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Drug & Alcohol Abuse Intervention

Many times, addictions are not just limited to one substance and this is why there is something known as a drug alcohol intervention. A drug alcohol intervention is the same as any intervention in that your family and friends take an active role in helping you see the reality of your substance abuse and offering you the help you need, but it is focuses on both your drug and alcohol abuse instead of just one substance.

Whatever the reason, if you are suffering from a drug and alcohol addiction, you need to realize that your life is in danger, not to mention the lives of those around you, and unless you obtain help from a rehab center, you could die. Your family and friends realize how your self-destructive habits could end and this is the very reason they have gone through a drug alcohol intervention with you. Moreover, they may have realized that this drastic measure could be the only way to force you to see clearly.

Learning from Intervention

While this may seem obvious, the entire purpose of a drug alcohol intervention is for you to admit you have a problem and then enroll in a drug and alcohol treatment center. However, there is more to be said about a drug alcohol intervention than just saying you have a problem and getting help, in fact, you can use the intervention as a learning experience while you are in rehab. At Cliffside Malibu, one part of your highly individualized program is learning why you started abusing these substances, understanding the repercussions of your addictions, and healing the relationships that were broken because of your habits. One thing that can help you do all of these things is to remember what was said during your drug alcohol intervention. Your family and friends have seen clearly what your self-destructive habits have done to you (and them) and more than likely, this was brought up in your intervention to help you see what you have been doing. Remembering the love and emotion behind what your friends and family were doing and saying can be a learning experience that can promote the healing needed for you to reach sobriety. You may be able to gain a lot of insight from truly listening to what your loved ones have to say about your substance abuse.

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Intervention & Loved Ones

In order for your drug alcohol intervention to be successful, you must truly understand what your loved ones are feeling and why they are performing the intervention. This is the only way you can understand the scope of your substance addictions and be willing to accept help. What you need to understand is that your loved ones probably had a lot of emotional turmoil even deciding to go through with your drug alcohol intervention because they could not be sure of how you would react. The faced the risk of completely severing the already broken relationship between you and them. However, it also hurt them to see the drug and alcohol abuse slowly destroying you. Hence, they came to the emotional decision that, since you were not seeking help on your own, they had to do something as drastic as a drug alcohol intervention because saving your life was worth the risk of pushing you away.

How to Heal After Intervention

To begin the healing process, following your drug alcohol intervention, you must be willing to work. Even with all of the luxury amenities, privacy, and exclusiveness we offer you at Cliffside Malibu will not make a difference if you are not trying your best to reach sobriety and heal the broken relationships caused by your addictions. As you may or may not have already realized, your drug alcohol intervention was only the first step on your road to recovery. Now you must face your addictions head-on and learn how to overcome them. However, at Cliffside Malibu drug rehab center, this fight may not be as difficult as you would have imagined.

With amenities such as luxury beds, a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a gourmet chef, and even plasma TV’s, your healing and recovery process will be as comfortable as we can possibly make it for you. Still, just as you had to work at listening and comprehending what your loved ones were telling you during your drug alcohol intervention, you must now be willing to learn and apply the tools we teach you so that your drug alcohol intervention was not in vain.

Life After an Intervention

If you have had the strength to face a drug alcohol intervention and you have had the strength to successfully complete a residential drug and alcohol treatment program, then you must realize that you have the strength to face the world as a sober member of society. It may take some work to adjust to living in the real world, following your treatments and recovery, but think about like this, you know longer answer to the drugs and alcohol, you know have the freedom to live a healthy, productive life.

Everything you went through, emotionally and physically, with your drug alcohol intervention and everything that would soon follow was preparing you for this moment, the moment you walked out the doors of your treatment center free from your past. Living life after an intervention should be considered something of a miracle because your addictions did not get the better of you.

For additional information on the drug alcohol intervention program at Cliffside Malibu, please visit our main Drug Intervention page.


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