Watching someone you love struggle with addiction can be heart-wrenching. You know they need help to overcome their addiction, but whenever you attempt a conversation, they get angry or act like it hurts their feelings that you would even consider that they might be addicted. Your loved one may deny their substance use, even in the face of evidence. They may minimalize, attack, or they may lie. You have heard the promises and seen them broken, you have watched as their health has declined, their jobs have been lost, family neglected, their vehicles wrecked, or their credit destroyed. You have seen the person you know and love become someone else, someone you don’t know at all.
Perhaps it’s time for an intervention. Call 833.551.2304 to speak with someone from Gulf Breeze Recovery’s caring and compassionate team about how to stage an intervention and our addiction treatment in Gulf Breeze, FL.
How to Stage an Intervention
An intervention should be well-planned, not a spur-of-the-moment action. Bring in the cavalry, pull together people your loved one respects and trusts, and make sure that all of them are willing to stand together and be strong. Rehearse and plan what each person is willing to say. The overall message should be, “We love you too much to let you continue on this path of self-destruction.”
Spend some time preparing solutions for all the objections your loved one will have, such as:
- Have a quality treatment facility ready to begin the care your loved one needs, including detoxification, if needed
- Explain how the costs can be covered because you will likely hear they can’t afford it
- Assure that someone is available to cover childcare for them if that is an objection
- Discuss how to deal with their employment if that is a concern
Treatment is a short-term investment to allow them a long, substance-free life.
If they refuse treatment outright, make them aware of the consequences, and be vital in maintaining the boundaries. Don’t make threats you won’t follow through with but make firm boundaries and enforce them—don’t make it easy for them to continue with the addiction. It is a matter of their life or death.
What to Expect from Addiction Treatment at Gulf Breeze Recovery
Gulf Breeze Recovery offers an individualized, holistic, non-12-step program for addiction treatment. Each situation is different and must be handled with care. If you want guidance in this process, speak to an addiction specialist at Gulf Breeze Recovery. They can also explain the treatment options available for your loved one.
With a well-trained and qualified medical, clinical, and support staff, expert care begins with medically supervised detoxification if needed. It continues with:
- One-on-one counseling
- Professionally led group sessions
- Spa treatment
Our caring and compassionate team also offers nutrition and specialized care for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) if needed. The latter would be part of treating co-occurring conditions, often seen in those with a substance use disorder (SUD). Common co-occurring conditions include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and other mental health issues. They can be just as dangerous, left untreated, as SUDs, so it is essential to get help for both.
Gulf Breeze Recovery’s holistic addiction treatment options offers help for SUDs and co-occurring conditions. Our intake and initial assessment of clients begins with a complete review of their health and wellness. From there, an individualized treatment plan is created to fit each client’s needs and goals. Please don’t wait until the last minute to stage an intervention—contact Gulf Breeze Recovery today so we can help you intervene in a caring and supportive manner.
Find Addiction Treatment in Florida at Gulf Breeze Recovery
Gulf Breeze Recovery offers a nurturing environment in a beautiful setting where each guest is treated with dignity and respect. Gulf Breeze Recovery strives to provide the best and most comprehensive alcohol and substance abuse treatment options in the country, with plans of treatment tailored to the needs of your loved one.
If you or someone you care about has an ongoing history of alcohol or substance abuse or relapse, contact Gulf Breeze Recovery today at 833.551.2304 to speak with one of our addiction treatment specialists and learn more about our residential program, out-patient program, and intensive out-patient program—and which of these can best fit your individual needs. These programs have helped many people overcome addiction and embrace a new happy, healthy, substance-free lifestyle. We help people not just to survive but to thrive!