An intervention process involves many people, not just the addict. This intervention process should be led by a professional interventionist. This person has been trained and has experience in helping to break through the addicted person's denial. The trained professional can help lead the addict to a new life path of recovery.
An intervention is a lovingly planned family meeting of significant people. This meeting focuses on re-introducing the addicted man and woman to living free from drugs and alcohol. The intervention is free of criticism and shame. It is an opportunity and is filled with kindness and support. The intervention’s first goal is to create “a moment of pause” for your loved one and your family. In that moment, the addicted person can see the road behind and an opportunity ahead. That opportunity is the chance to be free. Free from the weight of addiction, loneliness, isolation, and despair.
Steps in the Intervention Process:
See the “When Should We Intervene?” page on this site. One phone call to how2connect.com Intervention Services is all it takes.
Once you recognize that intervention is needed, begin the process. Contact a professional that you know, or click the button on this page. One of our experienced, trained interventionists can help you through the process.
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This is an original work authored by Andrew Levander, L.M.F.T., M.A.C.