As a parent or guardian, it can be devastating to watch your teen seemingly self-destruct before your eyes.
If you see your teen struggling with withdrawal symptoms, catch them in lies, or see them failing at work or school, you may be tempted to give them an ultimatum regarding treatment while you’re in the throes of anger or frustration.
Your feelings surrounding your teen’s behavior are valid, but expressing them in the heat of the moment is unlikely to have the desired effect.
It’s important that you keep your emotions at bay when you see your teen going through these issues, and work with a professional interventionist to decide when it’s the right time to offer your teen treatment. This is especially true if you’ve made empty threats (like telling your teen you’re going to kick them out of the house or cut off financial support) in the past.
No matter how serious you feel about your teen getting treatment, they are unlikely to take what you say seriously in the heat of the moment. A calm, collected, well-planned teen alcohol abuse intervention can have a far more positive effect than speaking out of anger.
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If you’re considering a teen intervention, it’s important that you get professional help to ensure the best possible outcome for your family. At Addiction Interventions, we understand the delicate nature of interventions for teens, and we’re here to help you and your teen. We invite you to reach out to us today to schedule a free consultation with a trained interventionist. Together, you’ll be able to devise a plan that makes sense for your family, with the end goal of helping your teen get well.
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