Boston Intervention and Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a complex and challenging problem and having a loved one with drug or alcohol dependence can be extremely painful and heartbreaking. One of the most frustrating aspects is the denial common to addicts that there is a problem or that they need help. In these cases Boston intervention and addiction treatment may be the only way to motivate the loved one to agree to accept help.

It's possible to overcome your struggles with addiction when you have one of the many qualified addiction recovery centers in Boston giving you the support you need to begin healing. Call (617) 517-6448 for more information.

What is Addiction Intervention?

An addiction intervention is a method of presenting a loved one with the facts about the way their addiction is affecting those around them, and encouraging them to accept treatment. The process usually begins with family or friends of the addict approaching a doctor, addiction counselor, rehab center staff, or other professional in the field of drug or alcohol addiction with a plea for help.

Professionals can facilitate the organization of a structured addiction intervention meeting to which the addict is invited. The addict is not forewarned that the meeting is for the purpose of confronting them with their addiction and its effects. During the meeting the addict is made to face up to specific examples of the impact their addictive behavior is having on those closest to them. A set of specific goals, guidelines, and a treatment plan is then presented to the addict along with details of the consequences if they refuse to accept treatment. The services of a professional interventionist can help ensure that any hostility or aggression presented by the addict is defused without provoking equally aggressive responses from the family and other affected individuals.

After the Intervention

Intervention specialists or other professionals can determine the severity of the addiction and the appropriate treatments to offer. These may include membership in a 12-step group like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, or other groups as appropriate, or alternatives such as SMART Recovery. In cases of severe addiction, a medical detox followed by a period of residence in one of the qualified Inpatient Rehab Center may be the best solution. In most case, teams involved in addiction interventions will research the options and make arrangements before the meeting occurs.

There is hope for a better life. Call Boston drug detox treatment centers at (617) 517-6448 for help finding qualified intervention and addiction specialists in your area who can assist you with holding an intervention and getting your loved one into treatment. Also, you can visit your local Narcotics Anonymous ( for more support.

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