If you feel that you might be getting in over your head with this drug intervention, you might want to seek a professional interventionist. You can probably find one through local rehab centers, support groups, and religious institutions. Some also have listings online.
There are several types of drug rehab facilities. You need to decide which one is best for your loved one. A rapid detox drug rehab is a program that people choose the most. Rapid detox is a pretty new type of procedure that is meant to get rid of the drugs in the system. This procedure takes place in a drug rehab center or hospital. The idea is to get rid of the drugs in your body quickly. You are sedated most of the time and a team of trained medical professionals monitors you. The procedure takes anywhere from 4 to 48 hours. The time involved will depend of the kind of drug that you used and the method that you used to do the drugs.
The most frequent mistake that well intentioned friends and family members of the alcoholic make is that they try and “fix” their loved one by themselves. The problem with this is that they do not have the experience or the training to properly guide the addict to a successful recovery. Really, you could actually do more harm than good if you go about it the wrong way.
You could try to stop drinking on your own, but you may probably fail. I urge you not to be discouraged. Many individuals who successfully throw in the towel on drinking alcohol went through this stage also. So, there is nothing to be anxious about. If this is your situation, it suggest that you could do with help and you suppose to acknowledge your demand for assistance. This is when you need to take into consideration attending an alcohol treatment center. It will certainly be the smartest step you ever make.
One of the things you can do to overcome the problem is to find the cause of the problem. In other words, try and determine what led you into alcohol and drug addiction. Once you can determine the cause, you will be able to know what to do. To illustrate, if your friends are the cause, the best solution is to get rid of them. Yes, this is the only way by which they will not lead you into drinking again. If it is your inability to handle the upheavals of life, it is time you start some lessons on self improvement. Reading and listening to motivational speakers can do the magic for you. Hope you get what I am saying. Try and determine the cause, then you will be able to take the appropriate step to overcome the problem.
Now, I would like to say that I have never been to a drug treatment center, nor do I work for one; however, I do know people on both sides of the argument. I know folks who are avidly anti-treatment center and I know people that are pro-treatment center. I think that I would stand somewhere in the middle.
One of the actions you must take to quit alcohol is to separate yourself from anything that can make you drink. In other words, separate yourself from gatherings, associations and friends that normally lead you into drinking. Don’t stop at that. Replace the gatherings, associations and friends with ones that will not lead you into drinking. It is appropriate for you to join community or religious associations. These associations will help you shift your attention away from alcohol to worthwhile activities that you and your family will be proud of. Start checking out these associations around you NOW. Note that I said now. It is basically useless reading about that and not taking action.