Before an individual can start recovering from an addiction, they need to be dedicated to the process. Admitting we need help is not easy, and it takes much courage to ask for help and enroll in a treatment program. This is often the most challenging step for the person and for their loved ones, but entering addiction rehab with the help of a team of professionals is the best way to get on track to sobriety. The intervention services at JC’s Recovery Center provide families with a way to communicate the need for treatment to their loved one and get them to accept the help that will get them on the journey to a new life.
Confronting the Addict is Challenging
Intervention services could mean the difference between life and death for someone struggling with addiction. Sometimes we have a loved one that is in need of help and we don’t know how to approach the situation. Sometimes it can be difficult to confront someone that we love and know needs help. Each family situation is different, and the intervention team at JC’s Recovery is equipped to meet your loved one where they are and get them to where they need to be—in recovery.
We at JC’s Recovery Center understand that getting your loved one to get the help they need can be a difficult process. We know that with drug addiction there is oftentimes denial or lack of desire to get help. Most addicts cling to the unrealistic belief that they will be able to overcome their addiction on their own when they are ready. Many addicts are even able to convince loved ones that this is the case, and then continue for months or years in their addiction without quitting. This is why we offer intervention services.
Our Intervention Professionals Guide Families through the Process
Too many families wait too long to get their loved one the help they so desperately need because they are afraid of confrontation with the addict. This is where the interventionist steps in; an interventionist is a trained professional that guides families through this process. They have experience dealing with difficult situations where families are unable to convince their loved one to get help and are trained to overcome the objections the addict will bring up when addiction treatment is brought up. A professional interventionist will be skilled at keeping everyone as calm as possible during this difficult time and will make sure conversations remain positive and constructive.
Interventions take proper training, and our experts are trained to help families and their addicted loved ones through the process. We offer our intervention services nationwide and work with loved ones every step of the way. An intervention is a deeply involved and structured process designed to empower and educate the family, and our intervention specialists guide families through it from start to finish. Our interventions are usually a 2-3 day process, and these services have about a 90% success rate.
Steps of an Intervention
The intervention process is an opportunity for family and friends to come together to share information and support each other. The first part of the intervention is a meeting with the family to form a united front and make sure everyone involved is on the same page. Because we work with families across the country, this meeting can take place in person or via phone or Internet connection. The important objective of the initial meeting is to discuss the situation and establish a plan to move forward. Together the family members, with the help of the interventionist, identify any of the problems or obstacles the addict may have getting into treatment and on the right path.
Once all parties are ready, a meeting is scheduled with the addicted loved one everyone is concerned about. Even though tensions are often high and an intervention is a stressful time, our professionals work to keep everyone calm and stay on task. The goal of the intervention is to present the loved one with a structured opportunity to accept help and make changes. If the person refuses, there is an opportunity for more discussion and convincing, and even a plan to establish boundaries and ultimatums if necessary. The majority of addicts, when they learn that their loved ones are truly concerned for their well being and when they are presented with treatment options, are willing to accept help.
Have Treatment Options Ready
The goal of an intervention is to get a person to admit they need help and then to accept that help. Therefore, it is important for loved ones to have a treatment plan in place for when the addict does agree to enroll in a rehab program. The team at JC’s Recovery helps family members learn about treatment options and choose a program that is right for their loved one.
At JC’s Recovery, we offer all different levels of treatment, in order to help clients through the entire recovery process. It begins with residential or inpatient treatment, where the individual lives and stays at our facility while receiving continuous care. A step down from residential is partial hospitalization program, during which time the person can live at our facility or somewhere close by, and participate in day-long sessions. For those more stable in their recovery, intensive outpatient therapy is an option, because it allows the person to live at home and commute to rehab for shorter sessions during the day or evening. Finally, outpatient therapy is for those well on their way to returning to their lives and offers sessions that are much more flexible.
While some individuals absolutely need inpatient or residential treatment, others are stable enough, to begin with, intensive outpatient therapy. The level of care necessary depends on the person’s addiction history, their personal needs, the family’s ability to support them, and various other factors. We are here to help families identify their loved one’s needs and make some basic choices about the right rehab for the person. Once the individual accepts help and enrolls in a program, our team of professionals will conduct a full assessment and, along with the client’s input, establish a full treatment plan.
Families that have options ready for the person when they agree to get help are more successful in getting that person enrolled in treatment. If there is a risk that the person would change their mind, it is important to get them to a treatment center as soon as possible – sometimes even the very next day – before they have time to think about it and decide not to go. Once the wheels are set in motion, the process of physically getting the person into treatment goes rather quickly. Our interventionists help families prepare for getting their loved one into treatment, including arranging transportation and getting their affairs in order.
Get Help Today
We know taking the first step and asking for help for a loved one is difficult. No one wants to admit a problem is beyond their capability to fix, and people don’t like letting strangers into their messy lives. But if you have either tried to talk to your loved one about their need for addiction treatment or if you don’t know where to even begin, we can certainly help. Our interventionists have experience in a variety of situations and are equipped to help families talk to their loved one in a reasonable, non-threatening way that leads to success.
At JC Recovery Center we realize that an intervention is the only way some families can get loved ones into treatment. We have a team of qualified, caring, experienced interventionist to help you. Don’t let fear keep you from talking to your loved one. We can help you get them into the right rehab for their needs. If you would like more information on our intervention services, please contact us today.