Sadly, there’s not a lot of people that haven’t dealt with addiction in some capacity, whether it be a family member, friend or yourself. Addiction is a fatally progressive disease that is curable if treated properly. Addiction is a family disease in that all members of the family are affected in some way, shape or form. There is a lot of emotional attachment when it comes to those close to the addict and they don’t always know how to deal with the addict. Addiction is hideous disease making addicts become very manipulative. A family member may truly believe what the addict is saying or may want that to be the truth. This perpetuates the unhealthy circle of lying, manipulating and enabling.
What is a professional Interventionist?
A professional interventionist has lived a life in addiction and now lives in recovery. Their biggest purpose is to help the next struggling addict find a live 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.
The professional interventionist is a non-biased third party with no emotional attachment to the addict or the family/friends. 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 on 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.
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