Intervention method or how to make to treat

How to motivate for treatment

Medical intervention is a method of psychological intervention in a patient’s life and personal space. The main goal is to stimulate positive changes in a person’s thinking on the part of the individual, for fruitful cooperation with a psychologist, for the benefit of the final result.

The method of medical intervention provides for a wide range of different actions, including taking medications, to quickly change the behavior of a sick person, improve his psychological state and well-being. This method is used in the treatment of a wide range of mental illnesses and addictions, including alcoholism and drug addiction.

Intervention and motivation for treatment

Medical intervention plays a fundamental role in the modern treatment of mental illness and addiction. It is necessary when the patient does not fully understand the entire danger of the current situation, denies the existence of a problem and categorically refuses to undergo diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation measures. In order to make the patients aware of the harmfulness of their problem and increase the motivation for active therapeutic measures, psychologists and psychotherapists perform psychological intervention. Not only the doctor and the patient can become a participant in the intervention program, but also the patient’s acquaintances: parents, children (over 6 years old), spouses, friends, as well as people who have already had experience of successfully dealing with a similar or similar problem.

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    Regardless of who performs the intervention in the patient’s personal space, he must understand that an incorrectly implemented assistance technique can have the opposite effect. Therefore, the intervention is recommended to be carried out only by specialized doctors with the appropriate qualifications.

    How to talk an alcoholic and a drug addict about treatment

    It is impossible to force an alcoholic or drug addict to be treated, and compulsory treatment is ineffective. As a rule, a breakdown occurs already in the first weeks after undergoing compulsory treatment, after which you need to start over, and the end result will be the same. The only way is the method of persuasion, when the patient’s thinking radically changes towards the need for treatment. In this case, psychotherapeutic intervention is used, involving the use of several methods at once:
    • Supportive psychotherapy – aimed at maintaining the current psychological state, in order to prevent its deterioration;
    • Personally reconstructive psychotherapy – is aimed at intrapersonal changes, as well as the elimination of intrapersonal conflicts that force the patient to resist treatment;
    • Retraining psychotherapy – is aimed at a radical change in the patient’s behavior, in order to form sustainable motivation.
    Depending on the individual psychological characteristics of the patient, the doctor can change the methods and approaches used.
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    Intervention as a way to convince the addict to treat

    To achieve the fastest and most sustainable result, doctors use various forms of psychotherapy. Each of them allows you to influence the patient’s thinking, pushing him to believe that the path of medical treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction is the only correct one at this stage of his life.

    Several different forms of psychotherapy are practiced by doctors, including:

    • Individual (personal) – the doctor and the patient remain face to face, the most favorable confidential atmosphere is created, the necessary information is discussed and communicated to the patient;
    • Group – involves the involvement of other people who have a similar problem;
    • Family – held in a circle of close people (parents, spouses, children, brothers / sisters). Allows you to build trusting family relationships and find mutual understanding between close people.

    Taking into account the individual psychological characteristics of the patient, as well as the speed of achieving the desired result, psychotherapy can be short-term or long-term.

    At the stage of convincing the addict to undergo treatment, the doctor must show all his professional qualities, use a creative approach and a certain courage that allows the patient to trust the specialist. This will make it possible to change the destructive thinking of the addict and direct it to positive changes in life, through treatment and complete getting rid of the addictive addiction.

    Psychologist’s advice

    If your close person suffers from alcoholism or drug addiction, you should not follow the path of building ultimatums or lengthy repeated persuasion – the patient will not begin self-treatment and will not seek help from doctors. He will consider you a personal enemy, only stepping back from the right path.

    It is worth using the “soft” method of medical intervention. It is aimed at a gradual change in a person’s thinking, until the moment when he understands the lamentability of the current situation and agrees to voluntary treatment, followed by rehabilitation.

    Intervention should be done only by trained specialists who know the mental characteristics of addicted people. Unqualified assistance can only aggravate the situation.

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