Family Interventions Turn Lives AroundFebruary 13, 2013
The intervention process is a challenging one for friends and family who are not sure how to approach a loved one suffering from addiction. A professional interventionist knows how to approach an addict in a way that will be effective in persuading them to get help.
An intervention is beneficial in the following ways:
- A professional can anticipate the reactions of addicts – addicts are often unpredictable in an intervention situation, at least as far as loved ones of addicts are concerned. Having a professional there that can anticipate and diffuse a situation that arises with an addict can ensure that the result of the intervention is successful. Using an interventionist can increase the likelihood of an addict going into treatment.
- A professional interventionist can make sure that an addict attends treatment – while family members might be prepared to state why addicts should attend treatment, they might not know how to ensure that addicts actually get there.
- A professional acts as a neutral third party – while the intervention is taking place, sometimes having a neutral third party in the room can keep the process on track. Even in an irrational state, an addict can recognize a logical argument when they do not feel it is coming from someone who is personally attacking them.
A professional addiction interventionist will help ensure that families and friends are well-prepared for the process, and that the addict gets the necessary help.
If you know someone who is struggling with addiction and need help from a professional team of addiction interventionists, call us at (866) 683-8833.