Planning an Intervention for Amphetamine Abuse

Planning an Intervention for Amphetamine AbuseWhile “interventions” and “addiction treatment” tend to get lumped into broad, uniform-looking categories, there are many options and variations within these recovery themes. No single option works for everyone or every addiction, and intervening to help a loved one end amphetamine abuse will require a specific approach that takes the individual and his addiction into account.

Defining Intervention Success

Interventions do not guarantee success on the first try, but they are a positive way to open up lines of communication and reveal your openness to discuss addiction with your loved one and your willingness to support him when he is ready to choose treatment. If an intervention broadcasts a message of love and support and unifies loved ones toward shared goals, it is a successful intervention. If the first intervention or treatment option does not work, if the individual using amphetamines refuses to get treatment, leaves treatment early, or relapses after treatment, it is not a failure. It is a chance to change tactics and try again with another intervention approach. However intervention participants want the first try to be the one that gets through to their loved one, and making an intervention as effective and as likely to succeed as possible requires planning.

Planning the Most Effective Amphetamine Addiction Interventions

Professional interventionists can help participants determine the best way to approach their loved ones. Interventionists look at the personality and the addiction details of the individual. They talk with family and friends and create a unified team. They may employ cognitive-behavioral interventions, an approach the March 2005 issue of Addiction identified as being connected to, “a significant increase in the likelihood of abstinence from amphetamines.” Amphetamine abuse interventions require specific approaches tailored to the situation at hand, as amphetamine addiction has unique variables. Amphetamine use can cause co-occurring mental health issues to develop or can worsen existing ones. Amphetamine abuse is often accompanied by benzodiazepine or other dangerous drug use. Drug combinations have unexpected and unpredictable effects on health, mood, and behavior, and interventionists can ensure the safety of all intervention participants and keep meetings on track when emotions or actions work to derail the direction and goal. Planning and professional support cannot guarantee a successful intervention, but they make one a likely outcome. They allow families to open up and come forward about addiction and how it is impacting their lives, and they reveal a path to recovery, whether the addicted individual chooses to take it at that moment or not.

Professional Amphetamine Use Interventions

Call our toll-free number to find an interventionist or family mediator with experience in amphetamine-related care. We are here 24 hours a day, and our admissions coordinators can connect you to the best resources for planning an intervention and arranging treatment. You can reach out to your loved one and offer him love and hope, and we are here to help you do so in the most effective way. Please call now.