January 28, 2015
What if They Don't Want Help
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What if They Don’t Want Help

The majority of drug and alcohol abusers and addicts are resistive to getting help for their problems at first. They only want to do what is comfortable and continue on the direction they’re going in. This is why interventions are so helpful and successful – because it takes someone (or a group of people) to step in and help them face the issue and decide to get help.

The majority of substance abusers, by far, are miserable and really want help deep down. The problem is that they feel it will be too much work, so continuing to get drunk or high all the time is just easier for them, or so they think. In reality, they are just continuing to make the problem worse, of course.

For most addicts, there has to be one or more life changing events to get them to realize they need help, and to accept it when it is offered. Sometimes these are tragic events that cannot be reversed, such as the loss of a loved one or major criminal conviction. Most of the time, these events are enough to shake them loose so they can see that something needs to change. All these are various forms of intervention.

That is why the best kind of intervention is one that includes a specialist along with the key family and friends. These are not only the most successful that we have observed, but also help to prevent more serious events from happening. They don’t have to hit bottom to want help. It is up to you to show them that.

Mike Loverde

Mike Loverde is a Certified Intervention Professional with more than 10 years of experience, and he is the founder and president of Intervention Helpline. He believes in taking a family-first approach to every intervention, and he created Intervention Helpline with the primary purpose of saving each family’s loved one before it is too late.

Furthermore, he is the primary writer for the Intervention Helpline Blog. He is always eager to share his insight and expertise on interventions, addiction treatment programs, rehab insurance coverage, relapse prevention and many other related topics.

Read the latest blog articles from the desk of Mike Loverde here, and don’t hesitate to contact if you have any questions or need intervention help now.

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