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Gulf Coast Recovery is pleased to bring you some very good news about interventions. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), treatment does not need to be voluntary to be effective. This is good news for interventions due to their nature. An effective alcohol drug intervention is a confrontational meeting with a drug or alcohol abuser who is convinced to seek treatment because of mounting consequences of getting loaded. Convincing a loved one to seek treatment can become a struggle if the loved one is defensive or unwilling to admit or see the alcohol or drug problem.

Family pressure and coercion can lead to treatment somewhat under protest but studies have found that this kind of support from the family can also be a major success factor. Pressure from other sources work as well. Clients may be coming to treatment under the advice or coordination of employers or the criminal justice system. Again these pressures often aid the recovery process despite initial resistance.

Gulf Coast Recovery offers a full service alcohol drug intervention plan that can range from simply being the ending point after an intervention to organizing you and your loved ones and guiding you through the intervention process.

Whether you want us to do it all or work with you through the process, Gulf Coast Recovery can help with the alcohol drug intervention processs so call us today for more information.

It can be incredibly frustrating to watch a family member or close friend self destruct before your eyes and feel powerless to do anything to effect change for the better. A hallmark of abusive and addictive behaviors is denial; and nagging, shaming, or lecturing an actively using addict does very little good, and can even prompt ever greater abuse.

Thankfully, concerned family and friends do have one very effective tool at their disposal to convince a reluctant participant of the need for drug treatment, and that is the drug intervention. Nothing provides more convincing evidence of the need for help than the combined and caring drug intervention testimonials of all possible loved family and friends; and it can be difficult for even a very determined addict to continue to deny the existence of a problem when faced with the combined and unified evidence as presented at a drug intervention.

Treatments statistics indicate that a drug intervention will work more than 80% of the time to convince an addict of the need for treatment, and since the primary goal of a drug intervention is an acceptance of treatment, convinced addicts are encouraged to proceed immediately into a treatment facility that has been prearranged for their benefit.

Because a drug intervention requires honest and often painful contributions about the experienced realities of addiction, the thought of confronting an addict with the truth can induce anxiety and even fear; and because addiction always creates emotional pain and heartache, participants often battle internally with complex and conflicted emotions about the addict.

Due to the emotional complexity and the need to maintain a constructive and loving tone throughout the intervention, addictions professionals often recommend that families employ the services of a professional drug intervention specialist to guide through the process, both during the planning stages, and during the actual drug intervention. A professional drug intervention specialist can also assist family in choosing and arranging for appropriate treatment, and can even arrange immediate transportation to the facility, sparing the family yet another emotionally difficult task.

A drug intervention works, even when nothing else has.