When your loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, he or she can be in denial of their problem. Drug and alcohol addiction not only affects your loved one, but also family, friends, and coworkers. Addiction increases the risk of developing serious health complications, overdose, or early death.

Drug or alcohol addiction affects the family’s mental and emotional health. The constant fear and worry can be draining. A person with an addiction often comes in late to work, or not at all. This increases coworkers’ stress, as they must take on the absent person’s workload.

When a loved one is in denial about his or her addiction, it can be hard to encourage them to get treatment. Intervention is a great option for convincing your loved one they need help. He or she may unintentionally think they are a social drinker. They might also brush off their addiction to drugs as just something to do for fun. An intervention helps your loved one face their problems with drugs or alcohol and allows them to see how much family and friends care.

An intervention usually includes family, friends, and an intervention specialist who acts as a mutual party and monitors the communication and intervention. When you arrange for an intervention, expect your loved one to resist treatment, become hostile, and act aggressively.

Prepare yourself in advance for the possible negative scenarios in intervention and develop a plan with the intervention specialist on what to do and say in the intervention. Express the importance of his or her getting treatment for their addiction. Let him or her know how much they mean to you and why you care.

Most importantly, avoid shaming or demeaning comments toward your loved one about his or her behavior. He or she already feels ashamed and worthless. Stay positive and encourage your loved one to get help. Cypress Lake Recovery specializes in intervention for substance addiction. The compassionate staff at Cypress Lake Recovery is committed to the overall health of every client. You do not need drugs or alcohol to cope. Get help today.

Cypress Lake Recovery offers treatment for substance addiction, addictive behavior, dual diagnosis, and mental health conditions in a serene, remote, lush-green environment. The program encompasses holistic addiction therapy for the mind, body, and soul. The focus is on physical, mental, and emotional well-being by generating the balance of life-enriching treatment, wellness, and healthy sober relationships that are sustainable. Call us to get started: 866-217-2636