Planning an Intervention for Cocaine Abuse

Cocaine addiction impacts an addict’s entire life. It will become her top priority, and she may become so deeply addicted that she cannot quit even if she wants to. Planning an intervention can be stressful and emotional, but hiring an interventionist can minimize stress and help you concentrate on your loved one.

How to Find the Right Interventionist

For an intervention to succeed, you must find the right interventionist for your unique needs. To do this, remember the following tips when searching for help:

  • Knowledge is power
  • Find someone with experience
  • The interventionist must communicate effectively

To find the best interventionist for your loved one’s needs, do considerable research. Ask local counseling services if they recommend an interventionist; if these centers provide a list of candidates, look into each one. Make sure the individual has not only experience, but experience dealing with cocaine addicts. Additionally, one of the most important qualities an interventionist can have is effective communication skills. Many addicts try to shift the attention from themselves by distracting the group with other problems or excuses. Because of this, the interventionist you hire must be able to keep the intervention on task and handle any situation that arises.

Treatment Options for Cocaine Addiction

Although interventionists are likely to recommend treatment for your loved one, it is important to understand what treatment methods are available. In light of this, consider the following methods your loved one could attend:

  • Inpatient treatment
  • Residential treatment
  • Group homes

Many interventionists highly recommend inpatient treatment, because it is a safe environment in which an addict can detox with as little pain as possible. Furthermore, she will be under medical supervision, which can handle any health problems that arise during this difficult time. After detox ends, many addicts move to residential treatment, which continues therapy and addresses the reasons behind an addict’s drug abuse. These reasons can be anything from emotional trauma or stress from work, and addressing ensures that an addict can handle stress in the future rather than returning to drug abuse. Lastly, group homes are a great asset after the above treatments end. Group homes demand that recovering addicts meet certain requirements while living at the facility, like finding a job, avoiding relapse and attending weekly recovery classes. In other words, your loved one can recover with the right help.

Help Planning an Intervention for a Cocaine Addict

If you or someone you know is addicted to cocaine, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our admissions coordinators are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and to help you find the best help available. Call today to change your entire life.

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