An intervention is a carefully planned procedure that may be done by family, close ones and friends, under the consultation with a doctor or professional such as: a licensed alcohol counselor and drug counselor, or directed by an intervention professional (interventionist). Intervention services for substance abuse, gambling, eating disorders, internet addiction, and other self-harming behaviors.

People sometimes involve in self-destructive behavior, rejecting any kind of guidance and assistance from anyone. Intervention when done correctly is extremely effective and worth living for the one who is in need of help.

The kindest and most loving thing family members and friends can do is getting enrolled a loved one who is in need of care from professionals. It is challenging task to help a loved one struggling with any kind of addiction. Sometimes it needs a clear cut ‘heart to heart’ conversation it will start the road to recovery. When it comes to addiction, the person with the issues of life threatening dilemma often struggles to see his/her deep down problems. A focused way of thinking is more needed here.

 Examples of addictions that may warrant an intervention include:

  • Alcoholism: a deadliest form of slow poison
  • Prescription drug misconduct: the most dangerous implementation
  • Street drug abuse: the most common virus and it is extreme than cancer
  • Compulsive eating: it starts from a lack of control
  • Excessive gambling: a destructive cyclone.

 How does an intervention works?

  • Make a plan. •Gather information
  • Develop intervention team.
  • Get ready for consequences.
  • Make notes on what to say.
  • Intervention meeting.
  • Follow up.

People who are suffering with addiction are often in denial about their life circumstances and they are not willing to seek treatment. Their denial phase commands over their cognitions as well as their behaviours and they may not recognize the negative effects. An intervention presents a platform for your loved one with a structured and full of facilitative environment, formal setting and opportunity to make changes before things get even worse and can motivate someone to seek or accept help.

During the intervention, people gather together to mentally prepare an individual about the upcoming situations of addiction and ask him/her to accept treatment. A successful intervention must be planned carefully to work as intended. A poorly scheduled intervention can worsen the situation, your loved one may feel targeted or become isolated or more resistant to treatment.

Take advice from an addiction professional, such as: an alcohol and drug abuse psychologist, therapist, counsellor, psychiatrist or interventionist, can help you to organize an effective intervention plan for the person. A substance use or addiction professional will take in consideration the whole scenario and suggests the best approach and what type of treatment program and follow-up plan will works best. One is indoor and other one is outdoor facility.

Intervention data is also written by a person who is taking treatment and the family members too. It caters the plan with educational counselling, sessions based on various informative materials that will improve their minds to think logically about their life plans. Sometimes the intervention occurs at the professional’s setting room. It may be especially important to have the professional attend the actual intervention to guide you stay on track if your loved one has any type of background like:

  • Has a history of serious mental illness
  • Has a history of violence
  • Has shown suicidal ideations or recently talked about suicide
  • Taking any kind of mood-altering substances.

Some elaborations of intervention plans:

  • Don’t involve those people who have maintained a hatred figure for your loved one •Has an unmanaged mental health problem or substance abuse issue
  • Might destroy the intervention •May not agree from the recovery plan
  • Ask a trusted addiction specialist or mental health provider about the best treatment implementations for your loved one and recommendations about programs
  • Find out your insurance plan
  • Find out what steps should be taken to enrolled the patient, such as: an assessment appointment
  • Be aware of treatment centres promising quick fixes and avoid those programs that utilise an uncommon methodologies or treatments
  • If the program requires travelling then make arrangements ahead of time
  • Plan the time of the intervention
  • Do your homework
  • Appoint a single person to act as a caretaker
  • Share information
  • Stage a rehearsal intervention
  • Avoid confrontation
  • Keep on track during the intervention
  • Ask for an immediate decision.