Interventions: Does someone else’s addiction have you living in misery?
Looking back, you’re not really sure when the warning signs first started. You might have suspected something was seriously off for a while, but fought to convince yourself you were wrong. Or perhaps you wonder how you could have missed all the red flags at the time.
Regardless, things are long past the “warning sign” stage now. Someone you care about – a close friend or family member – is clearly dealing with addiction. And you have no idea what you’re supposed to do to help them.
You’ve probably heard the term “intervention”, but don’t know what’s involved or how to make one happen. If so, I promise you, you don’t need to figure this out alone.
If you’re not sure where to start, I can help you get clear
As you read this page, there’s probably a mass of conflicted emotions seething away inside you. You’re scared witless for the person you care about. Worried for them (and possibly yourself). Missing the person they used to be, and wishing things could return to the way they once were.
Dig down a bit below that, and you’ll probably notice anger, frustration, and resentment cropping up. This addiction isn’t your problem – but with their erratic behaviour, denial, and drama, the person you love has forced it on you.
I want to reassure you that all of these reactions are totally normal: they’re sane responses to a crazy situation.
I also want to assure you that change IS possible. I know, because I’m a Licensed Addictions Counselor in Colorado and a Nationally Certified Master Addictions Counselor. I’ve seen changes happen and I’ve been a part of making that change happen in the lives of many addicts and their loved ones.
Is an Addiction Intervention the right answer to YOUR situation?
Without understanding exactly what’s going on in your life and the life of the addicted person, I can’t know what’s right for you.
An Addiction Intervention might be the ideal solution for you and the person you love. It could be the catalyst that truly shows them the effect their addiction has on them, you, and everyone else around them. An Addiction Intervention may even be the turning point that finally prompts them to get the treatment they so desperately need.
BUT. Interventions aren’t the only path forward through addiction. Sometimes they’re not appropriate. Other times they can even be unsafe.
I can respectfully, non-judgmentally ask you the vital questions about your unique situation that you may not realize need answering. I can help you understand your alternatives, sort through them, and then figure out the best option for you.
And if an Addiction Intervention IS the right way forward for the addicted person in your life? I can explain the step-by-step process, help you create an “Intervention Team”, and support/guide you through every part of making it happen.
If you know something NEEDS to change, it’s time to get in touch
If you’re like many of my previous clients, you’re probably feeling confused, uncertain, and maybe just a little cynical right now. It’s incredibly hard to hope for change when you’ve been buffeted for this long in the chaotic whirlwind of someone else’s addiction.
But you CAN take the first step towards making that change happen. If you want additional information on the different styles of Addiction Interventions, you can find that on my Intervention Information page. If you’re curious about the Intervention style that I work with, you can find a full description of what to expect here.
Or, alternatively, if you’re ready to feel the relief of bringing your loved one a step closer to the help they need?