Why It’s Needed
It's painful to see someone you love addicted to drugs or alcohol. You want to help them any way you can. Sadly, addicts sometimes can’t see the harm they cause their loved ones. Addiction literally changes someone’s mind. It affects a person both mentally and physically. They think they cannot function without their addiction present. That leads them to drastic measures, including (in some cases) criminal behavior. An addict gets to the point where the addiction is more important than jobs, family or friends.
If someone you know is in this position, an intervention may be the first step toward getting them help. An intervention is a well-planned meeting with the addict to urge them to get help immediately. You will likely need help from a qualified interventionist. That person can help organize the meeting with the addict. You will also need to meet with other loved ones to discuss the intervention and how to best carry it out. Interventions are not always easy, but they are worth it when you know there is no other way. Your loved one is worth it, and so are you and your family.
You might be asking, "How can I help my loved one get better?" and "What's my part in helping my loved one get help for this dependency?" Friends and family members care deeply for the one that is suffering from addiction, but it could wear them down to have to say 'no' all the time. It's irritating to feel used by the addict, and having to watch on as other people encourage the addict with codependent behavior. You can't be frightened of confrontation. Worry can't stop you from taking action. However, with the help of a professional treatment center you can get your loved one the help they need.
Putting it Together
The next step would be to meet with the interventionist and discuss the situation. Together you will plan what you will say to the addict, when you will say it and who will be there. All this planning is essential. The goal is to demonstrate as clearly as possible to the addict that they need help and should begin rehabilitation. At a set time, everyone will meet with the addict and go over the reasons why the addict needs to get help immediately.
If the addict decides to seek help, it is the first step in a long process of healing. Treatment can take many forms, including counseling and medical care. In many circumstances, a rehab center is the best choice. That’s because a rehab center ensures that the addict will have the best treatment possible. Many addicts fail to recover only because they are trying to quit on their own power. The rehab center will be staffed by counselors and medical professionals who are experts in helping addicts recover and stay sober. The experts will also have access to medication and techniques that will best help the addict overcome their addiction.
The individual attention that an addict receives at a rehab center makes all the difference toward an effective recovery. Everyone is a bit different, and a rehab facility takes those differences into account. The customized plan they create for you will be the best one possible. If you want to help your loved one get the rehab assistance they need, call 916-249-2665 to speak to someone about interventions or rehab treatment in the New York area. The right assistance can make all the difference for your loved ones.
Levels Of Care
Outpatient treatment refers to a patient receiving care outside of a direct rehab facility. It usually involves living with a support group of fellow recovering addicts. Some rehab facilities will be able to place you directly into an outpatient program if necessary.
Inpatient treatment refers to a patient receiving care inside a rehab facility. The patient usually resides in the facility during the treatment. The patient is monitored by several health care professionals. These workers provide the therapy, medicine and guidance to help the patient return to sobriety.
Depending on the patient’s needs, some therapy may take place in a hospital facility or a private residence. The hospital can provide medicines and medical personnel to attend to the patient. The private residence is usually that of a family member or close friend.