According to NAVEEN KIRAN REHAB & OTHER EXPERTS, addiction is a primary, chronic, neuro-biological disease, with genetic, psycho-social, and environmental factors. . . . It is characterized by behaviors that include one or more of the following: impaired control over drug use, compulsive use, continued use despite harm, and craving
Is there a simple way to define addiction?
Another way of describing addiction is the presence of the 4 C’s:
- Loss of Control of amount or frequency of use
- Compulsion to use
- Use despite Consequences
How Do We Intervene & Reach Out To The Still-Suffering Addict?
- Our addiction intervention services aim to help the family of an addict convince their loved one of the damage their addictive behavior is causing
- We emphasize that outside help is necessary to address the addiction.
- Most addicts cling to the belief that they will be able to overcome their addiction on their own, when they decide the time is right. Sadly, this is an unrealistic expectation.
- He often makes and breaks promises to get clean or stop, and continues to spiral into low self-esteem, depression and further abuse.
- In order to save a loved one’s life, an intervention is often necessary.
Naveen Kiran Approach
There are many different approaches to interventions, and it’s important to choose one that you feel would be most effective for your loved one. A professional interventionist can help you with this process. Our experience tells us that The Johnson Model is best suited to the Indian social environment The Johnson Model: Pioneered By American Priest Vernon Johnson in the 1960s, this type of intervention involves family and friends confronting the addict about his behavior. The intervention team members make it clear that they support the addict in his recovery. However, consequences are spelled out should the addict choose to not seek treatment. These consequences may include no longer providing the addict with housing or money.