Some Organizations have a standard plan for intervening in cases of substance abuse. However, every case is different, and intervention should reflect the needs of the individual. Marijuana is known to be a drug that is not physically addictive but can still be very dangerous. There have been many cases of marijuana abuse in the United States, and it has become apparent that intervention may be necessary for some people affected by this drug.
What are the tools necessary to organize an effective intervention for a marijuana addict?
The first step of an effective intervention is to get all of the people together. This group should consist of family members, friends, and other people directly impacted by the drug abuse. The more people at the meeting who care about this person, the better. Each team member should have a list of questions that they want to be answered during the session. Once all parties are ready, there should be a time designated for everyone to meet with their loved one alone in separate rooms for an undisclosed amount of time.
Prepare Questions To Ask
When preparing for an intervention, it is essential to consider what kinds of questions need to be answered. There are many different types of questions that the loved one can ask, depending on what needs to be discovered. The following are some crucial questions that members of an intervention may want to be answered: What is your drug of choice? • How much do you use a day or week? • Do you have a plan for going through withdrawals if you quit now? • Are your friends also using drugs? • Have they encouraged you to try harder drugs than marijuana? • What do you believe would happen if you stopped using drugs today? • Why did you start using in the first place? • Is there anything that can help treat your addiction other than rehabilitating?
Focus on Solutions
Once all of the questions have been collected, it is time to focus on possible solutions for this addiction. An intervention should not be focused on condemning or blaming this person for their use; instead, there should be a goal in mind. The friends and family members who care about this individual do not want them to die from their drug abuse and hope to find healthy ways to treat their addiction. A few common methods that may help include:
Drug replacement therapy: This could include using therapies such as suboxone or methadone to help minimize withdrawal symptoms while quitting drugs like marijuana. Some medical professionals can prescribe these kinds of treatments which are also accompanied by therapy sessions. Outpatient programs: These can help people recover from their addictions without being confined within a rehabilitation center for an extended period. Residents in these settings attend therapy sessions and receive assistance from medical professionals outside the facility. There is also a support group aspect to this kind of treatment, which can be helpful when quitting addiction.
Rehabilitation Facilities: This last option is the most intense form of care that can treat drug addiction and should only be used if other methods have not been effective in the past. Professional rehab facilities are staffed with trained individuals who can provide strategies from different treatment modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, 12 step programs, outpatient programs, etc. This type of rehabilitation is frequently accompanied by family counseling before, during, and after the rehabilitation process.
Ending The Intervention
Effective intervention involves everyone working together to help this individual overcome their drug addiction. When the time comes for everyone to share their thoughts on the situation, there can be a mutual agreement that will benefit all those affected by this drug abuse problem. These individuals must realize that they are loved and cared about even though they have been struggling with addiction; family members do not want them to feel alone in their struggles. At the end of the discussion, this person needs to make a promise of attaining sobriety or volunteering some solution at another time (such as making amends). If they agree to get treatment now, they need to provide the details now so that everyone knows how to contact them.
After The Intervention
After the intervention, there can be an immediate urge for this individual to want to use drugs again due to the withdrawal symptoms or just because of their addiction in general. This is where long-term sobriety plans will come into play, which means that it is important for friends and family members not to give this person access to these substances at all costs. Suppose an agreement was made during the intervention for this individual to enter a rehabilitation facility. In that case, they should contact doctors and find out more about different programs available (such as insurance coverage).
Some people may also wish to check up on this person after rehab has started to ensure they are following through. If you require assistance finding drug rehabilitation facilities in your area, don’t hesitate to contact us at 833-497-3808 so we can help guide you towards the right type of program.