Published by John Gillen | Last updated: 12th April 2023

If you’re concerned that someone you care about, whether that’s a friend or family member, could be suffering from an addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling, any kind of addiction, then it’s vital that you offer your support to them at this crucial time in their life where they might not know who to turn to.

If you’re unsure of how you can help your loved one, the best thing to do is contact our friendly team and ask for support with a family drug intervention. If you’re uncertain about the process, we can assure you it’s one of the most beneficial ways you can help your loved ones get the help that they truly need.

If you have a loved one who you feel requires help, call us for assistance on 01923 369 161 or text HELP to 83222.

Whilst we appreciate this may seem daunting, it’s certainly one of the best ways to help your loved one overcome their addiction and move forward with their life in a positive way. Don’t be scared to ask for help on someone else’s behalf, they may be reluctant at first, but in the long run, they’ll see that you were doing this to help them.

It’s very common for an individual to feel in denial about their condition, they’re likely to downplay the effects of their addiction or just outright deny any knowledge of what you’re talking about; this can make it even harder for them to recognise the importance of professional support.

However, by utilising our family drug intervention service, you’re essentially giving your loved one no other choice but to come face to face with the reality of their addiction.

They can’t run away from it anymore; they must accept that they have a problem and recognise the help on offer for them.

Being referred by someone they care about can also give them that realisation that they’re not only hurting themselves, as many addicts believe, they’re hurting those that they care about most; this can be a great encouragement to progress with rehabilitation.


Family Support System

The structured process of an official family intervention with the presence of an expert interventionist gives everyone involved the best opportunity to voice their concerns and make themselves heard amongst everyone else.

It’s a great way to open up and leave everything on the table so the whole family are on the same page moving forward. Our intervention team will listen, assess, and mediate the process when needed so that the session is kept on track.

The end goal of this intervention is to of course encourage the individual who is suffering from addiction, to join a residential rehab centre and undergo a comprehensive treatment programme to give them the best chance of achieving a long-term recovery.

It’s useful for the family to be involved in this process, particularly as when your loved one returns home, they’ll be relying on you for continued support, therefore it’s great if you’re armed with the necessary tools to help them through relapse prevention, some talking therapy, and just being there for them in general.

Intervention is thought to be the most successful and loving way of helping your loved one to the path of recovery. Through a properly orchestrated drug or alcohol intervention, the individual is faced with the reality of the problem and the impact it can have on those friends and family close to them.

Intervention is not an event. It is a structured process carried out by the “intervention team” – the concerned friends and family or co-workers, and a professional interventionist.

It begins with an assessment of the situation and providing education and guidance to those involved and culminates in the intervention meeting. This is where the intervention team meet with the addicted individual to discuss their concerns and feelings. The ultimate aim of this meeting is to get the person to accept they need help and into the most appropriate form of treatment.

Seeing someone you love destroying themselves is painful and frustrating, but addiction is an illness, and most addicts don’t know how their behaviour is affecting themselves or those who love them, and family members and friends often don’t understand the illness.

Relationships can break down and lives can be ruined. Not only does addiction damage meaningful relationships with family and friends, but it can also destroy your career, it can devastate you financially, emotionally, psychologically, and psychically; there are no positives when it comes to addiction, support must be sought out as soon as possible.

A professional intervention equips family and friends with the tools they need to support a loved one and is highly effective in setting the addict on the road to a healthy recovery.


Corporate Intervention

Knowing that a work colleague or an employee has a problem with addiction is a difficult situation. But it’s a situation that needs to be – and can be – dealt with.

Addiction can result in absenteeism, low productivity, and even industrial accidents, and just because an employee has an addiction, it doesn’t mean he or she isn’t valued or a friend. An intervention is an effective way to handle addiction in the workplace and is conducted discreetly and confidentially.

At Cassiobury Court, we have a team of highly-skilled, professional interventionists who can motivate the individual towards recovery and provide you with all the support you need – at home or in the workplace.

If you’re friend, family member, or colleague then chooses to join our residential rehab centre, we will offer them our constant support, 24/7 until they complete their treatment programme. Even after they’ve left our alcohol or drug rehab, we will continue to support them through our 12-month aftercare programme which is completely free for all of our clients.

We have dedicated helplines, ongoing cognitive behavioural therapy or counselling sessions and can recommend local support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous for further assistance.

For more information on interventions, call us now in confidence on 01923 369 161.

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John Gillen

John Gillen - Author Last updated: 12th April 2023

John Gillen is a leading addiction treatment expert with over 15 years of experience providing evidence-based treatment methods for individuals throughout the UK. John also co-authors the book, The Secret Disease of Addiction, which delves into how the addictive mind works and what treatment techniques work best.