“Reaching the Bottom” is another in our Intervention Video Response Series. Is hitting rock bottom necessary in order to change? It is important for families to collectively understand that waiting for this mysterious event, this “bottom” that they have often been mistakenly informed of…often results in disastrous consequences.
Dear Intervention Services,
My son keeps drinking and he won’t stop. He’s 40 years old, he’s married and has three kids. He lives with his wife and she’s called us for helped because they got into another fight when he was drunk. But every time we suggest that an intervention, she stops us and says that she doesn’t want to make things worse. She’s tried to talk to him about his drinking in the past, and has even threatened leaving him but he doesn’t listen. Sometimes he quits drinking for a couple days, but he always starts drinking again.
The main reason, she says, that she wont let us have an intervention on him, is because everyone has been telling her that he won’t quit until he’s ready. She’s been told that talking to him about his drinking, or even having an intervention wont do anything until he is ready to get help. They keep saying that he has to reach his bottom.
What do I tell my son’s wife so that she will let us help him?
Video Response Series
If you are in need of a detailed answer to a question you may have in regards to your loved one, you may contact us anytime and we may provide a video response for you. All video responses, although publicly made, have been altered to adhere to the utmost in confidentiality and respect of the delicacy of your situation.
Understanding Enabling is to help families to understand Enabling in a different way then they have had it explained before. A part of our Intervention Video Response Series, which answers questions emailed in from families in need of help, this has become one of our most popular.
Reaching the Bottom is another in our Intervention Video Responses Series. Does your loved one need to reach their bottom in order to change? It is important for families to collectively understand that waiting for this mysterious event, this “bottom” that they have often been mistakenly informed of…often results in disastrous consequences.
More Intervention and Educational Presentations:
The following presentations are examples of the many public service presentations that we provide for schools, educators, treatment providers, churches, and social services. If you are in need of a workshop or presentation, please contact us for scheduling.
“Why Families Wait” is an educational presentation delivered for local families, police officers and educators to help people understand why the majority of families wait to intervene. Unfortunately, most families will never intervene, but instead will wait…often until the worst happens. David Lee, our Founder, explains why.
“The Rogue Elephant” is a presentation delivered by our Founder, David Lee, to the Cedar Lake Key Club during their annual “Night out in a box” benefit for the homeless where teenagers spend an evening living in a cardboard box to better understand the needs of the homeless.
Our Helping was Hurting is a presentation delivered by co-founder Kevin Lee. An honest portrayal of a family struggling to help an addict to achieve sobriety, Kevin speaks from a personal perspective as a family member who knows what it is like to have a family stumble through all the “right actions” which only left them more frustrated in the end.
“Interventions help the family” Kevin Lee is a co-owner of Intervention Services Inc., who speaks about how interventions are not only for the addict but really helps the entire family. It will help the family learn, understand, and how to stand together. With these tools it will help with a longer lasting sobriety from the addiction.