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Alcoholism Intervention

Alcoholism intervention is a phrase that many alcoholics fear, but not for the reasons you would think. Fearing an alcoholism intervention and what will follow means you are really fearing the unknown and unfamiliar, but, through an intervention, you will be getting to know your old, familiar self once again. While it is true that admitting you have a problem with alcohol through forcing you to see the reality of your addiction is one of the purposes of an alcoholism intervention, it is not really about forcing you to admit you no longer have control of your life. An alcoholism intervention is about taking control of your life.

Yes, you will have to swallow your pride, so to speak, but even without facing an intervention, if you were seeking help on your own, you would have to do this. It does not matter what type of addiction or illness a person has, it is difficult for anyone to seek help at one point or another. However, once you realize just how self-destructive your alcohol habits are, you must be willing to accept help if you ever want to regain the control of your life.

Accepting help starts with calling (424) 320-3061 and speaking with a trained staff member at Cliffside Malibu.

What Exactly is Alcohol Intervention?

As someone who is struggling with alcoholism, an alcoholism intervention may or may not have crossed your mind. Though with true alcoholism, you do not care about the consequences of your addiction, the thought may cross your mind about how far you can push your family with your addiction. In the same though, you may be wondering what exactly an alcoholism intervention is. Technically, an intervention is a last resort action that your family and loved ones plan when nothing else is making you see the reality of your addiction. Generally, an intervention will consist of your family and loved ones respectfully letting you know that you have a problem with alcohol abuse.

The end result of an alcoholism intervention is you to either face the consequences your loved ones are posing or accepting treatment from an alcohol treatment center. One of the best alcohol addiction treatment centers your family can choose for you is Cliffside Malibu. We are an exclusive alcohol treatment center whose main goal is to help you reach lasting sobriety in the most comfortable way possible. We will be there helping from the alcoholism intervention until you are ready to leave our center as a productive member of society again.

Why Me?

If you have already faced an alcoholism intervention and you will be enrolling in a rehab
center, such as Cliffside Malibu, you may be in the self-pity stage of your addiction. You may be wondering “why am I facing all of this”. As you progress in your treatment, you will begin to understand exactly why you are going through this, but, in short, you are facing this because your alcoholism was destroying you and all of the relationships you have with your loved ones. Moreover, you are going through this because, if you are willing to work, an alcoholism intervention and the treatment that follows are the only ways you will be able to reach lasting sobriety. Alcoholism, by its very nature, does not allow you to understand this while you are in the height of it. Essentially, and this is one of the things we will teach you at Cliffside Malibu, alcoholism is a disease of both the mind and body. The addiction that affects your mind causes you not to think clearly and does not allow you to function with out your alcohol. Your physical (body) addiction will not allow you to go too long without the alcohol and you may even be willing to hurt those around you to get your alcohol.

Being Afraid Of The Unknown After Intervention

You may have heard of other people going through an alcoholism intervention, enrolling in treatment, and then saying how horrible the detox and other programs were. You might have heard of many horror stories concerning the entire process. It is normal to feel fear of the unknown, especially after you have been through an alcoholism intervention, but it is crucial for you to know that not all of the horror stories are true and alcoholism treatment can be relatively painless, that is, if you are in the right treatment center. The right treatment center could be ours, Cliffside Malibu. Our trained professionals offer you a luxury, exclusive center in a private, two-acre property in spectacular Malibu California.

We, Cliffside Malibu, understand that you may be fearful or apprehensive about entering into treatment and this is why we keep you informed during every step of your treatment. Moreover, as a guest at Cliffside Malibu, you can be assured that the comfortable, luxury atmosphere we offer you in combination with the highly qualified staff you will be working with, that your detox and treatment process will be almost physically painless. While we cannot promise that, following your alcoholism intervention, that the emotional process of healing will be painless, we, Cliffside Malibu, can promise that we will do everything we can to alleviate as much stress as we can.

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During your alcoholism intervention, emotions are running high and you may feel anger towards your loved ones for “sneaking” around to plan this intervention. However, in the midst of all the emotions during your alcoholism intervention, you may not have realized that your healing began at the moment you begin to accept what your loved ones were saying and doing.

This is true because if you were not willing to accept what your family and loved ones were saying, you would not have been willing to admit you have a problem and accept treatment. As you may or may not know, admitting that you do have a problem is the first step that any alcoholic must take on their road to recovery. If you had to admit you have a problem with alcohol in an alcoholism intervention, then your healing did begin during your intervention.

For additional information on the exclusive alcoholism intervention programs, visit our Alcohol Intervention page or our main Intervention page.


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