While those who suffer from illicit drug addictions may visit street drug dealers, alcohol is readily and legally available. For this reason, it is often the case that alcoholics and denial go hand in hand. Alcohol plays a large part in our culture. Many people actively seek the substance to boost confidence and reduce inhibitions and anxiety. However, it also causes many side effects, such as depression, slurred speech, and coordination loss. While it is possible to drink alcohol without being an alcoholic, many people suffer regular negative consequences. They may also negatively impact the lives of those close to them due to drinking alcohol. In such cases, an alcohol intervention may be necessary. If you need an alcohol intervention specialist, please reach out to Southworth Associates today at (866) 460-9014.
Who Needs an Alcohol Intervention Specialist?
Alcohol is legal to consume and buy for those over 21, creating difficulty for those suffering from alcoholism to recognize their addiction. At Southworth Associates International, our alcohol intervention specialists know how to deal with this difficulty. While many alcoholics struggle to come to terms with their addiction, it is possible to recover by engaging in treatment programs. By working together, we can help you reach an understanding that a person’s drinking has become unmanageable and a detriment to their lives.
Understanding Alcohol Interventions
During an intervention, we are not concerned with the amount, type, or frequency of alcohol your loved one may have been drinking. Rather, we focus on the destructive behaviors attached to the individual’s drinking. We also focus on the way it has affected their family and relationships with their loved ones.
Our intervention process aims to highlight the harmful patterns of behavior. We also identify how the individual’s alcohol use creates negative consequences for themselves and their loved ones. There are similar characteristics found within each person suffering from addiction. The most common trait found in those with addiction is a strong denial and refusal to take responsibility for their actions.
Engaging in an intervention with Southworth Associates International will not solely focus on the alcoholic. Instead, we discuss how it is necessary to understand the entire family dynamic to facilitate change. Our goal is to help the family become the best form of support for their loved one. We offer solutions for the challenges that arise at each stage of the recovery process, before, during, and after treatment.
When to Intervene?
The underlying issues that an alcoholic suffers from play a far larger part in alcoholism than alcohol consumption. They may use alcohol to forget the problems an individual faces, for which they are unable to find a solution. Unfortunately, by continually avoiding these problems and continuing alcohol use without engaging in treatment, it is likely that these problems will become exacerbated, and new problems will arise. Considering how easy it is to purchase alcohol, alcoholism can develop and escalate quickly and be difficult to recognize. Unless the underlying causes of alcoholism are addressed and treated, even if a person is able to abstain from alcohol, there is a high risk of relapse.
Our interventions focus on the family dynamic rather than the alcoholic in isolation, as family pressures and expectations can contribute to a person’s addiction to alcohol, whether real or perceived. Our intervention process aims to establish and rectify the issues present within the family system, to enable the alcoholic to achieve life-long recovery.
Understanding the Need for an Intervention
In order to achieve lasting recovery from alcoholism, it is vital to engage with a specialist support program. The primary intervention, followed by alcohol addiction treatment, is the best method to ensure lasting recovery for your loved one. It is necessary to explore the deeper issues within the family dynamic to identify and address an alcoholic’s underlying issues that cause them to feel compelled to drink alcohol. Treatment can help stop the cycle of drinking. However, often dysfunctional family roles produce enabling and codependent behaviors that contribute to your loved one’s alcoholism.
The likelihood of lasting recovery is significantly improved with a commitment from the whole family to take steps to change. Part of the process is to explore and identify behaviors within the family that may be normalized, though they are toxic or harmful. These behaviors can often act as a validation for your loved one to turn to alcohol and may further enable their addiction. Real change is not possible until these issues are worked through.
Reach Out to Southworth Associates Today
While it may seem initially challenging, a treatment program is but the first step for the person suffering from alcoholism. Once your loved one has accepted help and is in treatment, we then focus on the difficulties and trauma the family has endured as a result of your loved one’s drinking. We are here to work alongside you, to support you and alleviate any concerns you may have for the future. The goal of our treatment is to establish a healing environment. This atmosphere facilitates both long-term recovery for your loved one and eases the anxiety felt by you and your family. Contact Southworth Associates today at (866) 460-9014 to learn more about our alcohol intervention specialist services.