Many people become addicted to alcohol in order to cope with depression often brought on by great trauma such as the loss of a loved one. Drinking alcohol often provides relief from pain caused by such traumatic events. The rise of an alcohol addiction is often slow and unconscious. The ‘solution’ provided by alcohol consumption brings with it severe consequences not only to the drinker’s health but also to his or her relationships with other people. Drinking alcohol is a temporary fix and once users begin to sober up the pain resurfaces. Over time tolerance to alcohol grows so more alcohol is require to keep pain at bay. Unfortunately friends, loved ones and colleagues feel powerless to help.
Intervention counselling provides friends, family and colleagues of addicts an essential lifeline when it comes to providing support. If you struggle to help a loved one come to terms and face up to his or her addiction then call Rehab 4 Addiction today on 0800 111 4108. Alcoholism can be classed as a disease. Seeking professional help is unquestionably the right decision to make. Rehab 4 Alcoholism sends a qualified counsellor or therapist to your home or place of work in order to complete intervention sessions.
During family intervention our counsellor attempts to settle an appropriate treatment plan for your loved one. All interested parties are welcome to attend. Our counsellor sets down meeting rules and invites all interested parties to sensitively and positively voice concerns. A positive atmosphere is essential otherwise the addict could interpret the meeting in a negative way. This would stalling progress rather than promote it. Intervention meetings are geared so addicts accept that treatment is needed. The counsellor explains the ‘disease’ aspect of addiction to the person concerned.
Prior to intervention our counsellor holds a ‘pre-intervention’ meeting with family members. A ‘schedule of issues’ is drawn up. This schedule forms the backbone of the intervention meeting. This pre-intervention meeting makes sure our counsellor fully appreciates all relevant information concerning the addiction. Our counsellor collects as much relevant information as possible from each party attending the meeting. Family members are briefed on what to expect during the intervention meeting and on rules enforced. It is vital family members carefully listen to instructions. A failure to do so could result in the addict terminating the meeting without a satisfactory resolution.
An experienced counsellor conducts family intervention sessions seven days a week so schedule meetings around a mutually agreeable time. This means each family member is able to attend. During sessions our counsellor makes a note of all relevant information. Once sessions draw to a conclusion a treatment plan is drawn up for the addict’s agreement. Our counsellor makes sure the addict accepts and faces up to his or her addiction.
Intervention, when carried out according to pre-agreed rules, provides the initial stimulus for long term recovery. 35% of addicts we refer to rehabilitation is through successful intervention. The work required for successful intervention is well worth the effort.
If the intervention meeting does not go as planned another meeting is possible at short notice. The aim of intervention is to direct addicts onto a rehabilitation programme. If addicts refuse treatment another intervention meeting may be advisable. Typically a second meeting is not required. Alcohol addiction intervention is a formula which has worked for many years and in most instances one meeting is all that is required.
All our counsellors are fully qualified and accredited interventionists. Call Rehab 4 Alcoholism today on 0800 111 4108. Alternatively complete the enquiry form and a member of our team will respond.