When to Have an Addiction Intervention
Are you concerned with the health of a friend or loved one? Have drugs or alcohol taken over their life? If these questions resonate with you, then it may very well be time for an intervention. But when should you have a professional intervention? Is there a right time?
Preparation is needed for a proper intervention. Here are a few signs that your friend or loved one needs help right now.
Addiction can cause poor health in the addicted individual. Constant abuse of drugs and alcohol will negatively affect a person’s health. If you are noticing a decline in the health of your friend or loved one – and drug use is a factor – then it may be time to stage an intervention.
Most addicted individuals live in denial. They may recognize a decline in their health, but will attribute it to something other than their addiction. An intervention is a good time to address health issues and emphasize how rehab can break the addiction cycle and create a return to wellness.
A Rift in Family and Friends
Addiction effects the entire family. addiction to drugs and alcohol can cause the addicted person to lose sight of how friends and loved ones are negatively affected by their lifestyle. Children within a household of addicted parents may experience abuse, neglect, or negative feelings such as anger and guilt. Marriages often end when one partner becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol. The financial burden an addicted person places on others can take a toll on friends and family. If you are affected negatively by your friend or loved one’s addiction – now is the time to plan for an intervention.
Trouble with the Law
Sometimes it takes being arrested for DUI or possession charges to get an addicted person to realize they have a problem.
Other times, drug or alcohol related offenses and legal trouble will have no effect on the addicted person. They fail to place the blame on their substance abuse and continue to live addicted to drugs or alcohol. Staging an intervention for rehab with friends and family will allow you to be open and honest about your feelings with the addicted person. This may be what is needed to finally have them get the treatment they need for a healthier lifestyle.
Hopefully, this short guide will be of help in deciding if it is time to have an intervention for your friend or loved one.
Contact New Start Recovery Solutions
If you have encountered one or more of these issues, contact New Start Recovery Solutions today to inquire about an intervention and rehab in the East Bay, San Jose, Bay Area or Sacramento areas.
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