May 18, 2018
Do I Have To Wait For My Loved One To Hit Rock Bottom Before Seeking Treatment?
Addiction Treatment

Do I Have To Wait For My Loved One To Hit Rock Bottom Before Seeking Treatment?

If your loved one is struggling with addiction, waiting until he or she hits rock bottom could come with devastating consequences. In some cases, there’s no choice, but professional interventions can ensure you’ve done all you could do to help your loved one. At Intervention Helpline, we can offer your family experienced and compassionate help for your family.

Substance addiction is an all-consuming and pervasive disease that can affect every aspect of an individual’s life. Without medical treatment, your son or daughter, husband or wife, brother or sister faces dire consequences: incarceration, serious physical harm, long-term mental and emotional pain, and possibly death.

An intervention is the first step in getting your loved one the help he or she truly deserves, and an effective intervention requires experience that can only be provided by a professional interventionist.

Why You Need A Professional Intervention

Experience. A professional interventionist is a board-certified experienced technician, trained in conflict resolution and in the mediation of volatile situations. The primary responsibility of the interventionist is to facilitate the safe transfer of a patient from a community setting (usually a home) into a recovery treatment program.

Increased Success. Drug and alcohol interventions are rarely successful without the presence of a third party specialist to mediate and facilitate constructive discussion. In a life and death situation, professional interventionists have the experience, the candor, the empathy and the knowledge to ensure your loved one gets the help he or she deserves.

Manage Volatility. Emotions, tempers, language and reactions can be volatile leading up to, during, and after an intervention has taken place. A professional interventionist represents the better interest of all of all parties involved. The unifying goal is to expedite the treatment process, and cease the substance abuse.

Urgency. The risks of death grow exponentially as the days pass by and your loved one continues to reject treatment. The opioid crisis has led to the production of countless knock off prescription painkillers. Drugs like heroin are now mixed with other harmful toxins and chemicals; combined with the integration of powerful drugs like fentanyl and other synthetic opioids into heroin and other street drugs like ecstasy and cocaine. The risk of death or long-term permanent injury are present in your loved one’s life with every passing day.

Incarceration. Drug use is illegal, and the risk is real, that in the process of obtaining or using an illegal drug your loved one will be arrested and charged with a crime. Beyond drug use, alcoholism is a volatile disease as well, impairing judgment, making an individual more prone to violent and unpredictable behavior patterns – such as driving a car while intoxicated, public drunkenness, or even violent assault. If your loved one is suffering from drug or alcohol abuse, their risk of arrest or incarceration is of dire concern.

It’s important to put your trust in a professional interventionist to ensure the safe and effective transfer for your family member or loved on into a recovery treatment program.

What Does Rock Bottom Look Like?

Rock bottom differs for everyone battling substance use issues. Some of the common threads are listed below.

  • Loss of Work – getting fired from a job because of the addiction
  • Strained relationships – the inability to keep or maintain relationships with friends or family members. Neglecting your responsibilities as a mother or father, or as a husband or wife. These strained relationships can end up in family court, resulting in loss of custody or divorce.
  • Extreme Debt – addiction can result in massive credit card debt, or even taking out lines of credit or second mortgages on homes or businesses and can lead to bankruptcy or even property foreclosure.
  • Depression – one in three individuals suffering from substance use also suffers from a co-occurring mental health condition. Addiction can lead to depression, negative thoughts, self-harm and significantly increase the risk of suicide
  • Criminal behavior – it’s widely known that many commonly abused narcotics are illegal. As employment opportunities dwindle, and as debt capacity is maxed out, some addicts begin selling drugs to maintain their habits, others steal, and others are forced to engage in prostitution to feed their addictions.
  • Incarceration – nearly half of the jail and prison population is made up of drug offenders. From a safety and comfort perspective, you do not want your loved one forced to detox in a jail or prison cell.

Is Someone in Your Family Struggling with Addiction?

A professional interventionist will guide you through the first step. It’s not okay to wait for your loved one to hit rock bottom or to haphazardly try to take that first step on their own. An interventionist will help your family and loved one select from the array of drug and alcohol rehab programs covered by your insurance, and provide thoughtful insight into all of your treatment options. Talk to our compassionate team to plan an effective intervention. We will serve as a mediator and ensure your loved one gets the immediate help he or she needs and deserves.

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