Hollywood Intervention Help

Hollywood, CA Intervention HelpThere are a number of difficult questions you may be dealing with if you are thinking about staging a Hollywood, CA intervention. Many resources will talk you through the basics, such as getting friends and family together, preparing what you want to say with examples of problem behaviors and how you feel about the addict’s actions, and having a treatment facility prepared so you can take the addict there directly from the intervention. These are all very general concepts however, and specific issues may leave you feeling overwhelmed.

Issues to Consider with Hollywood, CA Interventions

  • Should children be included? In most cases, the answer is “yes.”  Any child who will be affected by the absence of a family member in treatment or who has a relationship with the addict may benefit from attending the intervention so as to understand exactly what is happening. The addict, in turn, may be more gentle and receptive if they are hearing how children are hurting because of their behavior.  A clear exception to this principle would be if you are afraid that the intervention could become violent.
  • What if there is a chance that the addict will get violent? The aid of a professional interventionist is your best tool here. An interventionist is certified in many disciplines, including handling situations with the potential for violence, and gaining control of the situation if the addict does become violent.
  • What if we’re dealing with a relapse or multiple relapses? Relapses are a common occurrence during the process of recovery. Depending on the substance being abused and the balance of physical and psychological addiction, stress factors and temptations present in the addict’s life, the chances of at least one relapse may be as high as 90 percent. Though you may feel like, “We tried this before and it didn’t work, so why bother trying again?” the answer is, “Because it can still help.”
  • Am I to blame? It is possible that you are engaging in enabling behaviors.  In addiction therapy you learn the Three Cs: you did not cause this, you can’t control it and you can’t cure it. That is true across the board. Work with an interventionist or therapist to understand and stop your enabling behaviors, but do not bear the burden of the addiction.
  • What can I do if I think the addict will not respond favorably to intervention? There are multiple types of interventions. The confrontation method may not be best for your situation. Ask an interventionist about alternatives, such as systemic interventions and ARISE interventions.

To address these or any other difficult questions you have about interventions, call (888) 371-5722.  Our counselors can answer any questions you may have about Hollywood, CA interventions and help you throughout the process.

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