Interventions in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- He/she has lost a noticeable amount of weight although not on a diet
- He/she has gained a noticeable amount of weight through eating a diet of mostly junk food
- He/she has become argumentative, short-fused or quick-tempered
- He/she has become sullen or withdrawn
- He/she has become careless about his/her personal hygiene and/or manner of dress
- He/she no longer participates in family functions or social activities
- He/she is not always where he/she should be and lies about where he/she is or has been
- He/she behaves erratically or smells of alcohol but denies using drugs or drinking
- He/she admits to drugging or drinking and promises to get help but breaks those promises
Of course there are other explanations for most of these behaviors. They are not proof positive that the individual has a substance abuse problem. But if one or more of these accurately describes someone you care about, and especially if more than one of them fits him or her, you should seriously consider the possibility that he or she is using drugs and/or abusing alcohol.
If you believe that someone you care about is addicted to drugs and/or is abusing alcohol, there are steps you should take to try to help this person. Of course the most logical first step, in the majority of cases, is to simply have a talk with him or her. Here are two facts you might point out to start with:
* Eighteen percent of inmates in federal prisons have admitted they committed crimes in order to obtain money to purchase drugs.
* An astounding 46 percent of the overall population of America has reported using illicit drugs at least once, according to figures from the Bureau of Justice — and that is just the percentage who have admitted to it.
* Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a crime, one that can cause you to get arrested, get jail time, lose your license, and — worst of all — cause you to maim or kill yourself and/or an innocent victim.
So you have every good reason to try to talk the person you care about into sobering up, straightening out, and stop abusing drugs and/or alcohol.
But what if simply talking to him/her isn’t enough? What if he/she won’t listen to you?
Then it’s time for an interventions. And if you’re not sure you and other members of your family or circle of friends can make the person you care about see reason, then perhaps it’s safest and surest to call upon the services of a professional interventionist.
“A what? Who?”
A professional interventionist is a skilled, trained, experienced person who can lay a few raw truths on the person you’re hoping to get through to and help him or her see that he/she is on a terribly self-destructive path and needs to get off it for his/her own sake and the sake of his/her family and circle of friends.
If you have someone in your family circle or circle of friends who could benefit from the help of a professional interventionist, call us and we’ll put the right person in your path and let you arrange for him or her to meet with you, your family or friends group, and the individual you’re concerned about.
We’re Satori Waters, our website is http://satoriwaters.com, and you’ll find us at 855-9SATORI. Call us now!