|In cases of drug or alcohol addiction, a crisis intervention guided by a professional is often an essential first step on the road to recovery. Many addicts are in denial that they even have a substance abuse or chemical dependency problem to begin with, and sometimes their friends and families must confront them before they’ll even entertain the idea of seeking chemical dependency treatment. First and foremost, creating a safe, loving, and supportive space is the most important step in an addiction crisis intervention. Friends and family members involved in the intervention may have experienced feelings of anger, disappointment, and even resentment toward the affected individual, but this is not the forum to air those grievances.
Rather than expressing negative feelings that may overwhelm an addict or cause the subject of the intervention to shut down, it’s important to emphasize your care and concern for your loved one who’s struggling with substance abuse. If it’s clear that the intervention is truly a compassionate and loving act, he or she is more likely to listen…and eventually agree to the recovery process and treatment.
Thank you for watching this short video and taking the first step to build a solid foundation to recovery. A foundation built on knowledge, love and compassion. We want you, your family and friends to live a life free from addiction. A life full of Hope.
Help is out there. Don’t miss the opportunity to reach out for help. Be prepared with the knowledge and a plan to change a life in an amazing and positive way.
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