When it comes to helping someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, timing is everything, and how quickly things are taken from one’s sudden knowledge that a family member or loved one is abusing drugs and alcohol and to one intervening on the addict in question is easily the most crucial aspect to the entire process. This is why it is so important that one perform an intervention on the person and that it be done quickly and efficiently and not tarried at so that the individual can be put into rehab as soon as is possible.
One of the major problems with drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse in general is that it is a very fast acting and very immensely damaging problem to say the least with almost endless and never ending consequences and negative results. The truth is though, one of the most common aspects of drug and alcohol addiction is that those who are addicted often die as a result of abusing drugs and alcohol.
This is why, as soon as you know that a family member or loved one is abusing drug and alcohol, you need to move quickly and get an intervention set up rapidly. Don’t sacrifice planning out the intervention properly of course, but rather focus on intensity, speed, and in getting the job done right too.
Getting an Intervention Done Early
Crisis interventions for drug and alcohol abuse are now becoming more needed and necessary than ever before. Studies have shown in recent years that the current percentage of American drug and alcohol addicts who are NOT willing to seek out drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation numbers as high as ninety percent. The concept that one can just, “deal with his or her addiction”, is more prevalent than ever before, making the vast majority of the addicted populace feeling as though they do not need rehab, and that they don’t really have a problem to begin with.
This is all too common for the vast majority of addicts out there. They just simply are not willing or interested in going to rehab any time soon. They don’t think that they have a problem or that they need your help. They really do need your help though. For them, they are simply so blinded by their addiction problem that they don’t even want to really look at the situation and examine it properly and effectively.
This is where intervention comes in. With proper intervention early on, addiction and substance abuse can be stopped in its tracks and the addicted individual can then be willingly sent off to rehab to finally address his or her addiction problems and come out free and sober.
Planning an Early Intervention
The key is to be fast and not tally around. It is necessary to just simply move forward and call a few people, put a team together, and then confront the addict as soon as even within a twenty-four hour period of time. The underlying idea here that everything is based off of is to get the intervention done quickly and get the addict off to rehab even faster if possible.
Why tackle it as early and as quickly as possible? The reason is that an addict is a ticking time bomb. It is only a matter of time before the addict takes it over the age and ends up overdosing and possibly dying. If this is your son or daughter or spouse or other family member than you do not want this to happen, so the logical answer is to just make an effort to organize and perform the intervention as early as possible and to get it done and get it done successfully, sooner rather than later.