"I believe that the majority of individuals suffering from the illness of addiction have the capacity for recovery, if given the proper foundation to begin their life-changing journey We help provide that foundation"
- Justin Villiers (Director)
Addiction Interventions Support to Rehab
We can carry out an intervention for you if you feel your “loved one” is struggling to get to rehab or make that decision.
Helping a drug and alcohol addict recognize the extent of his/ her problem is known as drug and alcohol Intervention. Generally, the addicts do not realize the ugly side of their addiction. They just enjoy the momentary pleasure, even if their problem is uncontrollable. This out of control problem forces the abuser to behave awkwardly in society and towards the family. These drug users need objective feedback on their behaviour. It is through a non-judgmental, non-critical, systematic drug intervention process that the individual is able to see their own lifestyle choices.
It is very important to make the addicts understand the harm they are doing to themselves as well as to their family members, friends and the whole of society. Once they get to understand their problem, the next step is to bring them into drug rehab for addiction treatment, in order to seek help for their addiction in Cape Town. It is this best process and tested method which forces the person to confront the need of help for the purpose of breaking down his/ her denial and motivate them to immediately seek treatment.
It is said that you cannot help an alcoholic or drug addict until they want help. But we do not just rely on this, as an intervention can help the drug abuser or addict, who intentionally or purposely does not seek help or sometimes does not realise the necessity of professional help. A family or friend's intervention can stop a person from continuing to engage in behaviours which will lead them to face hellish consequences in future.
The goal of drug intervention is to make the person realise that he/she should seek help for curing the problem. But drug and alcohol intervention is a difficult and delicate matter. So, it is very important to do it in a right manner without making the abuser feel guilty and ashamed, otherwise the person may feel cornered and become defensive. The appropriate way is to take professional advice and then move ahead with a determined strategy and timing for the specific drug intervention. Additionally, since people embarking on an alcohol or drug intervention often feel ambivalent and apprehensive, so it is important that they trust the interventionist, so that they can easily open up and ask for help.
Chemical or drug dependency is a disease. It's not just a state of mind.
The abuser may not understand his/ her extent of problem, but then it becomes duty of the family members, friends or co-workers to understand individual's problem and lend a helping hand in the form of intervention. It is the active involvement by concerned people, whose active and vigorous participation may help the addict, who is trapped in the vicious cycle of drug dependence.
Drug and alcohol intervention is the first step and professional treatment is the second. Both are necessary steps. So it is important to come together and walk hand in hand with the addict, as they desperately need a hand to hold on to and a shoulder to depend on, instead of dependency.