Family intervention leads to better understanding and less tension between family and the suffering addict. Someone with an addiction will ultimately benefit from continued involvement from family and friends.
The approach to family interventions is usually:
- Addiction and Intervention Information.
- Screening of family relationships, to reach a substantiated opinion of how the person with the addiction will cope.
- Involve the family in (decisions on) the treatment and counselling.
- Improving patient compliance and preventing relapse are among the possibilities and intensive response to the views and attitudes of the person suffering from the disease.
The term ‘family intervention’ is an umbrella term for programs, projects, training methods, treatment and counselling forms, penalties etc.
It is an approach that:
- Is intended for an audience that is characterized by the presence of one or more risks or problems (addiction).
- Is guided by a theoretical and practical well-designed, targeted and systematic approach (a ‘method’).
Family interventions aim at the psychological, social, cognitive and physical development of addicts.
A family intervention may be the only way to get an addict to face their addiction. When they know that they have the support of their family and friends, it can make the world of difference.
The Houghton House Group treatment centres are located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The group provides specialist addiction treatment services and interventions in a multitude of substance abuse cases.