I'm Concerned about Someone Else
Approach your family member or friend with care, knowing that a common reaction is to deny that there is a problem. Once your family member or friend admits there is a problem, be supportive in helping them seek professional counseling and treatment. CCAT staff are non-judgmental and can offer your loved one effective support. All our services are provided with strict and complete confidentiality. You and your loved one or friend will be treated with respect and dignity.
You may also want to attend an Al-Anon or Nar-Anon meeting to get support for yourself. CCAT hosts a weekly Beginner's Al-Anon meeting each Wednesday from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The meeting introduces the Al-Anon concepts and ideas that aid in personal and family recovery. Experience, strength and hope are shared by members who are having, or have had, difficulties in dealing with the effects of someone else's addiction. The program is based on the Twelve Steps, and is ongoing, not limited to a specific timeframe. Come when you are able, ages 16 and over please.
Intervention May Help
Intervention is simply talking to someone you're concerned about. An informal intervention involves asking a few simple questions to begin the conversation. A formal intervention means having a structured conversation with the person. This involves bringing together a group of people with the substance or alcohol abuser to talk about how his or her use has affected all their lives. Intervention can be a great step in moving towards effective treatment.
Intervention Specialists Jeff and Debra Jay also have some helpful material on their website.