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Interventions and Family Crisis Help in San Diego

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.

Intervention Process:

  • 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)

Types of Addiction Interventions

Thanks to technology, our ability to provide intervention support can span large distances and are more flexible than ever. Our founder Mark Gladden is standing by to take your call, check availability, and see if we can provide intervention support to you that is a good match for your  current situation. Call him now at Present Moments number (619) 363-4767, or send a confidential form by filling out the fields on this page.

Comprehensive Interventions

Comprehensive interventions include all aspects of the intervention process. Our trained l interventionists will educate, lead and facilitate the intervention process and support the family throughout the process. During the intervention, our experienced facilitator will assist the family by performing a treatment assessment, providing options for types of treatment, transporting the person to the treatment center and offering continued family support upon admission into treatment.

Coached Intervention

A coached intervention is where our team supports a family that wants to do an intervention but without an interventionist present and at a cost savings. The coached intervention process would be appropriate for a family that is motivated and has some experience or understanding of family systems. Our facilitator will perform an initial assessment and give treatment options for the person of concern, and the interventionist would prepare and coach the family through the intervention, but would not be physically present at the intervention.

Intervention Consulting

Our interventionist can be hired by a family or individual on an hourly or limited basis to provide strategy, assessment, and guidance prior to an intervention or at any point where there’s a need for a professional to be involved.

Remote/Online Interventions

The COVID-19 pandemic saw us drastically expand our remote/online services.  Contact us today to find out more about how we can facilitate an online/remote intervention.

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.

Get in Touch with Our Caring Team

We are waiting for your call. Don’t hesitate, pick up the phone and dial 619-363-4767 today.

Your first call will be greeted by one of our intake counselors who will be able to provide information on what program would be appropriate for your situation, as well as information about the process of getting treatment at our facility, if appropriate.

If Present Moments is the right fit for your current situation you will be speaking to Admissions Director Mark Gladden, who will be your guide throughout the process of arranging travel and undergoing an initial detox (if necessary). Mark has been the guide for dozens of men and women who have gotten their lives back by entering treatment at Present Moments. He has earned his reputation as being truly dedicated to the recovery of others. Mark will be the one to ‘show you the ropes’ when it comes to admitting to our facility for treatment

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