Long Beach Intervention Help

Long Beach, CA Intervention HelpFriends are in a unique position to understand if someone has an addiction. Addicts often try very hard to hide their problems from family at home and colleagues at work. Friends, however, are privy to the choices that an addict makes from day to day. They know whether an old friend is becoming increasingly distant or moody. They see whether someone is making bad decisions about sexual behavior. They know when someone is too impaired to drive after leaving a party.

But just because you know there’s a problem doesn’t mean you know what to do about it.  It isn’t easy to confront a friend if you are afraid that he or she will get mad. And if a friend listens to your concerns and just dismisses them, what should you do?  Do you maintain a distance, or do you stand by and watch someone you care about engage in increasingly destructive behavior?

How to Help Your Friend with a Long Beach, CA Intervention

An intervention may be the answer if you have a friend in Long Beach, CA who is struggling with addiction of any sort. While confronting a friend is always going to seem scary, it is one of the most caring things you could ever do. And if you stage an intervention, you are not doing it alone.  One of the first things to consider is which other friends you should invite.  Then, all of you as a group should work together to determine who can contact family members or work colleagues you might want to include.

If it is at all possible, you should inform parents, a spouse or significant other and children who will be directly affected.  Your intervention is less likely to be successful it the addict feels that she can walk out of the room and still find support from many other people.  It may be particularly difficult if you will be the one informing relatives that their loved one has a substance abuse problem but remember that you are suggesting a positive action to take at the same time.

It is always a good idea to find an interventionist to help you. Thankfully, you have plenty of options in Long Beach and the greater Los Angeles area. If you and the other friends who are participating all chip in, it will likely cost each of you less than $50 to hire an interventionist for a couple of pre-intervention meetings and to attend the intervention with you.  The interventionist will help you deal with logistics like researching and selecting a treatment facility.  He should also work through communication tactics with you so you feel better prepared to confront and help your friend.

If you are looking for Long Beach, CA intervention help for a friend, family member or co-worker call (888) 371-5722. Experts are available to answer your questions and help you find a local interventionist.

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