Alcoholism, also known as alcohol dependence, is a disease that includes alcohol craving, a loss of control after consuming alcohol, physical dependence on alcohol, and a high tolerance for alcohol. Because alcohol is legal and for the most part easily accessible, many people today struggle with alcoholism and don’t even realize it. Alcoholism can be especially prominent in major cities and highly populated areas like New York (NY) and New Jersey (NJ), where many bars and casinos can be found. If you think that your loved one has an alcohol problem, it’s time to take control of it.
A major symptom of alcoholism, chemical dependency and other compulsive disorders like gambling is the minimizing and denial of the problem by the affected person. Facts of the problem, caringly presented by loved ones and significant others, are impossible to deny. A sensitive, guided confrontation (sometimes called a carefrontation) directed at the affected person is called a Family Intervention. Whether done in a family or workplace setting, Family Intervention is a way for the family and friends to confront the one they care for with kindness and respect, but also with direct honesty that will pierce the defenses of the addicted, helping them to see the damage their behavior is doing to themselves and those around them. Because family intervention is done by a group of family and friends, it makes an impact far more powerful than an individual could ever create on his or her own.
Interventions can be very successful towards a recovery from alcoholism, but an intervention should not be organized without the consultation of professionals—that’s where Seabrook House comes in. The highly qualified and certified Family Intervention specialists at Seabrook House can help you deal with the person, the problem and the elements unique to your personal or professional situation. There are various models of Family Intervention that each require a certain amount of preparation time, but in most cases Family Intervention results in immediate entry into detox, alcohol rehab, drug rehab or other appropriate treatment setting. Seabrook’s main rehab facility is located in rural Bridgeton, New Jersey (NJ), only a 90 minute drive from New York City (NYC) and our extended-care luxury transitional rehab is located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania (PA). Contact Seabrook House today to take progressive steps toward a recovery from alcoholism so that your loved one can return to a normal and productive life!