Anyone who has ever been addicted to drugs will acknowledge the futile attempts to quit. Many times an individual will make conscious decisions to quit a substance, but be deterred by unforgiving withdrawal symptoms that kick in once an individual stops taking the substances.
In a number of instances, drug abuse or addiction starts as a genuine need to take care of a particular disorder. For recreational users, it is a need to obtain euphoria or some other effect coming with the substances. Either way, substance abuse is characterized by the consumption of drugs against the directions of qualified medical practitioners or for purposes other than those medically approved. One thing you will acknowledge about substance abuse is that the individual is not in control.
Essentially, it is a compulsive consumption of the substance with complete disregard to the adverse effects on the individual’s life. In most case, the individuals promise to change or are in denial about its effects, often referring to individuals who seem to be worse off.
Confronting the individual in such a manner that he or she feels attacked is more likely to push them more to abuse as a way of consoling themselves or as a way of revenge. This underlines the importance of intervention treatment in a rehabilitation center. Intervention refers to a process that is methodically planned in pre-intervention work prior to approaching the addict.
There are various benefits that come with intervention treatment.
To begin with, the interventionist would not be compromised by maneuvers and manipulations of the abuser. Many times an addict will compartmentalize their lives in such a way that every individual they interact with will only know what the addict wants them to know.
In this case, it becomes a tall order for loved ones to come with a unified way of approaching the addict. However, the interventionist would tease out all manipulations, lies, and subterfuge, bringing to light the real picture of addiction. The addict is no longer able to hide, leaving only the option of seeking treatment.
Intervention treatment also introduces a neutral third-party. The interventionist manages the admission process, discharge planning, as well as after-care support and therapy. It has always been said that familiarity breeds contempt, and nowhere else would this adage apply more aptly than in substance abuse treatment. Addicts tend to distrust their loved ones. The interventionist would act as a link between the loved ones and the addict, since the relations would have been severed by the habit.
Intervention treatment allows the individual to see the habit from the loved one’s point of view. Devoid of a direct attack on the person, the intervention gives the individual an opportunity to see the bare facts, making a conscious and informed decision, fundamental for success in treatment.