Planning an Intervention for Marijuana Use

Planning an Intervention for Marijuana Use

After the friends and family members of a marijuana user have tried breaking drug abuse to no avail, they may need to plan an intervention to convince the user to attend treatment. Planning an intervention can be intimidating, especially when people only know how the media portrays them, blown out of proportion. It may be difficult to convince a marijuana user to quit, but an intervention can have the results you crave.

Benefits of a Marijuana Intervention

Many people view marijuana as a social drug that causes no long-term problems. While this may be true for some users, other users become psychologically dependent upon the drug, which means they sacrifice their motivation and health to drug abuse. While frequent marijuana abuse may not be deadly, it can lead to abuse of more harmful substances. Marijuana abuse is harmful enough on its own and a cause for considerable concern from an addict’s concerned loved ones.

How to Plan a Marijuana Intervention

Thankfully, careful planning and hiring an interventionist can help loved ones ensure that an intervention goes well. The goal of an intervention is to convince an addict to seek recovery so she can avoid physical and psychological side effects, but to bring this about will take considerable help. Consider the following facts when planning a marijuana intervention:

  • Consider meeting with a family counselor or interventionist – Professional interventionists and mediators provide organizational and emotional support. They ensure that the environment is calm, that participants communicate and that valuable treatment resources are presented to encourage the addict into treatment.
  • Research treatment options – While an intervention can push a user toward treatment, even if he does not go that day, the goal of an intervention is to get the user into professional help. Research treatment options ahead of time to determine which one will best suit the user’s needs.
  • Involve loving friends and family members – Not everyone who cares about the user will agree that he needs to quit using marijuana, so only involve people who know the user and also recognize the importance of treatment
  • Follow through – Part of an intervention is that participants share how the drug use affects them and what they will do if the user refuses to quit and seek help. If the participants do not follow through on these consequences, the user will not feel pressured to end his destructive habits.

With professional help, your loved one can recover from marijuana abuse, so seek help to ensure recovery.

Help Planning a Marijuana Intervention

If you or a loved one is addicted to marijuana, call our toll-free helpline to speak with an admissions coordinator about professional treatment options. They are available 24 hours a day to help you find the treatment and intervention resources for your loved one, so seek help today to promote recovery.