Your Better Tomorrow Begins Today With Our Fort Myers Intervention Program
Having a loved one suffering from addiction can be one of the hardest things to live with. By the time you arrive here, you have been through the pain for long enough and nothing seems to make a difference. The thoughts of giving up overcome you and it’s just as bad as watching your loved one slowly destroying their lives.
After years of working in residential treatment programs, and seeing hundreds of clients suffering from addiction, I discovered one of the most important concepts when working with addiction. It is accepting who they believe they are now, comparing that person to who they were before the use began, and having them identify the difference.
They don’t need someone telling them that what they are doing is wrong. Even if they deny they have a problem, at a deeper level they are suffering and they KNOW what they are doing is wrong. Somewhere deep inside they are hurting too, and it’s my job to find that fear, hurt, and pain deep within them and bring it to the surface in order for them to accept that they need help.
When they no longer have control over themselves and
addiction has made them a person you don’t know, it is difficult to come to terms with it.
The disrespect, violence, lying, cheating, and stealing all come along with addiction and by the time you start looking for help, you feel like all hope is lost.
Let me tell you that, with the right team, there is hope!
An Understanding Approach to Addiction
I’m sure that by now you have had countless fights and arguments and continue to ask yourself, “Why don’t they get it!?” It’s because something has led them to seek comfort in the chemical they are using in order to bring a sense of normalcy into their lives. In fact, sometimes not using can make them more sick than if they keep using so they are caught in a vicious web that they can’t just stop.
Trauma is different for everyone. Think of this: If you and I are in a car and we have an accident, my perception of the accident can be so traumatic that I never drive again while your perception is that you can drive again tomorrow.
You see, most therapists try to have a one-size-fits-all approach, assuming that treatment is standard and anyone with an addiction fits into that mold. But the reality is that we are all different. My role is to ensure that people get the help that they need, the way they need it, and in a way that you as the family understand it.
Find Hope by Starting With Our Fort Myers Intervention Program
Support From Friends
Hope for a Better
An Effective Intervention Does NOT Begin With Your Loved One. It Begins With You and Me.
My name is Anthony and I am a bilingual, licensed psychotherapist and a Board Certified Addictions Professional. It is important to know the credentials of someone providing intervention counseling services because depression, trauma, anxiety — just to name a few — all go hand in hand with addiction. If the interventionist knows nothing about mental illness, it can be the difference between an effective intervention and a complete disaster for your family.
Bringing your loved one into the room for an intervention takes more than just setting a date. You only get one chance at an effective intervention. Let that chance start today.
Get counseling help for your loved one from A Peaceful Mind today! Call me now for a free counseling consultation and let’s discuss how to bring peace back into your life.