OxyContin Abuse Intervention
In troubling times caused by OxyContin abuse, one word is often spoken and heard: Intervention.
The question of invention is one commonly asked by family and friends of those suffering from OxyContin abuse.
What is intervention? How does it work?
Will it work? When can it be done?
It is very common for OxyContin abusers to be in denial of their addiction because it is a prescribed medication. They will often justify that it is absolutely needed for physical pain relief or possibly minimize their addiction by comparing their situation as being oppiste from a hard core drug addict living on the streets. Unfortunately, what they fail to realize is that they are no longer taking the medication as prescribed. The amount they are taking has increased, the frequency has increased and a tolerance for the drug has developed. When the initial prescription is no longer adequate, due to the amount of the drug one is consuming, they may find themselves forging prescriptions or going to multiple physicians. They find they cannot live without the drug. They constantly think about the drug, where to get the drug and how they will use the drug. If a loved one or someone close to you is in denial about their OxyContin abuse addiction, it is vital that you seek professional OxyContin intervention help.
Intervention is defined as the process of presenting facts to someone who is out of touch with reality in a way that allows him to accept just enough of it that he agrees to seek help. Intervention should be a loving, gentle process, where the person confronted is surrounded by people who care for his or her well-being. A variety of intervention styles may be applied to different situations, depending on the person in need. Interventions may be held by family, friends, or co-workers who wish to help someone end OxyContin abuse.
OxyContin addicts are often the last to admit there is a problem. Or, the addict may realize there is a problem but just cannot seem to seek help. Family, friends and careers also suffer and can be destroyed by the persons abuse. Intervention is the most effective technique families can use to help a loved one suffering from OxyContin abuse. It is also the most ignored. OxyContin intervention is the most powerful step that a family can take to initiate the recovery process. By taking action, families and friends can get help for their loved one and help for themselves as they cope.
Interventions should be performed in a caring yet structured manner, therefore it is important to seek assistance from an intervention professional. Using a professional usually makes the process short, powerful and effective. If you suspect a loved one is battling OxyContin abuse, it is advised to intervene as soon as possible.
Even if you are certain that your loved one will never come around and admit he or she needs help, don’t give up. Where abuse to the mind and body is concerned, time is of the essence, and the sooner a solution is offered to the addict, the sooner they are on the road to recovery.
If you are concerned about someone who is abusing OxyContin and fear that they will not accept help and treatment, call our toll-free number or fill out the form below and ask about OxyContin intervention services. We can discuss with you the specifics of your situation and go over all of your OxyContin intervention options.