Having an intervention for a loved one is a big decision. Many people choose to have a professional interventionist help them with it. They will provide their knowledge and experience to get someone into a drug or alcohol program who needs it. A survey of intervention results showed that over 89 percent of all interventions involving a processional are successful.
There are certain advantages associated with hiring a professional to assist in an intervention.
- After a successful intervention, they will be able to help facilitate the treatment plan
- They can provide professional assistance and guidance when it comes to the planning and execution of the intervention
- They have extensive knowledge of treatment and addiction modalities
- They have experience when it comes to dealing with possible threats, outbursts as well as violence
- Acting as a mediator between family members, they know how to minimize conflict and promote nonviolent forms of healthy communication
Beginning the Process
Trying to find the right intervention program could begin with trying to obtain a reference from a mental health professional. Anyone searching for a drug intervention program should speak to professionals such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, or social worker. Speaking with an alcohol addictions counselor could also help. Many of these professionals have previous experience with interventions. A mental health professional could also recommend someone who has a well-known reputation for success in this field.
For a person to discover the drug intervention closest to where they reside, they can speak with certain professionals who will provide referrals
- A state’s Department of Health and Social Services
- Local detox clinic
- Spiritual or religious leadership
- Local Hospitals
- Addiction recovery community centers
- Local mental health centers
When speaking with a professional about intervention, they will want to know some basic information concerning the person who needs help. There are many different ways an intervention can be conducted by a professional, but all of them will want to have some initial background. They will want to know if the person has experienced a previous intervention as well as if they have previously been in treatment. They will want to know what substances the person is abusing. It is important to tell them if there was a recent event that was the basis for the desire for an intervention. They will also want to know how long the person has been abusing drugs or alcohol.
Many professionals recommend when considering someone to assist with an intervention, the individual has case management experience. An intervention involves more than just the event. It is a process. A successful intervention will include work before the intervention, the intervention, locating the correct treatment center as well as monitoring the treatment. Developing an after-care care program is also necessary. An experienced professional with case management experience will know what should occur during each phase of the intervention. Avoid using someone who ends the relationship when treatment begins.
No Regional Limitations
When a person is dedicated to assisting families with an intervention, they won’t be limited by region. If a local person isn’t available, someone from outside an area could also help. These are people who will be willing to travel and help any type of family. They will make themselves available by phone or email at any time of the day. These are individuals who may have an extensive national network of referral sources. They may also be connected to mental health and behavioral care providers on a national basis.
If someone chooses to use the services of a professional interventionist, they must provide legal permission for them to conduct the intervention. It is possible signing a consent form will be requested. They will want those requesting the intervention to be completely aware of all the possible benefits, consequences as well as risks of an intervention. The information should include a description of all possible discomforts and risks such as the consequences of early withdrawal. Doing this will manage expectations as well as identify guidelines for any type of clinical help.
The goal of having an intervention is to get a loved one into treatment before they do themselves permanent damage. It is a problem that has developed over time and won’t be resolved quickly. An intervention is an opportunity to help someone and it is important to make certain it is done right.
Are you ready to help a loved one or someone you know to address their drug or alcohol problem? Call us today at 833-820-2922.