What is an Intervention?

An intervention is the process by which an addict’s family, friends, counselors or professional interventionist can show the addict their destructive behaviors in a way that may result in the addict choosing to seek help immediately.

Interventions can be used to address serious personal problems such as alcoholism, compulsive gambling, drug abuse, compulsive eating and other eating disorders, self-harm and being the victim of abuse.

People use substances to deal with negative or painful emotions such as, anger, sadness, loneliness, depression, anxiety, and fear.

How does an intervention work?

An intervention is structure and fully planned before execution.  The family or loved ones will first meet with the interventionist.  A strategy is then created for how the intervention will occur.  At this point, a site for the intervention is selected.  After a site is chosen, the interventionist will rehearse with the family or loved ones to ensure that everyone is ready.  Once the intervention occurs, treatment arrangements are made, including transport to treatment.  Our interventionists guarantee a full follow-through, ensuring that your loved one is cared for from the first meeting to the completion of treatment, and beyond.

When do you need an intervention?

When a friend or family member has a behavioral health disorder or a dependency on a controlled substance, he or she may never actively seek treatment for the addiction or condition.  If they don’t, an intervention is most likely necessary.

  • If your loved one doesn’t recognize they have a problem requiring treatment or rehabilitation.
  • If your loved one fails to understand how it negatively affects their relationships with friends and family.
  • If your loved one is uninformed about how their condition can be detrimental to their overall health.
  • If your loved one feels they are not capable of receiving successful treatment for their addiction or mental illness.

We have licensed interventionists ready to assist you or your loved one in any location across the US.