At The Dunes East Hampton, we understand that the pain of addiction is not felt by the addict alone, but also by the family and friends who love and care about them. While you may hope that the addict in your life will come to understand the harm their substance abuse is causing, they will usually deny that a problem exists at all. In these cases, staging an addiction intervention might be the only way to help them come to terms with their addiction and seek treatment.
The Purpose of an Addiction Intervention
Now, many people have a mistaken understanding of what an intervention entails. The goal of an intervention is not to place blame and air grievances. Rather, it’s to help convince addicts that they need treatment, and that the intervening group cares enough about them to make sure they get it. Because substance abuse often includes considerable emotional pain, an intervention can be an extremely difficult experience, both for you and the addict. But in order to be effective, the focus must remain on convincing the struggling individual to seek help.