Thinking about using the services of a Professional Interventionist….? “Wow, that’s a lot of money to spend on a professional?!” But is it really? How much has it cost you emotionally, financially, mentally, physically and spiritually watching your loved one drown in their addiction? The countless times you may have thought you were helping by paying that legal bill or fine, buying them groceries because they couldn’t afford it, when deep down you know they spent it all on drugs and/or alcohol or what about the time you paid for their counselling thinking that would solve their addiction issue. Not to mention all the other professionals we pay lots of money for.
WHAT IS A PROFESSIONAL INTERVENTIONIST?
Drug and Alcohol interventions are specifically designed to help a loved one. An intervention is a process that sheds light on the destructive behaviours being exhibited by an individual. Moreover, the process addresses the effect those behaviours are having on everyone in their life. The concept is based upon non-violent communication. In other words, the process seeks to portray the harm that the actions of the addict are having on themselves and others.
Ideally, we want the process to open up a dialogue about getting help. More importantly, we want to put an end to the suffering and self-destruction the individual is inflicting on themselves and others. The desired outcome is for the addicted man, woman or teenager to attend an intensive inpatient treatment program.
WHAT QUALIFICATION DO INTERVENTIONISTS NEED?
A professional interventionist has lived a life in addiction and now lives in recovery. The professional interventionist is a non-biased third party with no emotional attachment to the addict or the family/friends.
Their biggest purpose is to help the next struggling addict find a life in recovery. Interventions happen for a number of reasons and in a varying degree of situations. A lot of the time the addict may not even know they need help and it takes a professional intervention for them to see what they are doing to themselves. As Craig Fluter, always says, “they may not know they need help and if they don’t get it, it may be too late.” The overdose death rates are sky rocketing and extremely bad in the province of BC.
DO INTERVENTIONISTS PROVIDE COUNSELLING?
They are there to provide a solution to the addict and the family. This involves taking the addict to detox and/or a treatment facility where there addiction can be properly treated.
If you are a loved one of an addict, we are sure you have heard these words come out of the addicts mouth,
“I can handle this on my own”
“Don’t worry, I’ve got it under control”
“I’ll get clean/sober tomorrow…”
Addiction is not something that can be cured by the addict alone. They have a big part in changing their lives but there is a lot more to it. The interventionist is also there to assist the family/friends in setting and maintaining healthy boundaries.
Professional Interventionists offer family counselling as this is a family disease.
If love alone cured addiction we wouldn’t have any addicts. Craig is here to assist and can be reached at 1-888-438-9991 or by EMAIL