Thursday, December 9, 2010

Drug Rehab Recommendations for a Successful Intervention

This is the first article in a series on interventions, why they fail and the best methods to use. This series will comprise of 5 articles, each illustrating a different aspect of the intervention process.

Interventions are often times necessary when getting your loved one the help they need to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction. A successful intervention will get them on their way to a drug rehab program, taking the first step in their recovery. The reason interventions fail is because those leading the intervention aren’t aware of the key elements that need to be in place in order to get the addict into a treatment program.

Five Recommendations for a Successful Intervention:

Part 1, Using a Professional:

Family dynamics are fraught with heated emotion based on years being so closely involved with each other. The whole process may devolve into a debate about unrelated or unresolved issues. Therefore dealing effectively in an intervention situation can be easily undermined by arguments and resentment. In the worst case scenarios, a poorly executed intervention can actually make the addict feel more alienated, leaving the family in a worse position than they were in before they started.

Depending on the drug rehab you have chosen, they may have staff trained and available to facilitate an intervention, or the ability to refer you to a successful intervention specialist. What an Intervention Specialist does is maintain the structure of a successful intervention, guiding to the goal of having the addict accept treatment. They are able to remain objective throughout the process, unaffected by personal history or familial conflict.

Intervention Specialists will also be able to coach the family beforehand and help them prepare for any situation that may arise, giving them the ability to handle things in a constructive manner.


Drug treatment is the most successful method for achieving permanent sobriety and moving on with life. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or alcoholism, please get help today!

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