Family and close friends of those suffering from alcoholism and drug abuse often become painfully caught up in the illness themselves. Consulting an interventionist, with expertise in drug and alcohol intervention, can help.
Whether you are looking for help for a loved one who has never before had treatment, or for assessment and modification of current strategies that do not seem to be succeeding, consulting an expert can make a substantial difference in the lives of all concerned. A professional with wide-ranging knowledge of the relevant treatment issues, alcohol treatment resources and methods of intervention can offer relief for the entire family.
The lives of adult children of substance abusers, partners, parents, siblings, and close friends may be consumed by efforts to control the chemically dependent person’s unpredictable behavior and to cope with its consequences. Fear, frustration, and anger frequently give way to feelings of hopelessness and a sense of helplessness. Family members may begin to question their own self worth and their ability to control their own lives.
Family intervention can help significant others to interrupt the downward emotional spiral. Care givers (those who over function to compensate for the under-functioning of the substance abuser) are helped to find ways of taking better care of themselves. Intervention options may also be explored to get the chemically addicted relative the help that he or she needs.
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