Topic: Introduction to Intervention
We’re all familiar with the behaviors of alcoholics and addicts, now it’s time to use our knowledge to plan a successful intervention.
Our addict (or alcoholic) doesn’t want to hear about it. Dealing with them effectively starts with learning new ways to communicate.
We can’t expect to address alcoholism without encountering defenses, since they exist to protect alcoholic drinking. But we have an advantage.
When we think of denial, we picture someone angrily insisting he doesn’t have a problem. But denial is more subtle than that.
The first step in knowing how to deal with alcoholic husband, wife, or other person we love is understanding the facts about alcohol abuse and the reasons alcoholics resist help.