Las Cruces Interventionist
Perhaps the first fact a concerned group of friends and family should accept is that their loved one, thought to be addicted by a substance or disorder, is no longer in control of life. The pilot of an addicts thoughts is only need, the craving for another high, another drink, or other source of addiction. The illness reduces all other thoughts, every dream, to irrelevancy, leaving only room for the compulsion. Worse still, addictive behavior can only strengthen its grip, eventually leading to possible imprisonment or hospitalization.
Options are limited, and the crisis is looming large on the horizon. The solution, though unpleasant to consider, is to reach for empowerment through an intervention. A family may never have even considered such a drastic move before, may not be sure where to begin. It would be unwise to simply stage such a powerful and life-changing solution by reading a book or finding a website, especially when there are trained counselors, interventionists, available to guide groups through the delicate stages of the process. Coordinating and orchestrating the intervention, as well as providing an effective model of formal intervention, an interventionist takes the load off the group, allowing everyone to dedicate every iota of energy to reaching and changing the addicted relative.
Planning an Intervention
New Mexico is straight in at the top of the list of states affected by illicit drug abuse (www.whitehouse.gov). Rising trends for methamphetamine usage and prescription drug dependency are reported at the start of a week, followed closely by stories of traffickers caught on the border. The planning for the intervention will absorb these facts, a Las Cruces Interventionst will use those same figures to add momentum to the group, and corresponding research carried out by other members of the newly formed support team will only serve to enforce the message that addiction is all around. The support team, formed from friends and family, must work all the harder as the actual intervention nears, preparing statements, memorizing them and consulting the Las Cruces Interventionst to ensure their effectiveness.
Staging the Intervention
Deliver the statements calmly, honestly, and convey the desire for change. Once the loved one accepts accountability, sees how much control has been lost and turns to treatment, offer to drive him or her straight to rehab. Follow-up with continual support to avoid a disappointing and devastating relapse.