It is tough for anyone to admit they have a drug or alcohol problem. Even when their world is crumbling around them, they may remain in denial. In cases when an addict or alcoholic continuously dismisses the advice of a loved one or when a family feels that an addict is on the cliff’s edge of danger, a drug and alcohol abuse intervention is necessary.
In cases of urgency, Discovery Transitions’ addiction rehab center, located in Los Angeles, can quickly refer you to a qualified and professional interventionist. There’s a lot of misinformation and incorrect notions that surround interventions. One is that substance abuse interventions must be a surprise and that the addict must be confronted.
Discovery Transitions believes in motivational interviewing therapy for interventions, in which certified intervention specialists meet with both the addict and their family before the scheduled intervention. There are many reasons that someone addicted to drugs continues to use, even at the expense of their personal relationships or health. The interventionist interviews both the addict and their family to help determine how the sufferer thinks and what the best strategies for putting them on a path to long-term sobriety are.
We utilize the Johnson Intervention Model at our addiction rehab center. The Johnson Intervention Model generally believes that an addict or alcoholic must be at their ‘rock bottom’ for success. However, this doesn’t have to be true. If you believe an alcoholic is just a few days away from serious consequences or finding their rock bottom, you can use the Johnson Intervention Model.