According to DrugFree.org, 23.5 million Americans are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. This can include people who seem to function normally at work or school every day. The National Institute of Mental Health also asserts that 26.2 Americans over the age of 18 have a diagnosable mental disorder. Mental disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder, as well as dual diagnosis, have also become more prevalent in recent years, and can be characterized by bouts of energetic and erratic behavior that is sometimes euphoric, followed a day or two later by stints of depression and sadness.If you have a friend or loved one who is struggling with addiction or mental illness and live in the Winston-Salem area, chances are you’ve tried a number of tactics to help restore that individual’s health. When you see that your efforts must be coupled with professional assistance in order to be effective, it’s time to call on the expertise of a Winston-Salem interventionist.
The interventionist is responsible for helping to create a calm and loving environment that will hopefully prompt your loved one to change his/her ways. The Winston-Salem interventionist you choose will gather you and your family and close friends together and guide you when it comes to addressing your loved one. You can write a letter to the person the intervention is for, letting him/her know that the destructive behavior he/she is exhibiting is hurting the entire family. Your letter may also mention the fact that your loved one may be neglecting importance responsibilities like caring for his/her children or home. The interventionist may also introduce him/herself during the intervention session to make your loved one feel more at ease.
At the end of the intervention, the interventionist will offer your loved one treatment at a quality facility. He/she may also re-emphasize certain points that were made during the intervention so that the person you’ve held the intervention for will realize that you have only taken this step out of love and concern.
When you’re ready to schedule an intervention, contact the rehab center in your area that you think would be best suited for your loved one so you can be matched with a qualified interventionist.