Drug Intervention


Many families are suffering as they watch a relative or loved one self destruct with a drug or alcohol problem. At times it can create a feeling of despair and hopelessness. The person who needs the help usually wonít admit that they have a problem. It may require what is known as a drug intervention. A drug intervention is when people who love someone confront them about their drug problem. When a person is surrounded by those he loves and they are all telling him the same thing at the same time it is difficult to argue. There is a television series called Intervention. It deals with different issues each week. It may be good to watch the series if you have a loved one with a drug or alcohol problem. Each week loved ones gather to confront someone who is in a downward spiral of destruction. Drug intervention may be the only thing that can save the person from losing everything and everyone they love. Those who are associated with an addict will be the first to admit that their addict friend or loved one has done them wrong. The addict will lie and manipulate to get their next high. They donít think about who they are hurting in the process. The only thing they have in mind is getting high or drunk. Unless the cycle of abuse is interrupted, the addict will continue until he or she has driven everyone out of his life.

Drug Detoxification


Drug detoxification is when a person that has been using and abusing drugs to clean their system of all substances. This can be a very painful and difficult experience for the person going through it, and those who watch it. If a person is seriously addicted to something and they are not able to get it anymore, their body can go through some pretty violent withdrawals. Those not addicted may wonder why the addict would ever want to use again after this horrific process. This confirms how difficult an addiction is to deal with. The pain of drug detoxification can be assisted with medication. This is usually only done while the addict is in an inpatient situation. The person will still have some withdrawal symptoms and it will still be a difficult transition, but much easier than going cold turkey on their own. It is also better to go through drug detoxification in an inpatient setting, as there will be medical staff there in case there are complications.

Intervention Drugs


Intervention for drugs and drug abuse may be necessary if the addict will not admit they have a problem. Most addicts donít believe they have a problem and think they have everything under control. The intervention can help the addict to see how many people their problem is affecting. Intervention drugs are available to help the person going through withdrawal, but they are usually only available under the care of a Dr. and in a hospital setting. Intervention drugs can make it much easier to endure the withdrawal symptoms. The person in need of intervention will have to work to get to the core of their addiction, but the intervention drugs can help them through the process.

Drug Alcohol Intervention


Drug and alcohol intervention are basically the same procedure. It involves loved ones of the alcoholic or addict gathering together to confront the addict or alcoholic. It can be uncomfortable but may be the only way the alcoholic or addict will be able to recover. If they are not confronted soon enough, the addict or alcoholic may actually kill themselves with their habit. It is not the responsibility of those associated with the addict or alcoholic to extend the help, but they are the probably the only ones that can save the addict.

Free Drug Interventions


Free drug interventions can be performed by loved ones of a person that is addicted to drugs. The free drug intervention basically happens when family and friends confront a drug abuser and demand that they receive help. The person being confronted can always deny the help, but it is difficult when everyone involved in his or her life is there. Free drug interventions are free in the sense that those confronting the abuser are there for no charge, but the inpatient program will not be free. If a person has a good health insurance program, there may be substance abuse benefits to assist in the intervention. If loved ones have the ability, they may all chip in and help pay for the substance abuse program. The intervention will not be very successful unless there is a plan in place including some type of placement option for the addict immediately following the intervention.