Ok, so my Uncle is planning an intervention for my mom on Wed. I need some advice on how to carry this out and what to plan for. Any advice is greatly appreciated...
Asked by Anonymous at 7:53 PM on Dec. 30, 2008 in Health
Answer by amyrw at 11:25 PM on Dec. 30, 2008
Contact treatment centers in your area and ask for a professional interventionist. There used to be one at Harmony House in Estes Colorado. I talked to him several years ago. You can do one without professional help, but you really need to have your ducks in a row. Google it and find any info you can. I would also try to contact the treatment center named Hazelden in Minnesota. It is supposed to be one of the best. A doctor where I lives used to fly people out to it.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:04 PM on Dec. 30, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 8:05 PM on Dec. 30, 2008
Make absolutely SURE everyone involved are in agreement on the consequences of NOT going to treatment. You also have to have a treatment center lined up and ready to take her. She could very well change her mind if given much time. I would also encourage the family to attend Al-Anon and read the co-dependency literature. Hazelden offers A LOT of material. Just remember, that addiction affects everyone close the addict and they need help also to learn to stop enabling the drinking. Praise God you have an uncle that is willing to step in and help:-)
Answer by Anonymous at 8:09 PM on Dec. 30, 2008