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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Treatment and Interventions do work!

Intervention (TV series)Image via WikipediaYou may hear a lot of addicts and even addict friends and family say that treatments and interventions don’t work. Bull. It does work, just because the addict failed, doesn’t mean the treatment was a failure. No matter what type of issue we may have in this world, whether its drugs, food, or some other problem we must overcome, the day we say the help didn’t work is the day we gave ourselves the crutch. Treatment and interventions are tools to get you where you need to go, addicts entering treatment that leave early, relapse or even avoid
going  to an intervention  must face their failure to take advantage of a tool that is intended to help them, help themselves.  Here’s an example, if you were dying of an illness and all you had to do was change your  lifestyle and do the suggestions your doctor said to do and you will live, and you fail to do them, who’s fault is it if you die?  If all it took was taking a pill everyday for the rest of your life to stay alive and you refused to do it, is it the pill that stopped working? No. The pill can only work if you take it. Interventions and  in patient treatment centers are exactly the same way. They can help, if the addict takes them to task, and uses what they have to offer.

All addicts will say that treatment doesn’t work, or that interventions won’t do any good. Of course they will say this.  They may go to great lengths to prove it to you as well.  Many will refuse treatment or avoid going to an intervention.  What they want you to believe is that those ideas won’t work, so you will let them continue on their path of self destruction.

So what does the family and friends to when interventions were avoided  and their addict refused treatment, or their addicted loved one relapses? Get them back into treatment, each and every time, that is until you come to a realization that you have done all you can do. Once you reach this conclusion, then the addict  may have to find their own way with or with out you. Find your own help, and attend meetings yourself. Learning how to break free from co-dependency and how to cope with your life so that you can be happy is important whether the addict fails at treatment or not. An addicts failure doesn’t have to be yours. Get healthy, stay happy, and  always, walk in the truth.
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