Interventionists in Westchester County, New York
When you have tried to persuade someone you love to stop drinking or taking drugs, and they don’t stop or get worse, it is time for professional help. The problem with family or friends confronting an addict or alcoholic without professional guidance is, unfortunately, the family or friends may not be educated about addiction and alcoholism and cannot fully understand the depth of the problem.
Additionally, all families and friendships have histories that could negatively impact the way an intervention is held. Feelings of disappointment and anger are normal when addressing anyone’s addiction. A professional Westchester County interventionist will have the ability to direct appropriate expression that keeps the objective in place.
The goal of an intervention is to ask the family member to accept professional help at a drug and alcohol treatment center. Hiring an interventionist in Westchester County NY or out-of-state will greatly improve the chances that the person who needs help will accept it.
Westchester County Addiction Interventionists
An intervention is a process that requires careful organization. To be effective, an intervention must have layers of planning, beginning with educating family and friends about their loved one’s disease. A professional interventionist must also review the addict’s history and relationships with the family and friends, to better lead an intervention. An addiction intervention is not a time to confront the addict or alcoholic about his or her wrongs. The point of an intervention is to address the harm and worry that the addict or alcoholic is having on their own life as well as those around them. Our Westchester County addiction interventionists are ready to assist families affected by substance abuse.
A successful intervention is conducted in a non-confrontational manner with very specific intentions that are predetermined by the family and friends. The goal is to get the person to agree that they need help and to attend a treatment program. The best outcome is when a person agrees to go to rehab. Although they may not be able to recognize the severity of their addictions at the time of the intervention, what is important is that they do decide to get help.
According to the Mayo Clinic without careful planning and assistance from an addiction specialist or interventionist, an uncomfortable and volatile intervention can make the persons addiction worse. Without professional guidance, an addict or alcoholic could feel forced and become defiant to getting help from a drug and alcohol treatment program altogether. Per Mayo:
“An intervention is a carefully planned process that may be done by family and friends, in consultation with a doctor or professional such as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor or directed by an intervention professional (interventionist)…During the intervention, these people gather together to confront your loved one about the consequences of addiction and ask him or her to accept treatment… A successful intervention must be planned carefully to work as intended. A poorly planned intervention can worsen the situation — your loved one may feel attacked and become isolated or more resistant to treatment. Consulting an addiction professional, such as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, a social worker, a psychologist, a psychiatrist, or an interventionist, can help you organize an effective intervention…”(Mayo Clinic).
Find an Interventionist in Westchester County
The interventionists that we recommend have years of successful history in getting addicts and alcoholics to treatment. The process for locating a professional interventionist in Westchester County NY or out-of-state begins by speaking with one of our addiction recovery specialists. Our specialists work directly with numerous interventionists who will be matched appropriately to the needs of your family member or friend. The success of people turning their lives around once they accepted professional help for their addiction is undeniable. Recovery begins the day a person realizes they need help and accept it.
Let our professional interventionists in Westchester NY or out-of-state lead your family member or friend towards recovery and to acceptance of their addictions. Our recommended substance abuse counselors are all licensed and are committed to helping your family member end his or her lifelong battle with addiction and or alcoholism.