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In our last post, we introduced the concept of Intervention and how it is the starting point of a drug addicts path to reformation. To recap, an intervention is an action – beginning with a conversation – when a substance abuser’s family/friends step in to explain to the person the extent of his problem, its impact on themselves and their family and that they need to seek treatment. In this post, we will explain why an intervention is necessary.
As we have explained in our earlier posts on Addiction, substance abuse causes mental, physical and emotional cravings. Behind the craving can be a whole host of reasons for the addict to seek respite & refuge in substance abuse.
Drugs are often deemed as hallucinogenic, i.e how they alter / distort the mind of the user into believing that all is well. However, once the withdrawal symptoms begin, the discomfort that it causes results in the substance abuser to obtain more drugs or alcohol, resulting in a vicious cycle.
The following are some of the signs present around the substance abuser that warrant an intervention to be held:
- Mood Disorders
- Tendency to isolate onself
- Stark differences in behaviour
- Having friends who are suspected substance abusers
- Tendency to borrow money at whim, financial position not clear
- Unexplained weight changes
- Behaviour that borders on secretive
- Persistent health issues
The above list is illustrative and not exhaustive. But it gives clues that addiction is present, the situation is bordering on moderate to severe and an intervention may be necessary.
To confirm the same, a preliminary conversation with the abuser can be held first by well wishers. In the event the abuser denies a problem or tends to shift the blame on other people or circumstances, then the stage is set for an Intervention.
In our next post, we will touch upon the process of Intervention.
Meanwhile, please do not hesitate to contact us on 98.453.10070 to learn more about Kripa Revival Centre and our services (including Intervention) on offer to anyone who wishes to be rehabilitated from substance abuse disorder, prevent relapse and stay sober. We have trained and experienced professionals to help you get back to long term recovery. Don’t Delay!