Hopefully, every family member, every friend in the life of an addicted loved one is aware of the benefits of an intervention. We’re conscious of how an intervention can crack the shell of denial and penetrate the layers of destructive behavior and unpredictable mood swings related to substance abuse. There’s still the possibility of anxiety and confusion even when armed with all this knowledge as we likely lack the experience to employ an intervention in an effective manner, especially when we consider how far-reaching the effects of addictive substances are, penetrating and corrupting each of our great states. Close to 80% of the crimes committed in the grand old state of Tennessee have been linked to drugs (www.tbi.tn.gov), a hugely worrying statistic, and we need a Chatanooga Interventionist to focus our confrontation, to help us reach our lost family member.
The Role of an Interventionist
Taking the reins of the intervention and managing the event for maximum results is the duty of someone who has chosen to specialize in interventions. It’s a heavy responsibility and one that requires training and experience before someone has the tools necessary to orchestrate family and friends into positions where they can accumulate knowledge on particular abuse patterns, releasing that research and combining it with love and compassion. The symptoms of the narcotic, of any abusive addiction, are related with undeniable accuracy, with a level voice designed to keep the atmosphere of the intervention cool and collected, but there’s always a factor of unpredictability, the chance of an emotional outburst.
The interventionist keeps one eye on the progress of the meeting, checking for a rising tide in emotions, and another educated eye gauges how well the message is being received.
Providing Treatment Steps and Guidelines
An addict can be manipulative and deceitful, employing emotional states to escape notice and find funds for their next high. A Chattanooga Interventionist knows all of these tricks and knows when an intervention is truly working. He or she will only offer treatment options if the layers of denial are really being lifted, and this is the moment when we can finally dispatch our loved one to a treatment center where they can take the first difficult but positive steps away from addiction. It will take time, but, thanks to the focus of an interventionist, we can watch our family member on their path to recovery.