Drug & Alcohol Interventions

We understand the difficulties involved in helping a loved one accept the help they need to combat a drug or alcohol problem, and the repercussions their behaviour has on you. It is an emotional and turbulent experience and one that is not undermined here at Ishmail & Associates. We have seen first-hand the effects drug and alcohol abuse can have, not only to the individual’s own health, but to their family members and loved ones, too.

Is an intervention the right choice?

At Ishmail & Associates, we believe every individual is different. Our discreet, specialised approach to drug and alcohol interventions looks different for each person with whom we work. What might work for one family may not work for you, and vice versa. You can rest assured, however, that we offer an exclusive and fully integrated approach to the treatment of addiction for everyone we see. Our team is on hand to help you intervene with a suffering addict, whether it’s in the form of a large meeting with various participants to help tackle an ongoing problem, or a smaller, more gentle intervention for a vulnerable individual. We are here for you every step of the way, and work with you to find the best route for you and your loved one.

What is a drug or alcohol intervention?

You might be wondering whether an intervention is right for your loved one, or confused about what one looks like. It is important to note that at Ishmail & Associates we look at each individual case and make a plan with you to find the best way forward in approaching your loved one.

Typically, a drug or alcohol intervention is a way of addressing problematic behaviour in a loved one as a result of excessive or misuse of drugs or alcohol. A common factor of drug and alcohol addiction is denial and therefore professional assistance in carrying out an intervention may be required if your loved one refuses to accept he or she has a problem. There is strength in numbers and there is no shame in asking for help. Our interventions are highly successful due to our many years’ experience and ability to find the best treatment options for suffering addicts.

A successful intervention will involve your loved one accepting the help or treatment plan proposed and carrying out the actions proposed. This is a key moment in any addict’s journey to recovery, and with a well-planned, professional intervention, long-term recovery is achievable.

How to plan an intervention with Ishmail & Associates

If this is the first time you have considered reaching out for help on behalf of a loved one, an initial conversation may be the starting point for you – and if this is the case, we are here to listen. 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 combating the problem. If this is you, we want to reassure you that you are not alone, and help is available. At Ishmail & Associates we are able to offer a sensitive, discreet service designed to address the problem at its heart. We work with professional interventionists who maintain a human level of kindness, gentleness and professionalism in their approach at all times.

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, as a result, we are better placed to find them the right care before the problem escalates even further.

To find out more about how you can plan and execute an intervention for a loved one struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, or for an informal chat about your options, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team at Ishmail & Associates today.

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