You may have heard of the idea of a drug intervention, or perhaps you’re considering staging one for someone you love. It’s a common experience, and there is a lot of information out there. It can be hard to weed through it all and find the answers. So, we’ve put together this post of a few things you need to know about interventions before you start the journey.
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There are many misconceptions about interventions out there. We’ll just go through a few, but these are things that you may believe about interventions but are simply not the case.
To start with, it’s often thought that interventions are only for those who are really at rock bottom. Yes, we should probably not do an intervention on somebody who has one drink a month and has never had problems. However, as somebody moves through the stages of addiction, an intervention becomes a viable option. You don’t have to wait until it is almost too late to do an intervention.
Next, many people believe an intervention won’t work if the individual has already tried treatment before. This is simply not true. The unfortunate reality of addiction is that many people don’t get sober the first time they go to treatment, and it takes a few times.
The other big misconception we see about interventions is that anybody can do it. You’ve seen the TV show, read about the process online, and think you know what you’re doing. You may even be a therapist or clinician. You still need an independent, trained third-party present to help. This interventionist can see things a little more clearly as an outside party, and use their experience and training to help the process go as smoothly as possible for everyone involved.