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Hire An Interventionist
There are many reasons why you should consider hiring an interventionist to help you organize, run, and complete an alcohol and drug addiction intervention meeting. As a family, you might have been able to talk to each other about many things. To this end, you may assume that you are not going to need help from an outsider to be able to talk to a loved one about addiction. However, the presence of an interventionist could make a world of difference between success and failure.
Don't Enable Your Loved One's Addiction
One of the reasons that so many people are able to continue abusing drugs and alcohol is because their loved ones enable their addiction. This can come in many forms. While organizing an intervention, one of the topics should be about enabling so that the addict understands that no one is going to be doing it any more in the future.
Gather Information So That Everyone Knows The Full Scope Of The Addiction Issues
Before hosting an addiction intervention, it is important that you gather information about the substance abuse and addiction problem that your loved one has been struggling with. Through this information - and after it has been shared by everyone attending the meeting - you may be able to convince the substance user that they need help from an addiction treatment program.
Addiction treatment, also known as alcohol and drug rehab, is an important journey towards complete recovery from substance abuse and addiction. In Stanford, as elsewhere in the United States, there are several programs that offer this service.
After completing detox and withdrawal, you will often be required to engage in a highly comprehensive addiction therapy program. This way, you may be able to enjoy the long term recovery that you are looking for.
While enrolled in a drug rehab in Stanford, the following are some of the treatment services that you can expect to receive:
This is the physiological process through which all the harmful substances that you used to abuse will be removed from your body. The service will often be provided in a controlled setting to ensure that you receive round the clock medical monitoring, supervision, and care as your body goes through withdrawal.
Once you complete medical detox, the drug rehab program will offer inpatient treatment. this service is considered to be the most intensive type of care that you can receive. It is recommended if you have a severe substance use disorder or have also been struggling with other co-occurring medical and mental health disorders.
However, you can also go for outpatient drug rehab in Stanford either after detox or after you have successfully completed an inpatient addiction treatment program. Outpatient rehab is recommended for less severe substance use disorders or if you do not have other co-occurring disorders to manage.
Even after you have been through formal addiction treatment, you may still benefit from other aftercare services. These are designed to reduce your risk of relapse especially during the early days of your recovery. In Stanford, they include options like sober or transitional living homes, ongoing therapy, 12 step and non-12 step support groups, among others.
Addiction counselors are familiar with the many types of programs offered and what is available in your area. They also can do an assessment with you and determine what treatment would be best for you or your loved one.