Uniting as a Family to Overcome Oxycodone Addiction

Uniting as a Family to Overcome Oxycodone AddictionA strong support system is important for a person who is overcoming addiction. While this support system includes the extended family, friends, and colleagues, the primary involvement in this support system is the person’s immediate family. However, this immediate family has been a part of your journey towards addiction and the bonds that you may have had previously with your family members have been tested. In some cases, these bonds have been broken by your lying, stealing, self-centered, and destructive behavior.

Therefore, for a family to be united in support of their family member in recovery, it makes sense to speak with an interventionist or a family mediator.

From the Interventionist’s Perspective

Interventionists take their role and responsibility of helping families very seriously. The skills, behaviors, and intentions that they bring to a family include the following:

  • The first thing an interventionist is going to do is become familiar with the details of the affected member’s’ addiction (diagnosis, symptoms, psychiatric history).
  • Interventionists understand that they need the family’s trust and confidence for the intervention to be effective. Therefore, during each session that interventionists have with the family, you will notice that they are paying attention to and listening carefully to your family’s concerns. In addition, interventionists often use what is referred to as “active listening” during which they restate the concerns showing empathy and an understanding of the family’s problems. During these sessions, interventionists understand that their knowledge and experience do not put them in a superior position to the family but rather they partner with the family in an exchange of information.
  • Interventionists often speak in simple and clear language to ensure that all participants understand the process and can be a part of the process. Often one family member holds a “leadership” role within the family dynamic and most interventionists will work closely with the leader to facilitate a more effective intervention.
  • The family is, in most cases, a key part of the intervention team. Therefore, interventionists attempt to provide opportunities for the family members to express their worries and concerns about the addict and to speak freely about how they feel about the addiction. This open exchange allows family members to feel a sense of sharing and relief which can help strengthen the bond between the interventionist and the family.

Interventionists are not here to prove anything to the family members. Rather, they are here to facilitate a successful intervention that benefits the addict and the family.

Get Help for Families Dealing with Addiction

If you had a problem with your car, you would go to a mechanic. If you do not understand the complexity of some computer applications, you would seek a teacher. When it comes to helping your family member maintain their sobriety and avoid relapse, you want to get all the information and help you can. We can help answer any questions you have about treatment and interventions. We can also find out about your insurance coverage and provide insights into programs and services. So please call our toll free number today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about addiction treatment.