Answers to Frequently Asked Intervention Questions

Answers to Frequently Asked Intervention QuestionsInterventions are often misunderstood or misrepresented in the media. Learning more about the reality of interventions and mediation can help you take action and support a loved one’s journey to addiction recovery from Demerol abuse.

How Do You Get Started with the Intervention Process?

Recognizing that a loved one needs help with his addiction to Demerol is the first step in the intervention process. Addiction is surrounded by denial – by both the addict and his loved ones. Family and friends often form codependent relationships with the addict and enable his addiction, even if they are not aware of doing so. Once you recognize addiction and the need for professional help for both the addict and his loved ones, you can contact addiction professionals and begin the mediation process.

Do I Need to Hire a Professional Interventionist?

Addiction is a family disease. Recovery involves treating the Demerol addicted individual and his family and friends as well. Loved ones are not objective observers of addiction and addiction-related behaviors. Separating emotions from facts and making the best decisions towards accomplishing long-term goals often requires the support of an experienced outsider. Addiction professionals will help you plan the safest and most effective interventions and will work with both the addict and family during and after the intervention process and will be a continued source of support, information, and recovery resources.

How Much Do Interventions Cost?

As with addiction treatment, the costs of intervention vary based on individual circumstances. The best and most effective intervention professionals are not necessarily the cheapest, but that doesn’t mean an intervention is beyond the reach of your budget. Your insurance may cover the costs of intervention, or services may be provided on a sliding scale. Choosing more expensive but most appropriate services can also go a long way toward ensuring your intervention is as effective as possible the first time around, and that you don’t need to seek, and pay for, further intervention support.

Do Interventions Work for Older Adults?

Individuals considering an intervention may see mediation as a viable step to help a child, young adult, or other dependent individual. If you are concerned about an elderly individual’s alcohol or drug use, you may not consider an intervention. However interventions are appropriate at any age, as alcohol, Demerol, and other prescription drug addiction can develop in late adulthood. Individuals who drank or used drugs in moderation or without any problems early in life can still become addicted in their senior years. Luckily Carol Colleran (Aging and Addiction: Helping Older Adults Overcome Alcohol or Medication Dependence, 2002) reveals that “older adults who develop alcoholism late in life are usually more agreeable to treatment than early onset alcoholics.” It is never too late to intervene and help a loved one find a healthy and drug-free life.

Finding Intervention Resources

If you are ready to end enabling and codependent behaviors and help your loved one find recovery from Demerol addiction, call our toll-free helpline today. Our admissions coordinators are available 24 hours a day to help you find the intervention resources that match yours and your loved ones’ unique needs.