Addiction is a physical and/or psychological dependence on a substance or behavior that continues despite resulting problems. Because it continues despite problems, it is difficult for people to accept their addictions and to seek help, which is where interventions come in: they have been invaluable for addicts to see how their addictions affect themselves and others. Interventions come in many forms, but the ARISE intervention model may prove especially beneficial at helping your Vicodin-addicted loved one.
How Dangerous Is Vicodin Addiction?
Vicodin is an opioid painkiller that treats moderate, severe and chronic pain. It is highly addictive, so someone who abuses it or who deviates from a doctor’s instructions may become dependent on it in a matter of weeks. To address this dangerous issue, addiction treatment houses addicts in rehab to allow for medical supervision during detox. However, a family intervention might be necessary to help a loved one realize that her addiction is dangerous and needs treatment.
How ARISE Interventions Work
The ARISE (A Relational Intervention Sequence of Engagement) intervention model involves an intervention team throughout the treatment process. This means that people seek help not only for the addict, but also for anyone who was affected by the addiction, because this will create a network of family and friends who can support recovery. This model of intervention is a sequence of the following stages:
- First stage – The interventionist plans with family, friends and the addict to encourages the user to seek help. Because the user is involved, there are no surprises or ambushes, and there may even be 5 or 6 intervention meetings until the addict accepts his need for treatment.
- Second stage – The next step in an ARISE intervention model is starting the healing process. This means the addict attends rehab while her family or friends attend group therapy through whatever format suits them. The interventionist continues supporting both parties.
- Third stage – This phase takes place once the addict finishes treatment and reintegrates into the support network. Now as a single group, the addict, his family and friends learn to support recovery by making any necessary changes to prevent relapse.
The benefits of this intervention model are well recorded, and it can help your loved one overcome addiction.
Additional Help Planning a Vicodin Intervention
If you want a Vicodin intervention to succeed in all aspects—from finding an experienced interventionist to completing the healing process—then call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline for free advice. Our admissions coordinators can help you find the best intervention services, a national network of rehab facilities, transportation to and from rehab, medically supervised detox, family counseling and insurance information. They can provide the support to overcome addiction, so seek their help now.