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Intervention - Instructions And Strategies

What Is An Intervention?

Intervention is process which is directed and educated people resulting face to face session with friends and family which the individual who are facing drug and alcohol problems. People who fight with addiction tend to deny about the graveness of their situation and are not willing to seek treatment. The negative effects their behaviour had on themselves and others may not be recognise by them. Intervention assists them to connect their alcohol and drug use with problems in their everyday life.


Presenting the drug or alcohol user with a structured opportunity to accept help and to make changes before things get worse is the goal of intervention.


How Does The Intervention Work?

Educating and informing the loved ones of the addict is the biggest part of the intervention process. Meeting and making friends with people sharing similar struggles in addiction is vital to recovery process. A meeting is scheduled with the person everyone is concerned about once everyone is ready.


Can An Addiction Experts Help?

You can get important help for organising an efficient intervention from advising with an addiction expert, like an alcohol and addictions counsellor, psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker or interventionist. The expert will consider the specific conditions for drug and alcohol addicts and propose the best approach, and give direction to what kind of treatment and follow-up plan is probably going to work best.


Having expert help may be preferable but most often interventions are conducted without an intervention specialist. In some cases, the intervention can be held at the expert's office. This is very important that the expert are there while Intervention is conducted in order to help you stay on the line in the case you loved one:

  • Has a history of serious mental illness
  • Notable series of violent actions
  • Has shown signs of suicidal intentions or has to talked about suicide in the recent past
  • Is taking multiple mood-changing substances

If you think the person you care about might behave in a violent or self-destructive way, then it is particularly important to talk with an intervention expert.


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Can Intervention Be Successful?

Absolutely. More than 90% of people decide to get help when the intervention is staged with a trained expert and that has proven experience as an interventionist.

Does Intervention Fail?

Yes. But, as it is told above, most of interventions end with success. In some cases, the individual may say no at the time of intervention, but as a result of it, decides later to come back and ask for assistance.

Who Gets Involved In Doing An Intervention?

We know that most successful interventions are professionals directed at Alcohol Rehab Essex. Deciding who should come to attend the intervention - parents, partners, siblings, co-workers, friends, etc. can be assisted by the interventionist. For the intervention to work, it is crucial to ensure that only the right people are coming.

Where Do You Begin?

Intervention may not be suitable or even necessary for all situations and all families. You should contact your nearest Alcohol Rehab Essex Affiliate to find out what may be best for you or your family if you feel an intervention could be helpful.