When you picture an intervention done on someone who suffers from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you probably envision a group of people involved. Typically, an intervention does constitute concerned family members and friends confronting a loved one. However, for some people, this scene does not come to fruition.
Reasons Your Loved Ones May Not Have Turned to an Intervention
Some people fear being confronted by the reality of an intervention done on them. When one doesn’t happen, they may assume they are not that bad off. The truth may be that the person’s loved ones don’t know how to perform an intervention. They may fear possible repercussions of staging one, including their loved one cutting them out of their lives. Relatives and close friends may not live close enough that several can get together in one place. Even when people are geographically close, a fear of not respecting social distancing can factor in. People who suffer from an addiction to drugs or alcohol should not rely on the idea that when no intervention occurs, it means they do not need help.
Performing an Intervention on Yourself
While attempting an intervention on yourself may sound strange at first, it can make a difference. For someone in the grips of addiction, sometimes being honest with themselves comes more easily than when a group is confronting them.
Ask yourself some basic questions:
- Have I tried to stop using alcohol or drugs and failed?
- Do I use excessive amounts?
- Has my personal or professional life been negatively impacted by my usage?
- Do I feel shame or guilt?
- Have my loved ones told me that I need help?
- Do I experience withdrawal when I do not have access to alcohol or drugs?
If you answer “yes” to two or more of these questions, it may be time to seek professional help. Detoxification programs can help cleanse your system and begin recovery.
An intervention on someone who suffers from an addiction to drugs or alcohol typically involves multiple loved ones. However, a person can choose a clear-headed moment in which to confront themselves. Admitting to themselves that they have a problem and need help can be liberating. The Detox Center of Colorado is ready to help those who need professional help with their addictions. We offer residential programs that address the physical and psychological symptoms of detoxification. Call our Denver area location today at (303) 952-5035 to find out how we can intervene and help you start recovering today.