Proof that Interventions do Work
“Before I went into the addiction treatment center that would help me turn my life around, I had been hit by a car and wound up in the hospital. Yet, I was still in denial and refusing to go to treatment.
“When I woke up in the hospital, I called my parents told them what happened. My mom and dad told me that I needed to go back to rehab. I told them that I would be fine and didn’t need to go back to rehab, even though I had lost my job, had a broken arm, and didn't have anything going for me.
“My mom brought me clothes and told me she was going to sign me out. 15 minutes later, two interventionists from a treatment center came up with my mom. I was an asshole to them and told them to leave. I told them I was fine, and I was sorry they wasted their time.
“It wasn't until my family put me in my place,
I realized I needed help…”
“It wasn't until my family put me in my place, I realized I needed help. They came in and told they did not want to talk to me anymore, that my uncle was firing me and I was no longer welcome at their house. When they left, everything finally sunk in. I was devastated, and it forced me to look at what my life had become and to stop pretending everything was fine.
“Luckily for me, the two interventionists from earlier were still there to talk to me. They helped me realize there was another option and it wasn't too late to turn my life around. I finally decided to go to addiction treatment and get the help I needed.
“Today I am four months sober. I have my family in my life. They helped save me. I got a lot out of the program I went to; a clear mind, more energy, a better attitude and most of all … a new outlook on life.”