Addiction to opiod/opiate is potentially one of the most serious addictions that your family member or loved one can face. Addiction to opiates presents dangers that go well beyond merely having a dependence on a chemical. Opiate addiction has grown more dangerous due to the increased monitoring of prescription drugs. This makes the opiate prescription drugs much harder to procure and this often will force those who are addicted to turn to black-market drugs such as heroin.
When a loved one has an addiction to opiates, families must understand that the addict is by now addicted to the same stuff as heroin, and it only takes one dangerous act during a craving for the addict to move from the abuse of prescription medication to addiction to heroin. This makes opiates by prescription the pathway to an even more dangerous type of drug.
Family intervention therapy happens when the abuser’s love onesform a pact to face the abuser. They will usually decide to plan an intervention. Family members make the decision to plan an intervention after they realize that the addict has a problem. These interventions are not for belittling or threatening the abuser, but only to let them that they are loved as well as have the support of family and friends should they choose to go into treatment.
Coordinated by professional
Interventions are coordinated by a professional who has training and has only one goal – to get the addict into treatment. When addicts are deep into their addiction, they do not see the error of their ways. With an intervention when done properly will convince the abuser to get treatment for their addiction.
It is important to have a family intervention to be managed by a professional who has training in family interventions. This professional can steer the family members on how to treat the addict during the intervention and will manage the complete process, and intervene, if needed. The goal is for the addict to agree to leave and go with the professional to a recovery center.