When a loved one reaches the level where they simply cannot go through a single day without a drink, it’s time for an intervention. Many individuals who have a drinking problem minimize the extent of their alcohol dependency or either refuse to get treatment for their problem altogether. As long as a loved one remains in denial, the higher the risk becomes for them putting themselves and others in danger every time they handle a piece of machinery, get behind the wheel or cross a street.
A professional alcohol intervention is a loving outlet that family members and friends can use when their loved one does not have the will power to get the help on their own. A common misconception is that an individual must first “hit the wall” before an alcohol intervention is conducted. Actually, the ideal time for family and friends to execute an alcohol intervention in Tennessee should be well before a loved one starts stealing from them to stock their liquor cabinet or develops irreversible liver damage. As with any other intervention, concerned participants of an intervention are mainly concerned about helping a loved one regain control over their life before the unthinkable happens. Moreover, if the individual refuses the treatment that has been arranged, they should know as part of the confrontation that there will be consequences for their actions.
An interventionist can educate everyone involved in an intervention to learn the basics of how alcoholism effects a person, the signs to look out for and the strategy needed to bring awareness to the individual about their habit before it ends up killing them or someone else. An alcohol intervention is best done in a carefully selected environment to increase the chances of the individual to take heed when relatives and friends verbalize their concerns and can take place either at their own home or workplace, if this is permitted by their employer.
A new school intervention approach even includes using an intervention team to inform the loved one of an upcoming appointment with a trained counselor several days prior to the actual alcohol intervention to discuss their drinking problem. Based on the information from intervention participants, rehab arrangements can be orchestrated with the professional interventionist who has expert knowledge of the various types of alcohol rehab programs that are the most compatible with the individual’s needs.