Alcoholism kills thousands every year in the United States, either directly or indirectly. It increases a person’s risk of long-term health problems including neurological problems (e.g., dementia), heart attack, stroke, depression, anxiety, liver-related diseases, and cancers of the mouth, throat and esophagus, according to the Center for Disease Control. Unfortunately, many people who drink excessively, struggle with alcohol abuse or suffer from alcoholism do not realize they have a problem. This type of mindset can make it difficult for these individuals to recognize the need for help and seek it out for themselves.
Alcohol Intervention Help
Staging an intervention can be an important step in the treatment process for alcoholism. Families and friends are often the first to notice that their loved one has an issue and an intervention can help them bring this issue to the forefront. The goal of an intervention is to get the individual to enter rehab. It is a good idea to make arrangements for treatment prior to staging the intervention. During an intervention, friends and family closest to the addict will speak about how their alcoholism has negatively impacted their lives. Sometimes certain people will give ultimatums, such as refusing to continue to support the individual if they do not seek treatment help. An interventionist trained in crisis management is a great resource for some people. Interventionists can act as a mediator between the family and the individual and help keep the participants focused on the end goal.
Finding Alcohol Addiction Rehab
A trained interventionist can also provide families with alcohol rehab treatment advice. Families can consult medical professionals or contact an alcoholism helpline to discuss potential treatment options for their loved one. Inpatient and outpatient treatment options both have their advantages and disadvantages, and speaking with a professional is to the best way to ensure that your loved one is receiving the treatment that they need.
Please call our toll-free number if someone you love is struggling with alcoholism. Our trained counselors can put you in contact with a professional interventionist, discuss your treatment options with you and answer any questions you might have about staging an intervention.