How Can Interventions Be Helpful?

2012
05.06

How Can Interventions Be Helpful?

The problems of drug addiction and alcoholism or even non substance related addictions or obsessions of some kind are very evident and have greatly tormented millions of people around the world. The issue of addiction is now a major concern of any society today. That is why solutions to these lingering problems of our society are seriously studied and tested by professionals in the field of psychology and social behaviorists. That is why intervention is considered in many instances as the initial step towards the recovery from addiction.

Intervention is a means of reaching out to the very core of a drug or alcohol abuser. This is important in getting the help that the drug dependent or alcoholic needs to achieve freedom from addiction. What is really good about the intervention is that it is beneficial in both ways, for the family members or close friends and for the drug addict or alcoholic being addressed.

The very process of intervention will help the family or relatives and friends of drug dependents and alcoholics in achieving the much needed peace of mind and resolution. They will have to express their dismay and even hatred towards the unwanted behavior of the drug or alcohol dependent. By pointing out one by one the list of the unwanted behavior traits, they somewhat express their sentiments which in turn will be very beneficial in the emotional and mental states of those affected.

In this manner they will have a lighter emotional load. The stress of suppressing negative emotions needs to be released and eventually relieved through the process of an intervention. Intervention is very helpful for those that have become codependents for they will be able to cope with the stress and at the same time free themselves from their codependent role. The whole process of the intervention will bring forth closure to the families and loved ones of the drug or alcohol dependents from the role which supported the addiction in the first place.

It may be a success for both the addict or alcoholic and the rest of the people involved, but it is an effective move from the point of view of those other than the addicted to make it clear that they no longer support the addiction problem. In this case intervention is very crucial in achieving recovery from codependency of the family members and loved ones, and their relationship with the addict or alcoholic.

Since the intervention is directed towards the common goal of giving the help and the chance of full recovery for the drug dependents as well as for alcoholics, this process will make it possible for the subject to understand the perils and bad effects of his addiction towards himself and his family. During the intervention family members will share insights and feelings towards the issue of addiction in their loved one. In short but meaningful heartfelt messages what they hope to accomplish is to get their sentiments across and hope that this will touch the heart of the subject and that they will eventually moved towards the decision of accepting the help being offered by means of intervention.

Addiction is a self-destructive behavior and it is important that the individual realizes his own situation and the extent of his addiction. Once understanding is achieved the next phase will be admission. The success of the intervention will be eventual if the dependent will admit that there is a problem and that he will need professional help.

Intervention is a very important part of rehabilitation and recovery for any drug user and alcoholic. Intervention is equally important to the codependents for they will recover and break the vicious cycle of codependency and dependency in addiction. It will help the user as well the people around him.