Drug And Alcohol Intervention Strategies
There are so many people that are in need of help with a form of substance abuse today. You may not know the first thing to do to help them. The first thing you should do is have a family meeting. This meeting may not include the affected person at first. The things that should be talked about at this meeting is how to do a family drug intervention.
One thing that should absolutely be covered at your family meeting is enabling behaviors. These may include something that each of you is doing that allows the addict to continue the behavior. Each of you may not know what the other is doing that allows this action, and that is why everyone needs to communicate. Let it be known that there are certain kinds of behavior that are accepted and there are others that definitely are not.
Drug interventions are not easy, on the family or the person that it is being held for. Speak to everyone from your heart. Let the addict know that you are doing this out of love for them, and let them know that you want to help them make their life better. You should bring up things that you miss about them before their addiction. Mention their kids (if they have any). Make them realize that they are not only hurting themselves, but they are taking away the most important person in a child’s life.
Remind them again that they have certain responsibilities that reach far beyond themselves. Maybe they do not have any children to reference to. If that is the case, it may be necessary to use another family member that always thought highly of them. The final thing that any addict needs to know, is that they are loved (without conditions).
The addict may think that you do not love them if you set personal boundaries and do not allow their behavior into your life. This is one of the hardest things for a family member to do, and probably one of the most effective if the addict does not participate in the intervention.