People who struggle with self destructive behaviors like alcohol abuse, drug addiction, eating disorder, anorexia, gambling, sex addiction, cyber addiction, infidelity, mental disorders, diabetes are often in denial about their situation and unwilling to seek treatment. Family members think that only hit bottom can motivate them to accept help from these self destructive behaviors and wanting help can take years.
When heart to heart talks and other attempts to help prove ineffective, staging an intervention has proven to be the best way to help the person get better. Intervention is the most convincing, powerful and successful method for helping people accept help.
In an intervention, a group of people who are important to an addict are gathered together, to make a detailed plan of action to talk with truth, love and respect in a non-confrontational and non-judgmental manner.
The goal of any intervention is to motivate the person to seek treatment in a respectful manner therefore intervention must be planned carefully to work as intended. Poorly planned intervention can worsen the situation or your loved one may feel attacked and become isolated or more resistant towards the treatment.
The solution lies in taking help from a professional counselor or an interventionist who can educate and train the group in an effective and efficient manner to accomplish the goals.