In many cases, one of the biggest obstacles facing someone with addiction is admitting they have a problem in the first place. It is not uncommon for a person showing the signs of dependency to find it hard to accept there is an issue.
It can be particularly painful and difficult to watch if it is somebody close to you, be it a partner, friend or family member. They may insist everything is under control, and there is nothing to worry about. Despite the fact, it is plain to see to everyone around them they are displaying the symptoms of dependency.
Unfortunately, it is not unusual for an individual in the depths of alcoholism or drug abuse to be in denial about their condition, insisting they are in no need of help.
However, a person’s inability to accept they are having difficulties and ask for help could be preventing them from getting the treatment they need.
It may be necessary to highlight to someone close to you how their alcohol intake, or drug use, is having an adverse effect on their life and could have devastating consequences.
They seem unable to accept their lifestyle could be putting their health, and possibly their life at risk, and you feel you must show them, for their own good. If this is the case, you could arrange a specialist service called an intervention.
It is performed by a trained and practised advisor, who will familiarise themselves fully with the person they have come to help, for a complete overview of the situation.
By speaking with friends and family, the interventionist will gather all the relevant facts and information, to determine if a person does indeed have a problem with addiction, so they can receive the necessary treatment.
If your friends or loved ones proceed with an intervention, the counsellor will arrange the perfect time and place, so those close to you can be in attendance to offer support.
The trained advisor will oversee the process, where they will focus on the person receiving the intervention, demonstrating how their drug or alcohol addiction has negatively impacted their life
The interventionist will emphasise, through counselling and therapy techniques, how they could benefit from rehab if they take that giant step forward and accept, they have an issue.
It would be the aim of the intervention to help the person to see they have a problem, leading the person to a place of acceptance where they are no longer in denial about their addiction and decide to get help, which is the ultimate goal.