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BEACON HOUSE INTERVENTIONS

When your loved one is trapped in the cycles of addiction, it can be devastating. Watching them hurt themselves and those around them is painful. Every day you worry they’ll sink deeper and deeper into addiction. You’re afraid they’ll never step off their destructive path. It may feel like there’s no escape from the stress, fear, and desperation caused by their addiction. If your addicted loved one is unwilling to get help on their own, we can help.

At Beacon House, we’re committed to every member of your family who has suffered because of addiction. We use interventions to help families start the journey back to balance. We’re experts at crisis intervention, and we take pride in helping clients experiencing addiction take the first important steps toward a life of recovery. Our intervention programs for alcohol and substance use disorder focus on what families need to change in their current reality to promote healing from within.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING AN INTERVENTION?

An intervention is a planned event that typically involves the family, friends, and loved ones of the person with a serious behavioral problem, such as an alcohol or substance use disorder. Families often enlist the help and support of professionals – like our Beacon House Intervention Team – to facilitate the process.

The point of an intervention is to convince your friend or loved one they need to change their behavior. In the case of an individual with an alcohol or substance use disorder, the end-game is to get that person to agree to enter treatment.

During an intervention, loved ones and family members:

  • Share examples of how the behavior in question has negatively impacted their lives. The more specific the examples, the more effective the intervention can be.
  • Present a clear plan for behavioral change. This plan typically involves simple, actionable steps that begin with entering an official, professional, evidence-based treatment program.
  • Explain what they will do if their loved one refuses to agree to the plan.

Think of an intervention as the talk you’ve wanted to have for years – if applicable – but were afraid to initiate. We understand why you haven’t had that talk. It’s not easy. That’s where we come in. We’re experts at having these difficult conversations. We can confirm that as hard as they are, they’re worthwhile. Over our sixty years in treatment, we’ve seen the lifesaving power of interventions time and again.

HOW TO KNOW IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE NEEDS AN INTERVENTION

It’s not always easy to tell if your loved one has a problem with alcohol or drugs. Or, it may be obvious to everyone they have a serious problem – but you’re unsure how and when to get them help. Discussing the subject can be painful, awkward, and fraught with emotion. We understand, and we empathize.

But it’s vital to move past all this to ensure your loved one gets the help they need. We’re not exaggerating when we say their life may depend on it.

The following signs will help you decide if an intervention is the right choice for your family:

  • You make excuses or cover up their bad behavior, such as missing work or other obligations.
  • You feel guilty, like their behavior is your fault.
  • You offer help and financial support that goes unappreciated.
  • You fear addicted loved one will leave, hate you, or never talk to you again if you address their addiction.
  • You suspect they may be stealing or lying.
  • You’re burned out or exhausted by their behavior.
  • You ignore behavior you once considered unacceptable.
  • Your loved one withdraws from the family and intentionally spends less time socializing.
  • Your loved drives chaos and confusion in the family
Some family members recognize themselves in every item on this list, while some only see themselves in a few. All the feelings, behaviors, and habits listed above are clear and obvious red flags that someone has a problem and needs help with it. If a loved one or family member engages in these behaviors – and you feel their negative effects – then we encourage you to call Beacon House and discuss a possible intervention.

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