Addiction intervention is a process where any group aim to confront an addict or alcoholic member of that group and impose their wish to save that person’s life.
This is a process that more and more people are attempting to do on their own. However, it is always better to make use of trained professional who trains the family to properly conduct the Intervention or conducts it themselves.
The act of intervention is an admirable one. It takes guts, but one should also be aware that the group of alcoholics and addicts has one of the highest mortality rates due to suicide. If an intervention is improperly prepared or improperly conducted, this is the worst-case scenario for an outcome possible.
Please remember that most addicts and alcoholics, while on the exterior are rugged and tough, they are quite fragile below the exterior. We strongly suggest if you are considering an intervention, contact a well trained professional first. We also offer guidance below.
First, what is the desired product of the intervention? This means, if the addict agrees he/she has a problem and wants help, you need to know what that help is. It is very advisable that the parties doing the intervention agree on what program or method will be best for the addict once he/she has agreed to receive help.
Many individuals have approached their loved one regarding his/her drug addiction, with no success. It may be helpful when talking with your loved one, to have a third-party present that is professionally trained and knowledgeable about drugs and drug abuse. This intervention technique can save lives.
Intervention is the best way to make help available to those struggling with a drug addiction. 92% of those intervened on go to treatment and have the opportunity to change their lives.
If now is not the time, ask yourself: How much worse will it have to get before you are willing to act? Will doing a drug intervention make matters worse? No. Doing nothing will make matters worse.
10 Steps to a Successful Intervention
We now outline 10 steps to help you complete a successful intervention.
Step 1 – Contact Rehab 4 Addiction
Call our private and confidential hotline. One of our consultants will assess your needs and will determine the type of intervention that may be required.
Step 2 – Placement with an interventionist
Upon clinical assessment of your individual needs, you will be matched with an appropriate interventionist who will guide you and your family/friends through the intervention process.
Step 3 – Outline treatment options
The interventionist will outline specific treatment options according to your unique needs including your location, clinical requirements, medical coverage, insurance and so on. Once we have determined the appropriate facility, our team will take care of admissions details and necessary travel arrangements.
Step 4 – Outline a plan of action
Through a series of one-on-one meetings and/or telephone conversations, your interventionist will guide you and the others involved through the process of organizing a professionally facilitated, effective intervention.
Step 5 – Pre-intervention meeting
Your interventionist will fly or drive to your location for the pre-intervention meeting. This meeting is typically scheduled during the late afternoon or evening and lasts an average of three to four hours. During this meeting, we talk about the disease and causes of addiction and its impact on family, friends, co-workers and others.
We discuss what the treatment course and recovery process will involve and finally, under the guidance of your interventionist, we will prepare and rehearse written statements to share with your loved one during the intervention process.
Step 6 – Intervention
Interventions are typically scheduled for the morning immediately following the pre-intervention meeting. The intervention usually takes about one to one-and-a-half hours. An intervention is a structured, solution-focused process that consist of a group of close friends, family members, co-workers, colleagues, spiritual advisors, etc., who come together in a loving, caring and non-judgmental manner to present their observations and concerns regarding an addict’s behaviour.
Step 7 – Treatment admissions
If the addict accepts help, he or she is immediately escorted to the appropriate treatment outlet. Your interventionist will work with the treatment staff in regards to the critical information gained during the intervention process so that treatment staff can get a head start on the assessment and treatment planning process.
Step 8 – Post-intervention consultation
After the intervention, our counsellors and interventionists will be available for unlimited, free consultations, whether or not the individual chooses to accept help for his or her problem. We also assist in helping you start your own path of recovery and healing.
Step 9 – Post-treatment services
Support immediately following treatment significantly increases the probability of sobriety and abstinence and also aids in the major transition from treatment to independent, sober living. The goal of our re-entry program is to provide intense, individualized care during this critical transitional period so that your loved one can begin to develop a healthy, satisfying and productive life in sobriety. These highly individualized services are offered at additional cost.
Step 10 – Congratulations on taking the first step toward recovery
At Rehab 4 Addiction, we provide insight and coaching for successful intervention and we perform professional interventions thoughout the UK. When an intervention is required outside of the covered areas, we would be happy to refer you to a trained interventionist who can help.
Getting help now
We outline our intervention services here. You can get in touch with a professional intervention by contacting us on 0800 140 4690. Alternatively, contact us through our online contact form.