Many families have made numerous, unsuccessful attempts to help their addicted loved ones. They may have tried various approaches to control or “fix” the addicted individual or they may have sought help to relieve their suffering from resources such as friends, clergy, doctors, lawyers and mental health professionals. Despite these efforts, families often find little consolation. The addict/alcoholic continues to struggle. Frustration, fear and anger build until families reach the “jumping off point”, and seek addiction-related professional help.
There is a professional service, National Treatment Centers (NTC ), that specializes in helping families of alcoholic/addicts to:
We help families come to some decisions on their own about what is and what is not acceptable behavior or circumstances within their family. We also educate the family about addiction and provide a variety of individualized care and resources, as appropriate.
This process usually involves addressing the addict’s behavior and facilitating an entrance into an appropriate treatment center.
National Treatment Centers focuses on all family members affected by the addiction. We define success not only by the number of individuals that enter treatment but, more importantly, by how many families we are able to move out of crisis.
Treatment for the addicted person is sometimes dangerously delayed because of the mistaken belief that an individual must hit bottom or the idea that treatment will only work if the addict wants it . NTC interventions can effectively raise the bottom for an addict and offer them help with their addiction, before it’s too late.
NTC responds quickly to calls for help. Family crises are treated as emergencies because the emotional pain and suffering of people close to the addicted individual can be extreme. The faster an intervention program begins, the faster family members will experience relief.
Skilled NTC consultants, interventionists and counselors, act with a high sense of urgency to identify the family members affected. Then we introduce resources that help families take control and make rational decisions regarding the addict’s treatment in the face of overwhelming crisis brought on by the disease of addiction.