If you have a loved one who is struggling with addiction but hasn’t sought treatment, then you may be like many other families in the United States – and worldwide – who want the best for their loved one, but don’t know what to do. You may have tried talking to them, only to find their denial that they even have a problem. On the other side, you may feel personally responsible for their substance dependency – as many family members experience shame, guilt, sadness and more when they discover their loved one’s struggle with drugs. If you feel as though you’ve tried everything under the moon but still cannot convince your loved one to seek help, you may want to consider hosting a family intervention.
Addiction interventionists are experts who are trained to help friends and family members plan and stage the entire intervention process. They can help in many ways:
- They may guide you in choosing the best time to host the intervention (such as never doing so when a loved one is “high” or intoxicated)
- They may encourage family members to speak from the heart, which could help give these individuals courage throughout the intervention
- They may help a loved one feel supported throughout the intervention, as to prevent them from feeling “attacked” or “cornered” by friends and family members
- They may assist in helping family members prepare what they’d like to say
- And more
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), family support is often the common denominator for those undergoing treatment from addiction. If family members step forward and emphasize that their loved one needs to seek help and that they’re willing to help them, there is a much greater likelihood of help being sought. For many people, though, interventions are a huge influencer in this situation – because those with addiction often believe they do not have a problem.
If you’re ready to speak with an interventionist, contact Cumberland Heights today. We work with a number of top-rated interventionists which can also assist in making arrangements for your loved one to reach our facility.
Cumberland Heights is a nonprofit alcohol and drug-addiction treatment center located on the banks of the Cumberland river in Nashville, Tennessee. On a sprawling 177-acre campus, we are made up of 2 12-Step immersion campuses, 12 outpatient recovery centers and 4 sober living homes. We believe that each person has a unique story to tell – and that’s why we always put the patient first.