family intervention techniquesAddiction impacts every facet of the family system from the simple joys in life to the crisis times when it seems everything may fall apart. No day is simple when addiction is present and no situation is ever “easy” to deal with when compounded by drug or alcohol abuse. Although it may be tempting to turn your loved one over to “God” or to “give-up” and let the addiction run its course, there are methods of treatment and techniques for getting a loved one INTO treatment that CAN WORK.

An individualized approach to addiction intervention is necessary to ensure that your loved one gets the help necessary for his or her condition. We’ll help you find an intervention specialist that will guide your recovery. Call 1-800-552-0697 today for immediate help finding an interventionist that will lead you and your family down a path to recovery and healing.

Types of Rehab Interventions

Many different rehab intervention options exist. Generally the most common types of interventions include:

  • Using tough love (YES, this is a real thing!)
  • Confrontational Model Intervention
  • Johnson model Intervention
  • Love First Approach to Intervention
  • Systemic Family Model Intervention

Deciding which of these rehab intervention models is going to be most appropriate and therefore most effective for you and your family is vital to the recovery and healing process. It all begins with an understanding of the different types of addiction treatment, what constitutes an “effective” intervention, and what YOU can do right now to help your loved one.

Call our helpline for assistance in finding an interventionist that will guide you through the process of choosing an effective treatment option for your needs. Our helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to support you. Call 1-800-552-0697 today.

Types of Addiction Treatment

Before you choose an interventionist, you must understand the different types of treatment for addiction and what you’re up against. Part of the intervention process is actually choosing a treatment program for your loved one BEFORE you approach him or her with the premise or idea of entering treatment.

According to NIDA, no single method of addiction treatment is ideal for every addict or individual seeking help. As such, there are a number of options available to those looking for help. The most common include:

  • Inpatient rehab
  • Outpatient rehab
  • Twelve step programs
  • Non-twelve step programs
  • Support groups
  • Aftercare programs
  • Long-term rehabilitation
  • Hospitalization
  • Drug and alcohol detox

Several factors must be considered in choosing an effective treatment program for your loved one. While addiction is a disease of chronic relapse, you don’t necessarily need multiple instances of treatment in order to get sober—you just may find that you need to repeat rehab more than once IF you don’t find the most effective treatment option for YOUR loved one from the start.

Consider the following factors in choosing a rehabilitation program your loved one:

  • Know that detox is ONLY the first step in recovery and that treatment MUST continue past the initial 1-2 weeks of this VITAL first step in recovery and healing.
  • Consider the severity of your loved one’s addiction. If he or she is struggling with addiction to heavy drugs such as amphetamines, heroin, opiates, alcohol or crystal meth, inpatient rehab may be necessary following detox. Programs such as this can range 30-90 days in length.
  • Evaluate your loved one for any underlying mental health conditions or consider the potential for mental health problems in choosing an effective rehabilitation program. IF you know that your loved one is struggling with mental health as well as addiction, dual diagnosis rehab may be necessary.
  • Call a doctor or professional such as our helpline for assistance in considering the best rehabilitation program. You can call 1-800-552-0697 to speak with a professional about the intervention option and subsequent rehabilitation option that’s best for your friend or family member.
  • Be prepared for counseling, therapy, medical care and other treatment options to include a thorough access to treatment that will help them heal.