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Getting Past Denial

The number one symptom for the chemically or behaviorally dependent person is denial. How can you blame your loved one for not asking for help? They don’t believe that they need help. Out of 23 million Americans that suffer from this disease, only one to two percent of them hit their “bottom” and go to treatment. This is why it is so important that today you hit your bottom and take the necessary action – so you and your family (with the assistance of a professional) can come together to create your loved ones’ bottom. This way, it doesn’t have to become any worse than it already is. You’ve watched it spiral down and not get better. It will continue until you do something. You have the power to break down those walls of denial and help get your loved one into treatment today, but it takes someone who really loves and cares about the addict to take that action.  It only takes one person. We can help you figure out who the others will be to help you do this. Give us a call to start the process of breaking though the walls of denial and get your loved one to treatment. Way too often, we have seen people wait for it to happen naturally, and things become far too devastating. Do it today before that time comes for you, your family and your loved one. We are here to help.

Our intervention process is highly successful in compassionately confronting the dependent individual about the severity of their disease. Family intervention involves members who exert an influence on the dependent’s life, along with a counselor. Together, they gather and present facts and data related to the chemically or behaviorally dependent’s problem and consequences. Interventions are designed to smash through the dependent’s rigid denial defense mechanisms and break through to reality.
The reality: they are suffering from a disease that is chronic, progressive, incurable, and, if left untreated, can result in premature death. This disease is called chemical dependence (or behavioral dependence).

Overcoming Denial

The greatest obstacle in treatment for the chemically dependent person is denial. One way to overcome denial is through drug intervention programs. Guided by intervention specialists at Intervention 911, family members, friends, employers, and significant others learn how to deal with the person and the disease by breaking through denial. They discover how to shift the emphasis from blame on the dependent person to positive methods of responding to the individual’s addiction. Working together, the interventionist and the significant others help the dependent person view his or her illness through the devastating effect it is having on others. It is then that a decision is usually made to seek treatment. The drug interventions and alcohol family intervention process works. Most chemically dependent people who see a crisis interventionist like Ken Seeley make the decision to enter treatment. That is their first step toward recovery.

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Denial is a hallmark of addiction, and it can be impossible for an untrained individual to get past a loved one’s addiction alone. Contact our professional team of interventionists today.

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