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So you’re interested in staging an intervention. Are you watching your loved one fade away? Does it seem everyone knows about the problem but your loved one? If you are waiting for him or her to “snap out of it,” you may be sorely disappointed, and the bottom that’s hit could be death. Get help today from an addiction interventionist at Bay Area Recovery Center. We can assist you in planning, staging, and carrying out the intervention every step of the way.
We Can Help You Plan, Stage, and Carry Out an Intervention
As you know, most addicts under the spell of alcohol or drugs probably won’t ask for help on their own — part of the illness is the inability to recognize the need for help. But there is something you can do. Through our professional drug and alcohol intervention services, our trained counselors can help you and your family hold an intervention in one of our Houston, Texas facilities, or in one of the rehabilitation centers in Pasadena, Clear Lake, Pearland, Richmond, Dickinson, or Webster. Through family intervention, continued family participation, and professional substance abuse and addiction guidance, you can help your loved one begin the road to recovery today.
The goal of an intervention is to help your loved one recognize the reality and extent of their addiction so that they realize it is a problem for the ones they love, and agree to getting treatment. It is an opportunity for friends and family to do something constructive for the addict, rather than being helpless, passive or enabling the individual’s addiction.
While it is not required, we highly recommend getting help from a licensed counselor because:
For these reasons, it is important to have professionals helping with the intervention, and the experienced counselors at Bay Area Recovery Center can provide the support and guide during this milestone to help them get and stay sober.
We provide a systematic approach that helps addicts truly recognize crossroads and empowers you to be strong for your loved one. It will be important for you to stop rescuing and enabling the addict, this only allows him or her to continue current behaviors. This may be difficult, but it is a necessary part of the process.
We’ll help you gather friends and family to support the intervention, time it when the addict is sober (if possible), explain clearly what the drug abuse has caused and what you will do if he or she doesn’t get help. Remember, if addicts could stop on their own, they would have already. This is your opportunity to be actively involved in the recovery process.
Every situation is unique and different. There is no manual for an intervention. The best advice we can give you is to be black and white about it. Addicts don’t want to talk about the black and white issues – they only want to talk about the gray areas in between. Be straightforward. Be direct. Be black and white. Don’t be afraid to talk about it. Tell them to get help – period.
We can tell you from experience that they’ll usually get help. In fact, we’ve found it’s much more difficult to convince family members to be black and white about the issues than it is to convince addicts to get help. It’s okay if they get mad; that means they are going to make a change. They may put up a fight, but probably not a very good one. They are waiting for someone to say no to them and make it stick.
Once you talk to them, the best thing you can do is seek counseling for both you and the addict. They have to choose to recover on their own, but you also have to know how to support them throughout the recovery and afterward.
If you would like help holding an intervention, please contact Bay Area Recovery Center today. As always, we unconditionally respect and protect your privacy.
Once you’ve held an intervention and they’ve agreed to professional care and counseling, what happens next? Rest assured – you both will learn how to get well. Please call to set up an intervention.