A process. Not an Event.
Substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders impact an entire family system and support group. By the time families and friends take the first step toward asking for help, they have endured a great deal of pain, frustration, anger, and sadness. Uncertainty, hopelessness, fear, chaos, and drama are all emotions and experiences families face when loving someone suffering from mental illness and/or addiction. Families may feel a lack of hope in their overwhelming journey into “the unknown” as they try to provide help to their suffering loved one. Families experience a great deal of pain and suffering from the many failed attempts to help or control the individual. After repeated conversations, pleas, and ultimatums have failed, the situation often continues to deteriorate. The family’s intense feeling of hopelessness is very real. The good news is interventions do work and can jump start the recovery process; not only for the addict, but for the entire family.
Our sister company, Blanchard & Associates, LLC, works specifically with families and views interventions as a process, not an event. It has been proven that the best results occur when the entire family is involved in the Recovery process. Ward Blanchard’s Intervention and Crisis Management employs the most progressive, evidence-based treatment approach used to treat substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders.
There is hope.
If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use, please call 704.288.1097 or fill out the form below.