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For over a decade, we have been helping men and women in the Dallas, TX area overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol. An intervention is probably the best way to get an addict into rehab (rehabilitation treatment programs). If you’re worried about somebody in your life, somebody who’s significantly different as a result of a drug or alcohol habit, an addiction intervention treatment may be just the way to get them help. It’s difficult, watching someone you love struggling with addiction.  You may be asking, “How can I help my loved one get sober again?” and “What’s my function in getting my friend help?” Even if you care deeply for your family member or loved one, you might be wary of saying no, tired of being used, and fed up with the people who feed off the addict with codependent behavior. You can’t be frightened of confrontation: don’t let fear stop you from taking action. Call us at (214) 307-9171 for more information about interventions and how to set one up.

What’s an Intervention?

An intervention is a planned, organized confrontation that seeks to convince the addict to enter a rehabilitation center to treat their problems with dependency. Family members, friends, clergy, coaches, or other individuals that care about the addict come together to tell the addict their concerns, inform them of the consequences of their substance addiction, and encourage them to seek therapy for their substance abuse. The purpose of an intervention is to give the addict a chance to get help and save their life by entering into rehab services, especially if the addict doesn’t understand that they have an issue or are in denial, or they are simply unwilling to seek help. During an intervention it is very important to discuss:

  • the addict’s unhealthy behavior, and the way it has influenced the addict and their family members
  • the treatment plan, along with objectives and guidelines that the addict is expected to observe
  • what each person will do if the addict won’t enter a rehabilitation center of some kind

Generally, there are four different kinds of interventions: simple, crisis, classical, and family systems.

  • “Simply” asking the person to quit their self-destructive habits is a simple intervention; this strategy should be done before other, more complicated intervention is started.
  • Crisis intervention is used to address extremely dangerous, precarious situations, such as reckless driving, violence, or severe substance dependency.
  • Getting a singular person to agree to enter rehab immediately is the purpose of a classical intervention.
  • In a family system intervention, the focus is on getting the entire family to quit their behaviors, particularly in situations of substance dependency and family violence, which create socially dysfunctional environments.

What Is the Difference Between an Intervention and Rehab?

Though both are very important for the recovery process, it’s imperative to recognize the difference between an intervention and therapy. Our treatment center encourages the addict’s friends, family, and others that care about them to organize an intervention, the objective of which is to persuade the addict to get rehab for their disease. An intervention is NOT rehabilitation, and might not be enough to convince an addict to stop using drugs or alcohol. Our rehab facility in the addict learns about the illness of addiction, what triggers their use of drugs or alcohol, and methods to sustain long term recovery.  For the very best chance of success, our treatment center recommends that an addict is pushed to enter treatment right away after their intervention.

For Immediate Assistance, Contact Us As Soon As Possible!

It’s scary and disturbing to watch a friend succumb to drug abuse. Our treatment center offers intervention as an intense, organized event that combines the efforts of family and friends, but sometimes it can be as easy as asking the person to quit their destructive habits. If you or someone you love is in the Dallas, TX area, and are in need of services such as detox, inpatient rehab, residential treatment, intensive outpatient give us a call at  (214) 307-9171 immediately!