What is an Intervention?
An intervention is an unconditionally loving, non-judgmental, and factual confrontation directed by a professional interventionist through which friends and relatives perform a great act of love.
During the process of an intervention, the trained interventionist will educate family members and concerned friends or employers about addiction and mental health. Then, the interventionist will help the parties plan what they will say (usually written down in advance).
When the intervention happens, the person who is being intervened on will listen and then be provided with an opportunity for recovery.
- Are a great act of unconditional love
- Are facilitated by a certified intervention professional
- Are confrontation from family and friends guided by a professional
- Provide education on addiction, mental health, and other related topics
- Educate the family and intervened on party on the process of recovery
- Provide education on recovery skills, recovery resources for the family and intervention team
How you can participate in a successful intervention?
Keep in mind, your loved one's addiction involves intense emotions. The process of organizing the intervention and the intervention itself can cause conflict, anger and resentment - even among family and friends who know your loved one needs their help.
Here’s a few things to keep in mind when planning for an intervention:
- Don't hold an intervention on the spur of the moment. It can take weeks to plan an effective intervention. However, don't make it too elaborate, either, or it may be difficult to get everyone to follow through.
- Do your homework. Research your loved one's addiction or substance abuse issue so that you have a good understanding of it.
- Share information. Make sure each team member has the same information about your loved one's addiction and the intervention so that everyone is on the same page. Hold meetings or conference calls to share updates and agree to present a united front.
- Anticipate your loved one's objections. Have calm, rational responses prepared for each reason your loved one may give to avoid treatment or responsibility for behavior. Offer support that makes it easier to engage in treatment, such as arranging childcare or attending counseling sessions with your loved one.
- Avoid confrontation. Deal with your loved one with love, respect, support, and concern — not anger. Be honest, but don't use the intervention as a forum for hostile attacks. Avoid name-calling and angry or accusing statements. Use your “I” statement training to avoid conflict.
What if Your Loved One Refuses Help During the Intervention?
Creating and maintaining. healthy boundaries are the main functions of the intervention with a professional. What happens if your loved one doesn't accept the gift of treatment?
Keep in mind:
- Not all interventions result in treatment being accepted. In some cases, your loved one with an addiction may refuse treatment.
- He or she may erupt in anger or insist that help is not needed or may be resentful and accuse you of betrayal or being a hypocrite.
- Emotionally prepare yourself for these situations, while remaining hopeful for positive change.
Present Moments San Diego Intervention Services
Intervention Planning and Facilitating
Our method provides intervention preparation for spouses and family members.
During Our San Diego Intervention Process, We Will:
- Educate you about the intervention process and facilitate the intervention session.
- Provide all materials needed
- Facilitate 6 sessions of training/preparation with the certified Intervention Professional and alcohol & drug counselors
- Provide aftercare followup sessions with the alcohol & Drug counselor
- Provide the non-threating space at our Carlsbad office to facilitate the intervention, if appropriate
The Cost: Varies from Case to Case, call for pricing.
- Phase One: Meeting with family to discuss intervention program and training sessions calendar
- Phase Two: Family/Participants attending training sessions
- Review Intervention Material (online)
- Boundaries Assessment and Development (online)
- Continuum of Care Treatment Cycle (online)
- Intervention Process and Overview (online)
- Intervention Day practice and walk through
- Finalize Materials
- Phase Three: Intervention Day
- Up to 2 attempts with the participants
- Phase Four: Follow up and family counseling session (online)
Contact Present Moments Recovery For Help with an Intervention
Our San Diego based drug treatment program can help facilitate an intervention, as well as provide the entire continuum of addiction treatment: from drug detoxification through residential rehabilitation, outpatient treatment, and even sober living. All of our programs are certified and recognized for excellence by CARF.
We want to hear about your situation and we can help! Call us today at (619) 363-4767.