressive behavior when not using
- Difficulty processing how treatment will help
A person with addiction dependence isn’t able to stop using due to withdrawal symptoms and cravings. They may want to and have tried but cannot. A specialist at a residential treatment program can offer tools to help make that decision.
What Happens When You Reach Out to an Intervention Specialist?
The first step is to have a consultation to discuss what is occurring and why. Demonstrate from examples what type of changes you’ve seen and why you think your loved one needs help. Then, the interventionist works closely with you and those who are very close to the loved one to create a plan to help them.
This plan often includes a meeting where loved ones come together to discuss why addiction treatment is necessary. Use examples from recent history to show your loved one what addiction has done to you. Another key component of this process is to set new rules. These are rules that the person must follow in order to live in your home or receive your support. It is often these rules and restrictions that finally force a person to admit they need help.
Begin the Journey to Recovery at Ethan Crossing
By working with our team in advance, we can set up treatment for your loved one. They can come to us and receive the care they need right away. In this process, they can finally get the help they need to stop using.
Some of the programs available in our center include:
Whether or not you use an intervention specialist, make the decision to get your loved one help today. That may mean calling Ethan Crossing in Ohio to learn more about our addiction treatment program. Let us provide you with the resources you need to encourage your loved one to start the recovery process. Call 833-691-0736 or connect with us today for the support you need.