Drug And Alcohol Interventions

At Ishmail & Associates, we understand how difficult it is to ask a loved one to accept the help they need to combat substance or alcohol use disorder. It is an emotional and turbulent time for all concerned, and the repercussions on the family dynamic can be extremely challenging. 

Is an Intervention the Right Choice?

Interventions can be effective in helping individuals with substance or alcohol use disorder recognise the impact of their addiction and can motivate them to seek help; however, deciding whether an intervention is the right choice is a complex and very personal decision. 

Ultimately, the goal should be to facilitate the person’s journey towards recovery, taking into account their individual needs and preferences, and it is essential to consider the specific circumstances and dynamics involved, including the person’s readiness for change, their support system, and the severity of the addiction they are suffering from.

With this in mind, our discreet, specialised approach to intervention looks different for everyone, and what might work for one family may not work for another. Still, you can rest assured that we will assess the situation, provide insight into the potential benefits and risks, and offer alternative strategies if an intervention is not recommended.

Michael and his team support you every step of the way, whether it’s facilitating a large family meeting to help tackle an ongoing problem together or a smaller, more gentle intervention for a vulnerable individual. Whatever the circumstances, we work with you to find the best solution for your family and loved one. 

What Is an Intervention?

Typically, an intervention is a way of addressing problematic behaviour in a loved one as a result of excessive or misuse of substances.  A common factor of addiction is denial and professional assistance via an intervention may be required if your loved one refuses to accept they have a problem.

There is strength in numbers, and our interventions are highly successful due to our many years of experience and ability to find the best treatment options for everyone concerned.

A successful intervention will ultimately result in your loved one accepting the help or treatment plan offered. This is a key moment in the recovery journey, and with a well-planned, professional intervention, long-term abstinence is achievable.

How to Plan an Intervention With Ishmail & Associates

At Ishmail & Associates, our interventions are designed to address the heart of the problem, and we maintain a level of human kindness, gentleness and professionalism at all times.

Many people witnessing a loved one in the grips of addiction may feel fear, confusion and a sense of helplessness, with little to no support in finding a solution. If this is you, we want to reassure you that you are not alone. Help is available, and we are here to listen. 

Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary to wait until a loved one has reached rock bottom to stage an intervention. In fact, by taking action sooner rather than later, you are showing your loved one how serious you are about getting them the help they need – and we are well placed to find them the right care before the problem escalates further. The first step in the process is a discovery call to discuss the challenges you are facing. 

Please contact us for an informal chat about the options available to you.

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