There are many advantages of organizing substance abuse interventions for family members or colleagues. Interventions provide an important lifeline for people addicted to various types of drugs.
Interventions provide solutions for drug addicts who are often in denial about the problems they face due to drug use. They also give family members and concerned colleagues the ability to try to convince someone to agree to undergo treatment for drug addiction.
Addiction doesn’t have to do with excessive drinking of alcohol or usage of drugs alone. It has more to do with how it affects the addicts’ mode of thinking and the gradual changes that are noticed in their behavior.
For many family members, the fear of making loved ones upset and angry is what stops them from telling addicts that their problem is negatively affecting the entire family. This is despite the fact that they worry themselves every day, trying to come up with plans to control the victim’s addiction and help them recover.
If successful interventions are conducted in time, they can bring numerous benefits for those suffering from drug and alcohol addictions. Various advantages come with interventions that are conducted in time. They include:
- Reuniting Families – Alcohol and drug abuse is one of the major causes of discord in families and other relationships, majorly because at times during drunken stupors, an addicted person could do things that could hurt family members physically and mentally. During such instances, the person could also hurl insults at members of his or her family, causing great discomfort. A good counseling and intervention procedure is likely to stop this.
- Avoid Stand-Offs with the Law – There are many crimes associated with the use of alcohol and other substances. Sobriety will give a person more control of his or her life and therefore avoid the occurrence of such events such as driving under the influence or fighting while under the influence. Trafficking of illegal drugs is also a major problem in the United States.
- Financial Security – Drug abuse is a very expensive lifestyle, requiring the addict to spend mass amounts of money to feed the cravings for the drug that he or she is addicted to. As a direct result, several financial issues may come up. Many drug addicts are unable to account properly for their money, because they spend a lot of it on drinking sprees and gambling. If an intervention is conducted in time, this can be prevented and the money can be used for other development purposes.
- Better Health – One’s health is the most important aspect of life. Drug usage is usually accompanied by a number of diseases, including cancer. If an intervention is put in place early enough, then the health of a drug addict can be secured.
- Better Handling of Responsibility – A sober person is more capable of being in charge and handling various responsibilities adequately. Drug addiction has been reported to cause frequent memory loss and lack of concentration. These two qualities make individuals unable to make proper decisions in life, hence affecting their ability to lead others and be responsible.