Drug & Alcohol Interventions in New Jersey
Hightower Trained Interventionists:
Here at BlueCrest Recovery Center, we offer Intervention Services through Hightower Associates. These services are for families and friends who have struggled with getting their loved one into treatment. BlueCrest Recovery Center’s Intervention Program is designed as a structured, solution-oriented process. A successful intervention is not created as a confrontation but more as an opportunity for an individual with a substance abuse problem to accept help in order to obtain treatment.
Hightower Associates is the exclusive provider to the NFL Players Association, making them a prestigious, well known and trusted organization for Intervention services. As Hightower Trained Interventionists, BlueCrest Recovery Center takes what we do very seriously, making certain that your family is provided the best possible service. We are aware that you are calling upon us to help with a devastating situation and that you have most likely exhausted all means of getting your loved one into treatment. We understand that much has transpired prior to our becoming involved in the circumstances, and we understand the efforts that have been made and respectfully enter into this process in an effort to assist you in reaching a positive result quickly.
We take our clients through a completely customized three-phase process, ensuring the best possible outcome. We approach each case with one mindset, one intention—to help your loved one get to recovery. The grip of addiction is both overwhelming and life threatening. The purpose of intervention is to effectively break the cycle of addiction and introduce the addicted individual to a process of ongoing recovery. With the help of family, friends, and an experienced treatment team, this can be achieved.
When Should a Family Intervention Occur?
Many people assume you need to wait until addicts hit “rock bottom” to intervene on their behalf. You do not and should not. Why? Because the longer you wait, the harder it will be for the people to overcome their drug abuse problems. As with any disease, early detection and prompt treatment are the keys to a full recovery.
Instead, addiction intervention should take place the moment family members become aware that their loved ones suffer from a drug abuse problem—in other words, as soon as they become aware of the tell-tale signs of drug addiction: withdrawal from friends and family, neglect of responsibilities, poor personal hygiene, financial or legal troubles, and the possession of drug paraphernalia. Wait until a crisis occurs, and you could be too late. Stage a drug intervention before the situation spirals out of control, and you could prevent the worst from happening.
The Goals of Addiction Intervention
The goal of any drug intervention or alcohol intervention is to break through the fear, denial, and shame—whatever keeps the addict from acknowledging and addressing the problem. In most cases, an intervention should lead directly to entry into a rehabilitation program, such as
BlueCrest Recovery Center’s intensive outpatient program in New Jersey.
In order to stage a successful intervention, you’ll need:
- A positive attitude
- A compassionate approach
- A private setting
- A game plan
- The help of an experienced intervention specialist
Drug Intervention Steps
You should never rush into an intervention. It takes time to plan and stage a successful meeting. Typically, it unfolds in a number of distinct stages. Here’s one possible roadmap to the process:
- Plan & Research: Never go into a family intervention Plan in advance what you will say when confronted with different reactions. Speak with substance abuse professionals about how they handle such situations. How will you deal with your loved one’s responses? What will you do if they become hostile, defensive, evasive? If you’ve rehearsed each scenario ahead of time, you’ll be better able to handle problems when they crop up.
- Gather & Rehearse: Interventions are best done in a group setting, rather than one-on-one. Before you talk with the addict, gather around you a group of supportive people who can help you realize your objective. That could be other family members, friends, co-workers, religious leaders, intervention specialists, etc.
- Intervene & Discuss: Of course, you can’t anticipate every possible reaction or scenario. You’re dealing with delicate issues and highly charged emotions, which makes interventions notoriously unpredictable. That’s why it’s essential to bring the right attitude.
Never approach the individual with anger, blame or sugar-coated phrases. Addiction intervention is the time for kindness, respect, and honesty. Be direct but not confrontational; caring but firm; respectful yet resolute. Be open and affectionate, but also clear about the consequences of not seeking help.
Last, but not least, let the subject of the drug intervention know that you love them and are not angry. Acknowledge that addiction is a disease and not a character defect. By taking the blame and shame off of them, and by recognizing the true nature of the problem, you are relieving a great burden and paving the way for recovery.
- Follow Through: The next step is to make sure your loved one starts treatment, whether that is in a full-time in-patient facility or a part-time outpatient program. If you’re staging a New Jersey intervention, speak with BlueCrest Recovery Center before the meeting so that you can present the addict with a viable recovery option. That takes the burden off addicts to set up their own treatment. If the addict refuses to enter a New Jersey rehab program, then follow through with the consequences you laid out during the intervention.
If you need help staging an alcohol or drug abuse intervention, then contact BlueCrest Recovery Center to get in touch with a drug & alcohol interventionist in New Jersey. With our experience and expertise, we can help you get through to your loved ones and overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of their physical, mental and spiritual rehabilitation.