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Drug Intervention Services

Our drug abuse treatment center in Kentucky is dedicated to providing evidence-based, high-quality addiction treatment for Kentucky residents and beyond.

What is an Intervention

Addiction affects the world around each individual who is struggling with alcohol and drugs. Their family and friends are undoubtedly affected. Worrying about a loved one who is struggling when they do not appear ready to stop using can be frustrating, heartbreaking, and overwhelming. We may want to try and “fix” our loved ones’ problems. However, unfortunately, it is not that simple.

One strategy that family and friends can consider is an intervention. A drug intervention occurs when a small group of family, friends, and other loved ones have a conversation with someone struggling with alcohol and drugs about their concerns.  

Effective drug and alcohol interventions will look different from those portrayed on television. Keep in mind that television shows are meant to be dramatic, enticing, and captivating. They are not truly an accurate depiction of interventions for drug addicts. 

Drug addiction interventions typically have each member who is in attendance speak about their concerns for the loved one, and how they have been impacted by witnessing their struggle. We will get into tips for having a drug and alcohol intervention shortly. There should be a significant amount of time and thought put into an intervention, to make sure that it goes as planned. The goal is not to bombard and overwhelm the addict or alcoholic, but rather to help them see that their use has become dangerous. 

The Robert Alexander Center for Recovery can help you find intervention specialists in Kentucky by calling (844) 328-8406. Learn more about our Kentucky inpatient drug rehab today.

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How to Know if Someone is Addicted

When Should You Hold an Intervention?

The timing of a family intervention can be a challenging factor to decide. There are some signs and symptoms of addiction that you could be on the lookout for. For example, there are behavioral and physical changes that others can observe.

You may begin to notice that your loved one has stopped attending family functions, or is impaired when they are present. They may be struggling at work or school because they are not able to focus on the task at hand. They may have run into financial or legal trouble that resulted from their drinking and drug use. 

You may begin to notice that your loved one has lost a significant amount of weight. Depending on what is being abused, you may notice scratching and skin picking. If a person is using drugs intravenously, you may be able to see the injection sites on various parts of their body. Individuals struggling with addiction are most likely not going to put the same amount of effort and time into their physical appearance as they did before. Their focus has shifted, so what they once did will likely change.

Deciding to have a drug and alcohol intervention should not be entered into lightly. The physical and behavioral changes mentioned above could also be attributed to other mental health struggles such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. Someone struggling with their mental health could use alcohol and drugs in moderation which may not be indicative of a substance use disorder.

The Robert Alexander Center for Recovery can help you navigate your intended intervention for drug addicts. Call us at (844) 328-8406 to speak with a representative about intervention specialists in Kentucky.

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How to Hold a Successful Intervention

Tips for Holding an Intervention

If you have decided that you would like to hold an intervention for your loved one, now is the time to do your research and plan your meeting. The first step would be to gain a better understanding of your own goals for the interventions and make sure that your motivation for the intervention is healthy. While addicts and alcoholics can be motivated by others, it is their internal motivation that typically contributes to long-term recovery. 

When you are planning an intervention, you will want to put thought into who else is involved in the drug intervention. Try to be mindful of the status of the various relationships, because we know that addiction tends to lead to conflict within family relationships and friendships. A smaller group of individuals can be less overwhelming for the addict or alcoholic. 

You will want to try to host the meeting in a neutral space. While the ideal location may not exist for a drug and alcohol intervention, it is best to avoid places that will make the individual feel uncomfortable or cornered. 

A key component of effective drug addiction interventions is the language that is used. Think about how you feel when someone is telling you what “you’ve been doing wrong” and what “you need to do .”Do your defenses come up? Maybe you begin to feel frustrated or angry. These are examples of how you do not want to make the addict or alcoholic feel. Try keeping the focus on yourself by using “I statements .” This is a communication strategy that keeps the blame off of the other person. 

One strategy that can be effective for intervention with drug addicts is to set new boundaries within their relationships. Co-dependency and enabling are unhealthy relationship patterns that are often found among those struggling with addiction. In both of these situations, a loved one is making their life a bit easier, which allows them to continue with their addiction. If a loved one sets a new boundary, they will benefit from working towards a healthier relationship pattern. And the individuals struggling with alcohol and drugs will have to make some kind of change to their behavior which will likely be unpleasant. 

Working with an intervention specialist can help you feel more prepared and confident about your drug intervention. Intervention specialists will be able to help guide you in your interventions and try to diffuse difficult moments that are bound to arise. They can help you use effective communication patterns, and set new boundaries within the relationship.

By calling the Robert Alexander Center for Recovery at (844) 328-8406, you can learn more about our Kentucky drug rehab intervention program.

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How to Find Intervention Specialists in Kentucky

Deciding to have an intervention with a loved one is a tough decision to make. If you have reached this point, there are several resources that you can use to find an intervention specialist near you.

The first option would be to look at professional organizations such as the Network of Independent Interventionists (NII) and the Association of Intervention Specialists (AIS). 

The other option would be to reach out to your local addiction treatment center and ask them for a referral. These treatment programs would have a solid understanding of what is available in your area.

The Robert Alexander Center for recovery is located in the Mt. Washington area of Kentucky and can help provide you with an intervention for drug addicts. Speak with a representative today by calling (844) 328-8406.

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The Robert Alexander Center for Recovery is a drug and alcohol addiction rehab treatment center for the Mt. Washington area of Kentucky. At our facility, we are able to provide you with detox services, inpatient rehab, partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient program, outpatient treatment programing, after-care programming, and family therapy. 

With the variety of treatment programs that we offer, we are confident that you will be able to start your recovery journey with a running start. You are able to move seamlessly between our programs which will provide you with continuous addiction treatment for the length of time that you need. 

We are an inclusive treatment center and are proud to be working with individuals who are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. With our state-of-the-art facility, we are confident that you will feel at home during your time with us. 

If you are concerned about a loved one struggling with addiction, call a representative today at (844) 328-8406 to learn more.

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