How does Intervention affect the life of the family thereafter?
Think of a family’s interactions as a well choreographed rituals. Everything they do and say to each other has been perfected by doing it all the time. Each member recognizes his cues and executes his steps without thinking – day after day after day. There are some good family values taken too far into dealing with a disease entity without concious awareness. Like, when a family member is in trouble we want to help him with an immediate solution. When a family member is a suffering from a disease we help him by taking him into treatment. In alcoholism we start providing with short term solutions when we should be asking him to get help as this is a disease. Imagine the family members circling around one member’s alcoholism. Everyone knows the moves by heart, even the drinker. And although everyone hates the “rituals”, no one can imagine how to stop doing what they are doing. In fact wanting to stop has become a part of the rituals. Guilt and suffering are also written in. The family co