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What is an Intervention?

An intervention is not only the first step in alcohol and substance abuse. An Intervention can also be a steppingstone for mental health issues, trauma, and any form of addiction. An intervention can get you on the path to getting the life you want for yourself and your loved one, to achieve and maintain sobriety, for a healthier life.

An intervention is a well-thought-out and structured plan, which can be executed by the loved ones of the person in need of the intervention. An intervention is at its best when planned in coordination with an intervention specialist (interventionist). During an intervention loved one’s come together as a unit to inform your loved one about how their addiction affects everyone around them and guide them with the hopes of accepting treatment.

The intervention:

  • Shares specific scenarios of the addicted individual’s behaviour where it has affected those around them.
  • Lays out a well-thought-out, previously planned treatment plan, which clearly states the steps, goals, and guidelines.
  • Explains what each person present at the intervention will do if treatment is not accepted by the individual being intervened on.

An intervention is a united gathering between family, colleagues, or friends which takes place in the presence of the addict, ideally with a professional addiction counsellor (or interventionist). An interventionist will take a leadership role in the meeting and will help guide the flow of the discussion. This will ensure that pent-up emotions are kept at bay with everyone present. A professional intervention often means the addict will take the proceedings seriously from the start. This is another reason why it is ideal to have an intervention specialist present. The meeting aims to ensure the addict fully appreciates the health consequences of his or her addiction.

An intervention is not just for substance and alcohol abuse, interventions can be helpful with:

  • Substance Addiction
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Mental Health
  • Sex Addiction
  • Gambling Addiction
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Co-occurring disorders (Multiple diagnoses)
  • Porn Addiction
  • Eating Disorders

With the goal of the intervention being that the addicted individual accepts help and takes the next step and goes to treatment, our team will assist the individual to a facility best fitted for the individual. Not all interventions will result in the same outcome, however, the overall long-term goal is usually the same, long-term rehabilitation. The first step to long-term rehabilitation is an intervention. Our interventionists adapt and evolve to the differences of each individual and their atmosphere and circumstances.

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