As a full-service addiction treatment facility, Reflections Recovery offers the full continuum of care involved with addiction recovery – from beginning to ongoing treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction intervention can be a difficult process. At Reflections, our warm and compassionate staff is here to help you and your family in every step of the addiction recovery and treatment process.
We offer our intervention services to families and individuals who need to make use of an intervention strategy to achieve total recovery, as well as a serious effort to succeed from the individual who will be admitted into our treatment center.
At our treatment rehab, our intervention specialists are extremely professional in their approach to alcohol and drug intervention services. They follow proven strategies for intervening, and keep the safety and health of those struggling with the addiction and their families very close at heart.
Our Services for Families During Addiction Treatment
Our commitment to the families of our guests during rehab starts from the beginning of the recovery process. We can provide the family with numerous resources to aid in the initial phases of getting a loved one into treatment. This includes the use of our professional interventionists and intervention services – and throughout the treatment process.
There is much healing to be done during treatment, and many of the wounds that need to be healed include those withing the family, including repairing the relationships that may have been damaged by the substance abuse.
The Reflections family (staff, therapists and doctors) makes it a point to ensure that your families have a full understanding of the program details and their loved one’s progress. Even better, families are allowed communication and involvement – to a conservative and healthful extent – in the treatment process.
Learn more about the intervention process and our approach to this service by reading our answers to the top frequently asked questions about interventions:
What If My Loved One Won’t Go to Rehab?
The best way to get a stubborn drug addict or alcoholic to go to rehab is to stage an intervention. But not just any intervention. You should enlist the help of a professional interventionist and include as many family members as possible, and even some of the addict’s more reliable, positive friends.
If you take all of these steps, more often than not, your friend or family member will agree to go to rehab. It also helps if you pick the treatment center ahead of time. Furthermore, if you’re ready to send them to the facility as soon as the intervention concludes, having a treatment center in mind can provide security.
If you’re asking what to do if your loved one refuses to go to rehab even after an intervention, then your family must stand united and refuse to continue to support or enable the addiction. Basically, let the addicted individual know they’re on their own; you tried your best and offered to support their recovery, but they refused, and that’s on them.
The only support your family should offer after this point is if they checks into rehab and starts working toward recovery.
What If My Family Is in Denial About Their Dug or Alcohol Addiction?
If you have family members who are in denial about your loved one’s addiction, then it helps to share the latest reading materials that will help them understand what characterizes addiction and the importance of acting quickly to help bring the substance use to an end. We have resources here.
You can also take an online quiz, like the one we have for alcohol, on your loved one’s behalf to help determine whether their substance use qualifies as addiction. Share the results with your family members if they are still in denial about the loved one’s addiction.
Intervention without complete support
What you ultimately might have to do is schedule an intervention, even without other family members’ approval. Reflections’ intervention process addresses the family as much as it does the addict or alcoholic. You may have family members that are codependent with the addict. It is going to take a professional interventionist to call out these behaviors.
A professional interventionist will also identify the roles that each family member has played in allowing the addiction to flourish, but the interventionist will also assign them new, more positive roles to play in the loved one’s rehab and recovery process.
The chances are minuscule that your family members will go through the whole intervention process and come out on the other side still in denial about their loved one’s addiction. The intervention should help them realize the reality of the situation quick.
Why Do Families Need a Professional Drug Interventionist?
Many families think they can perform an intervention on their own, but the success rates are not high in these situations. Part of this is because if the family is running the intervention, then they are simultaneously ignoring their own missteps and their roles in allowing the addiction to continue.
Additionally, tension and emotions run high during an intervention, so it is better to have a level-headed, neutral third party to control the process and manage all of these emotions. Professional interventionists also understand addiction and have worked with many other addicts. They have heard all of the common excuses and deflections that addicts make, and they know how to respond accordingly.
Benefits of an Interventionist
What it comes down to is, if you are the parent of an addict, you cannot be the parent and the interventionist simultaneously. You’re going to have your own role to play in the recovery process, so let the interventionist play theirs. The interventionist will help all individuals work toward change, and not just put the onus on the addict or alcoholic; the recovery attempt will most likely fail if the family does not get on the same page.
Another benefit of enlisting a professional drug interventionist is that they will help craft your loved one’s treatment plan and then case manage the entire process. This could include support and counseling for family members along the way. Using an interventionist from Reflections Recovery Center will make sure your loved one and your family’s unique needs are addressed every step of the way during treatment at our facility.
Why Does Enabling Make Addiction Worse?
In almost every addict’s case, the addiction cannot thrive without at least some degree of enabling by family members. Of course, most families understand that they can’t keep continuing to loan their loved one money when they might spend it on drugs or alcohol. But do they let the addict live in their house still? Are all of the addict’s meals still provided?
So while most families know not to directly enable their loved one’s addiction by giving money that can be used on drugs or alcohol or even supplying those substances directly, they are likely enabling the addiction in ways they don’t realize, such as:
Letting the loved one continue to live in the home, rent free
Paying their rent or bills
Making excuses for their behavior
Calling them in sick to work
Providing all of their meals
Not making a change after they steal money or something to sell from the house
Basically, enabling boils down to any action that shields the addict from feeling the full consequences of his or her behavior. Enabling prolongs the substance use, thus making the addiction worse and further delaying the true solution: treatment.
Why Enabling Happens
Enabling generally happens because family members are afraid to confront the situation and to make such a big change in all of their lives. The status quo has become comfortable, but it’s not a healthy long-term solution for all parties, and more than likely, they know this.
Reaching out to Reflections Recovery Center for an intervention will help your family members identify enabling behaviors in their lives. The interventionist will help your family game plan how to change these behaviors and adopt more positive roles of support as your loved one embarks on recovery.
Unlike other facilities, we don’t just focus on the time a client spends in our care. Instead, our services are truly comprehensive: We help before, during and after treatment for a brand new lease on life.
We also cater to families all across the nation. Those in the Prescott area can take advantage of our assistance in person, and we’re happy to refer families in other parts of the country to their own local professionals. If you need support and knowledge on your side, contact Reflections Recovery Center.
Family involvement can either help bring someone’s addiction to an end, or it could prolong the drug or alcohol abuse. If you have a loved one that displays a worrisome level of substance use and no one has taken any formal steps to help put an end to it, then there’s a good chance you or someone else in the family is enabling this potential addiction.
Worried that you might be the enabler? We’ve put together a 14-question assessment with yes or no answers that you can take right now. Based on your answers, we’ll determine if it appears that you are enabling, and then tell you how you can find help for yourself and your loved one, if that is the case.