- To unite the family together to show support and healing.
- To break through the walls of denial and delusion.
- To work together instead of on a 1:1 basis where the addicted loved one cannot manipulate, lie about another family member, or triangulate people.
- To help the addicted loved one face reality and the existence of a chemical-dependency problem.
- To give the addicted loved one and family members the information needed to accept help.
- To offer hope to the addicted loved one and the family and options for a happier, healthier life!!
Monday, October 28, 2013
Getting an Addicted Loved One into Treatment
Although I have only been doing interventions for the past eight years, with about an 18 month break in 2007-2008, I am still surprised how different each intervention is and how similar they all are. I can never say "this was just like the intervention I did in _______". Each intervention is as unique as each person and each family has their own dynamic. But the goals of all interventions are the same - to get the addicted loved one to agree to some action - treatment, therapy, or program - to help address the addiction. There are other goals that are almost as important: