Dealing with drug rehab intervention means that an individual that has already been exposed to illegal substances and used people who are responsible for gaining back his normal status, without receding in using the substance again. It gives the individual the opportunity to know how far the extent of his problem is.
Oftentimes, people who are involved in taking too much doesn’t even know that everything is going out of control. These people tend to reason out that their drug dependency is just a temporary detour or otherwise making the wrong thing turn out right. Those who are surrounded by people who also use drugs tend to grasp that their dependency is nothing compared to others who are making it an everyday habit. This can mislead them that their actions are somewhat acceptable.
What these people need is a fair feedback of how they are behaving and acting towards other people. A non-critical, systematized assortment of medications and non-judgmental procedure can make the person gradually see how drastic changes in his life has negatively affected him and his loved-ones. Once the person already understood what his drug dependence is doing on him and to other people, he will begin to see that he is not the only one who’s affected and hurt.
Pieces of Advice:
1. Be attentive. Try to notice if changes in one of your housemates are occurring and how many times it happens and in what time or occasion. Once this happens, talk to the person regarding the problem that’s bothering him and what are the different kinds of concerns that he have. Communication is always the best key to participate and finally know something.
2. Don’t avoid the user. When the family feels sorry for the addict, eventually they will give out ways to avoid him and the problem at hand. They will be hesitant to talk to that person giving him more freedom to roam around and do the deed. People who depend on chemical substances are those who need more attention.
3. Chart the time when medications were given. This is important in cases of sudden change of behavior with the individual. Taking down the time and dosage of medications is beneficial especially for emphasis to the therapist that the medication has these kinds of side effects.
4. Be honest and specific. For the sake of the family’s trust, always be specific on the kinds of treatment and the individual’s response and progress. Be honest with how the entire process of rehabilitation is going. Ask the family if they wanted to spend some time in the treatment plan. State any kind of consequence for the family if they ignored the signs of drug addiction. Advise them of the different methods that’ll be beneficial and effective for their affected individual’s healthy transition.
5. Always inform the family. If the patient has shown some progress or relapse and there is a need to increase or decrease the treatment given, always inform the family. This will be make them understand why particular changes are made.
6. Listen for further concerns. If the family sees that the drug intervention has is taking too long or has gone too far or if ever they’ve noticed something unusual with the treatment and process, they will air out their concerns. Always take some time to listen to these feedbacks and questions. This will make the drug rehabilitation more easier for the facility and the family.