At Nova Recovery private treatment hospital, we appreciate how difficult it can be to watch a loved one struggle with addiction. You’re probably watching their physical and mental health deteriorate, right in front of your eyes. You perhaps feel helpless. You probably feel like you do not know how to help them through addiction recovery.

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The steps of a family intervention

If you are worried about the health and wellbeing of a loved one, in relation to their drug or alcohol abuse, you can reach out to our team today. We can provide you with advice on the next best steps to starting a family intervention. We will always recommend that those hoping to intervene are prepared, understand the steps ahead, the potential consequences and the attitude they must follow when approaching addiction.

From here, our addiction specialists will contact appropriate family members, who will likely get involved in the family intervention. Once arrangements have been made, in a neutral setting, group therapy, with the individual will be recommended. Here, family members can share their concerns regarding substance abuse, mental health state and the idea of completing addiction treatment. Likewise, it gives family members the chance to fully understand and empathise with their loved one. Once all concerns have been shared, now the decision lies within the hands of the addict, which can go either way.

Please be mindful that a number of family intervention projects may be required to motivate full recovery. Some individuals do struggle with denial, delaying their motivation to recover from addiction. Yet, through our specialist guidance and intervention projects, we will offer intensive support to motivate a degree of success.

The value of early intervention

The sooner that a family intervention can be completed, the better, when considering timeframes. An early intervention, as soon as the warning signs of an addiction are present is the ideal situation. Here it is likely that an addiction is yet to deeply engrain itself, with a reduced level of denial and fear.

An early family intervention will also reduce the degree of damage experienced by all parties, with a large focus on the addicts physical and mental health.

Although motivating addiction treatment and recovery can take some time, no matter how soon a family intervention is completed, there is a real chance of saving a loved one’s life. Share your concerns, show that you care, and support your loved one through this challenge time through our family intervention projects here at Nova Recovery.

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The consumption and abuse of drugs or alcohol can take their toll on the entire support network. It’s likely that an addiction will firstly impact the user’s life, soon followed by family members, friends and peers. To avoid ongoing damage and distress, for all parties, an early family intervention is highly recommended.

Reach out to our team today to discuss how we can help you through our family intervention projects. Our aim is to help you motivate your affected loved one to complete addiction treatment and recover. Please be reassured that we provide intensive support, carried out by our compassionate and friendly team of addiction specialists.

John Gillen - Author - Last updated: November 29, 2022

John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. His passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases. The journey continues. In recent times, John has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with NAD+ scientists and the very best of the medical professionals in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Hospitals own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists. Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with NAD+ Therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.