The Basics of Alcohol Addiction Interventions

We Do Recover

The Basics of Alcohol Addiction Interventions

Is your loved one refusing to get help for their alcohol addiction? If that’s the case, then it’s about time that you stage an intervention. In this article, we’ll provide you with all the basics of alcohol addiction interventions and how you can get your loved one into rehab.

What is an Alcohol Addiction Intervention?

If your loved one refuses to acknowledge that they have an alcohol problem, an intervention is the best way to help the alcoholic realise the damage it’s causing to themselves and those around them. An alcohol addiction intervention requires all of the people closest to the alcoholic to gather with their addicted loved one, where they will try to convince their loved one that their drinking has gone too far and they only way to help them is by admittance into a rehab center. An alcohol addiction is usually done with the help of an addiction counsellor or with someone who hold high esteem in a community (e.g. a priest); just to make sure that everything runs smoothly. It’s often thought that forcing someone into rehab is a waste of time and money, as the alcoholic won’t adhere to the treatment program. This is totally untrue, as forcing someone into treatment has no bearing on whether it will work or not. In fact, after the 3rd week in treatment, the addict may begin to realise that he is better off without alcohol and may be grateful for what you’ve done.

Who to Invite

When planning an alcohol addiction intervention, choosing the right people to attend it is crucial. A simple rule of thumb is to invite people who will add a valuable and positive contribution to the meeting.
The closest members of the family should always be invited, but refrain from inviting young children, as they might not be able to add value to the alcohol addiction intervention. Close friends, who are in support of getting the alcoholic loved one into alcohol addiction treatment, should also be invited.

The Date and Venue

Make sure that you adapt when and where to hold the alcohol addiction intervention to a time and place that is most suitable for the alcoholic. Remember that because the alcoholic does not know about the alcohol addiction intervention; make sure that the date and venue will not raise any suspicions for your loved one.

Call Us Now For Help

It’s important to understand that if your loved one’s alcohol addiction is left untreated, it can cause irreparable damage to the alcoholic, and the peoIf yple around them. In some cases, it may even lead to death. In order to avoid this, we urge you to seek help for them immediately! We can help set up an alcohol addiction intervention for your loved one and find a good quality alcoholism treatment center that will suit their individual needs. For access to the best private alcohol treatment centers in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Thailand, call us now and let one of our qualified addiction counsellors find the best treatment for your loved one.

Scroll to top