"If you live with someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you probably feel hopeless and helpless. You feel as though nothing you say or do changes the situation.
You don’t know how to make your loved one get the help he or she need to leave addiction. You feel helpless—but you aren’t..." https://www.dualdiagnosis.org/interventions/10-tips-on-holding-an-intervention/
"When a loved one is addicted, unfortunately, one’s usual patterns of thinking and behaving may not see one through to success. Dealing with a person’s addiction requires a different attitude that does not come naturally to many people. Addicted persons take advantage of this to manipulate family members so they can continue drug use without interference..."
TREM is a group-based intervention to help empower women and build social bonds as they recover from sexual and physical abuse. With a minimum of two female, masters-educated staff, we address the short-term and long-term consequences of violent victimization by understanding trauma and building skills to overcome its effects.
For more information: https://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/ProgramProfile.aspx?id=90
Interactive journaling is a technique to help you better think about your substance abuse and its place in your negative life situations. Using worksheets and non-confrontational questions, you’ll explore and hopefully resolve issues like ambivalence toward substance abuse, consequences of substance use, and recognition of the problem. As well, its purpose is to inspire considerations, and the development of a plan, for change.
For more information: https://www.changecompanies.net/evidence/?filter=ij
Is a treatment that teaches women with Borderline Personality Disorder and substance use to instill positive behaviors in place of dysfunctional behaviors. Using behavioral problem solving, acceptance-based strategies, and dialectical processes that are unique to each individual, DBT increases coping skills, such as interpersonal effectiveness and emotional regulation, to improve your quality of life.
For more information: https://behavioraltech.org/resources/faqs/dialectical-behavior-therapy-dbt/
MBBSAP is designed to increase your well-being, mindfulness and self-compassion while reducing craving, trauma symptoms and sleep disturbances. The 10-week program teaches awareness skills, like using sights, sounds and tactile sensations, to interrupt the processes of the mind and body that drive addictive behavior.
For more information: https://nrepp.samhsa.gov/ProgramProfile.aspx?id=109
Not everyone is ready for treatment. If you're trying to help your family member, the Mayo Clinic offers some great tips on how you can assist them on the read to recovery. Momenta also welcomes calls from families seeking help, even if their family member isn't ready for treatment.
The Nurturing Parent program is designed to enhance family communication and end the generational cycle of abuse by promoting healthy physical and emotional development. Parents and children attend their own groups, tailored to age, culture and needs, to build self-awareness, positive self-esteem, greater awareness of each others needs and more.
For more information: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/172848.pdf