Addiction Intervention Services:
Time to treat the addiction?
Morningside Recovery assists families in finding the right match with an intervention specialist. Morningside works with industry-leading interventionists who have a collective success rate of more than 92%. Success of an intervention is not judged only by the client agreeing to enter treatment but is also based on the client successfully completing the recommended time in treatment (specifically, at our drug addiction treatment center in California). A professional addiction intervention is conducted in a safe, effective, respectful-yet-determined, caring manner. Morningside only works with highly qualified, credentialed intervention teams -- highly trained professional interventionists. An intervention is a new beginning for any individual unable to escape drug abuse or those suffering from a co-occurring disorder. Morningside connects families to the right interventionist who will travel anywhere to conduct the necessary educational component with the family and ultimately bring the client into treatment. The professionally-led intervention is a demonstration of familial unity in the form of an educated nudge -- an action by loved ones to provide a new direction towards sobiety, safety and health.
This “educated nudge” is often simply the family’s refusal to support destructive behavior, which is a “crisis” for the addict. An intervention is an education process for all involved, including the addict. The intervention allows the family to offer their loved one a solution to relieve everyone’s suffering. A family’s love is a powerful force for convincing the individual when all else has failed. Moreover, an intervention is a way for the entire family to begin to learn to operate in a more healthy way.
Family members often suffer as much as the individual with an addiction or mood disorder. There is often a precipitating event that forces a family into action. Unfortunately, it usually requires a crisis – legal, medical or financial – for the rescue to commence. Often these uncoordinated efforts fail and many families remain in holding patterns for years, with situations often becoming more complicated and dangerous. Many family members who consider starting an intervention process never complete the process. There are a variety of reasons for this, with the most common being the myth that an individual must “hit a bottom” before he or she will accept help. Sadly, there is more than one "bottom" in addiction. Continuous drug-use into addiction will crash the addict through many bottoms. An intervention is meant to raise the bottom, minimize the damage, and begin the process of healing from the tragedies of drug addiction.
An intervention is a way of saying that the ongoing situation can’t continue, and the whole family is changing how they have been responding and participating. Change comes in the form of Morningside Recovery’s recommendation of an interventionist appropriate for the particular client. The compassionate interventionist has extensive experience and knows how to lead the family through the process by developing a strategy that moves individuals and their families from a state of illness to wellness. Interventions are staged efforts that have many parts. A well-designed intervention will include assessment, strategic planning, family education, and research of appropriate treatment and support services for both the affected individual and family members.
At Morningside, this proactive, change-oriented process is headed by a world-class interventionist. Intervention strategies range from early-identification efforts to crisis intervention protocols. Most interventions are family meeting efforts that serve to motivate change in impaired individuals by using the power of love and truth. In many cases, the person who’s drinking too much or using drugs doesn’t want to recognize or admit that she’s not in control of the situation; the same is true of individuals suffering from mental illness. Shame, embarrassment, and fear of consequences are powerful motivators for all involved.
Interventions change the lives and outcomes of the entire family system and serve to disrupt and dismantle the generational power of addiction. Often, families do not choose to intervene until the loved one has become nearly unrecognizable and poses a significant risk to herself and others. Many times it takes a tragedy, such as a drunk driving accident or a drug overdose, to seek rehab treatment for prescription drug addiction or even to designer drugs (like Ecstasy of other MDMAs). In these cases, the family is left to wonder: Why didn't we intervene earlier?
The good news is that research has demonstrated that individuals who enter treatment after an intervention have the best chance at long-term sobriety. Please call our admissions department for information on intervention specialists who will help. Nothing is more loyal and loving than the moving a loved one towards receiving help, safely stabilizing, and entering into the best treatment scenario possible.