Individuals who are struggling with addiction can find it difficult to reach out for help. In these instances, an intervention may be necessary to help the person in need get the help they need. In order for an intervention to be successful, it needs to be well-planned and executed. Multiple possibilities and outcomes need to be planned for. An intervention specialist has the training and expertise to anticipate the variety of issues that could occur during an intervention. By using our addiction intervention services in Mississippi, you can set your loved one up for success in addiction treatment.
Reach out to Vertava Health Mississippi today at 844.470.0410 to learn more about our drug and alcohol intervention services.
Why Alcohol and Drug Intervention Services May Be Needed
When a person is consumed by addiction, they need help. Self-blame, self-hatred, self-loathing, and self-deprecation are all negative mindsets that taint a person’s self-image, leading them to convince themselves that they’re unworthy of help, support, or a better life.
When a person is feeling isolated from the world around them, it can be hard to imagine regaining a place within it. They might have a hard time finding hope, and without hope, it is very hard to work towards sobriety. When a person is so overwhelmed by these often debilitating things, they may not be able to seek or obtain help on their own.
In addition, they might deny the truth of any efforts for help that their friends or loved ones make.
It is at this point that addiction intervention planning may be the best thing to grant a person enough perspective so that they can get the help they need.
How Our Addiction Intervention Services Can Help
An addiction intervention is when a group of people bands together to reach out to a person who is struggling with addiction in the hopes of opening their eyes to the help they need.
This group of people may also include a professional that is qualified and trained to lead or facilitate the intervention. This may include:
Family and friends are not the only people who can stage an intervention. In fact, they can be the people that are least skilled and successful at planning an intervention, as the emotions, history, and fears that surround them and connect them to the individual can get in the way.
This leads us to the next important point—enlisting the help of a professional that is highly trained in intervention can make a huge difference.
What Help Does an Intervention Specialist Provide?
An intervention specialist’s main priority is to support the person who needs help, but they are also there to help the family or friends as this time can be difficult and overwhelming for them too. An added benefit for some is that the professional often has an office, which can be used as a neutral space for the intervention.
The interventionist or person assisting you begins to work before the actual intervention occurs. Typically, they will meet up with you and anyone else who might offer them a useful perspective on the person suffering from addiction several times before the actual intervention occurs. Here are the things they can help you with:
Assembling Background Information
During these sessions, they will conduct a thorough investigation of the person’s drug or alcohol use. They will also seek to determine if there are any dual diagnoses present that could influence the addiction or the outcome. A person who has a co-occurring disorder often has symptoms that can partially inhibit their ability to clearly see the situation what the addiction has imposed upon them. It is important for the professional leading the intervention to understand these disorders so that they can take into account how they aggravate the addiction or how they may influence the intervention itself.
At this point, the professional assembles information not only on the person that is in need of addiction treatment but from the people that are going to be involved within the intervention. This is so they can preemptively determine where things might go and how best to handle them. They will also discern what information you have that might be useful or detrimental to integrate into the conversation.
Researching and Choosing a Program
The professional that works with you can help advise you on residential treatment options and direct you towards programs that might work best for your loved one. They will help you to set about making a clearly defined treatment plan that you can present to your loved one, including setting goals and establishing boundaries.
Preparing and Outlining
It is important that an intervention remain structured and focused. This helps to keep the discussion on track and away from overly emotional conversations that can derail the focus and impact. The professional will likely give you guidelines of things to say, and may even have you practice rehearsing them prior, that way things run smoothly and efficiently. They will help you to organize your thoughts in a way that is most beneficial to the outcome.
Transitioning to Treatment
A specialist can be helpful during the transition from the actual intervention to after, as they can help to make arrangements to have your loved one transported to the facility and make sure all the final details are in place. This helps to alleviate a lot of stress on the friends and family during a time that is already highly stressful.
Creating a Plan for Follow Up
Lastly, they will help to plan and implement any follow-up that is necessary. Recovery is a journey. Getting into treatment is the first major step after a person accepts that they have a problem. Achieving sobriety is another landmark, but the recovery itself takes work and insight—things that the intervention professional can help prepare you and your loved one for. The intervention specialist will give you ideas on how you can support any necessary lifestyle changes or behaviors for your loved one. They will also direct you to resources like support groups and counseling, both for yourself and your loved one.
Contact Vertava Health Mississippi for Addiction Intervention Planning
Every aspect of addiction can be daunting to both you and the person that is struggling with it. It can be hard to keep your head clear when you’re faced with this level of adversity. Let us help direct you to resources and treatment options that can get your loved one the care they need to succeed and find sobriety. Contact us today at 844.470.0410 to learn more about how addiction intervention services from Vertava Health Mississippi can help.