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Drug Intervention

Drug intervention is something many people may have to face at some point in their life. This is true because drug addiction clouds a person with substance use disorder’s perception, which means a person with substance use disorder cannot see how drugs are affecting their life or how their life is in danger. This is important for you, the addict, and your loved ones to know because of one fact, your drug addiction is affecting your life in a bad way and sometimes a drug intervention is the only way you can get help. Moreover, even if you do not believe it now, knowing that you are not the only one who is facing or has been through an intervention will actually help you cope with the situation.

Your addiction is a lonely disease, meaning that only you, your drug, and your drug providers exist when you are addicted. You may even think that no one can possibly understand what you are going through. This is how knowing that other people have and are facing the same, general, type of situation as you are. The situation that results from a drug intervention is a situation offering hope and help. This hope and help can come from Cliffside Malibu drug rehab. All you or your loved ones need to do is call us, Cliffside Malibu, today at (424) 320-3061, so that we may help set up your drug intervention and give you the hope of lasting sobriety.

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Defining Drug Intervention

As the addict, you may view a drug intervention as a way for your family to take control of your life or even as their way of forcing you into rehab. Whatever negative thoughts you have towards a drug intervention is simply not true. Of course, you will feel vulnerable and maybe even angry during an intervention, but the turmoil of emotions you will feel is part of the process of healing. However, a drug intervention, by its very definition and your loved ones intentions behind it, is not something meant to hurt you. Defining what a drug intervention is will help you to understand why you have to face it.

As we will tell you at Cliffside Malibu, any intervention, no matter what addiction or crisis it is for, is something that is usually your loved ones last resort. It is an action taken when nothing else has worked to help you see the reality of your drug addiction. It is, technically, an organized process between your loved ones, a specialist, and a rehab center such as ours, where they will all talk to you in a respectful manner, in order to help you see that you need help. Your loved ones probably felt a mixture of fear and apprehension concerning how you would react towards an intervention.

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Understanding the Intervention Process

Contrary to what you may believe, your family just did not decide, one day, to have a drug intervention. In fact, it probably took the quite a while to even decide to go through with the intervention and then, it took even longer for them to learn the correct way to present the intervention. More than likely, your loved ones contacted an intervention specialist just so they could address their concerns with you in the least stressful way possible. Understanding the process of a drug intervention and what your loved ones went through to do this for you will help you to cope with it later.

At Cliffside Malibu, we help your family set up a drug intervention and then help you to understand and/or cope with the intervention when you become one of our guests. In order for an intervention to be successful, you had to understand that your family was no longer going to stand silently and watch your self-destruction. Most importantly, you need to understand that the intervention was an act of love, not a way to hurt you.

After Intervention

Part of the reason you may have anger and fear during your intervention is that you are not sure what happens after the drug intervention. Fear of the unknown keeps many people with drug addictions from seeking the help they need. The only way to overcome this fear is to become informed on what drug rehab can entail. Being informed means that you have the power to take control of your life and allow the drug intervention to be successful. All drug treatment centers approach rehab differently, however, luxury rehab centers such as ours, Cliffside Malibu, can give you a clear picture of what to expect when you become one of our guests.

One of the first things you will learn, following your drug intervention, is that your addiction is both a mental and a physical disease. This means that, at Cliffside Malibu, you will have a variety of treatment options. Moreover, no two guests at our luxury treatment center have the same treatment program for the plain fact that you are all unique individuals. Any drug and alcohol treatment program you are part of at Cliffside Malibu is designed to treat a different aspect of your drug addiction. At Cliffside Malibu, we strive to help you overcome your addiction while helping to heal your body, mind, and soul.

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Sobriety After Intervention

Before your drug intervention, you probably compared yourself to other drug addicts and figured that you were doing much better than them. During your drug intervention, you probably felt as emotionally low as you possibly could. After your intervention, as you made your way through drug rehab, you probably begin to feel as if your life actually meant something. At the right rehab center, such as Cliffside Malibu, sobriety after your drug intervention is not only possible, it is achievable.

For additional information on the exclusive drug intervention programs at Cliffside Malibu, please visit our main Intervention page.


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