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Why an Intervention? 

There may be someone in your life who you think is addicted to drugs or alcohol, someone who isn’t how you remember them because of their dependency. Watching a person with an addiction struggle can be a torturous process, particularly if you are a close friend or loved one. It’s possible you might be asking yourself, “How can I help my friend get clean?” and “What should my role be in my spouse’s recovery?” Sadly, many people with addictions are unwilling to admit that their addiction is a problem. The best method for convincing an addicted person to go to rehab is to stage an intervention. 

People from St. Paul, MN need access to good interventions. Almost 300,000 people in Minnesota are not receiving the care they need to recover from an addiction. To get more information about interventions for your loved ones, contact us. 

What’s an Intervention? 

An intervention is an extremely effective counseling experience that persuades an addict to seek therapy for his or her issues with substance abuse. Family members or other loved ones confront the addicted person about their substance addiction and inspire them to seek rehabilitation. The goals of a recovery intervention are to give the addicted person an opportunity to get help and save their life. There are a few topics that need to be addressed during an intervention, such as: 

  • Specific examples of dangerous behavior and how it has influenced the people around the addicted person 
  • treatment plan that the addicted person is expected to observe 
  • the intent of each member of the intervention if the addicted loved one does not enter a rehabilitation or treatment facility 

It is important to select the right kind of intervention for your circumstances. The four different sorts of interventions are simple, crisis, classical, and family system: 

  • ‘Simply’ asking the target to quit their self-destructive behavior is a simple intervention. This approach should be attempted before any other, more difficult intervention is started. 
  • A crisis intervention can be used to combat hazardous, risky situations, like reckless driving, violence, or extreme addiction. 
  • Persuading a single person to agree to enter rehabilitation is the purpose of a classical intervention. 
  • The complete family is the focus of a family system intervention, since socially dysfunctional environments are created in situations of substance addiction and domestic violence. 

What’s the Difference Between an Intervention and Therapy? 

It is crucial to understand thmajor difference between an intervention and treatment, however both are crucial for recovery. The goal of an intervention is to convince someone to enter treatment for their addiction. It is not focused on actually curing the addiction. Treatment is focused on helping an addicted person get sober. It is one of the best ways to get an addict to stop using, and an intervention is not rehabilitation, but a method to getting the addict to rehab.

At rehab facilities addicts learn about the illness of drug and alcohol addiction and how they can manage long term recovery. Through the help of therapy, they figure out what could potentially trigger a relapse. We strongly recommend following up an intervention with a rehab program, ideally on the same day. 

Watching a loved one suffer and struggle with dependency can be frustrating and scary. Typically, interventions are well-organized events requiring the combined efforts of family and friends, but it is sometimes as easy as asking the individual to stop their behavior. We can help you are your loved one from St. Paul, MN find the care they need. In order to get information on interventionists, treatment facilities, or to learn about addiction in general, contact us at (651) 370-8651.