An intervention is a meeting set up by the family and friends of an individual suffering from an addiction. The purpose of an intervention is to help the addict realize the repercussions of their problem in the hopes of encouraging them to receive treatment at a rehab center.
Staging an intervention for a loved one can be difficult. They may be in denial of their problem, which can make it difficult to help them get the treatment they need. If you’re wondering how to stage an intervention, these tips can help.
An intervention allows an addict’s closest friends and family members to share their concerns and support. During an intervention, each person usually reads their intervention letters aloud, one by one. These letters are meant to express love for the individual and help them realize how their addiction has affected others. This is not an opportunity to point fingers, but rather a moment where the person can have the addict’s complete attention. Interventions led by intervention specialists also include education about addiction, helping both the individual and their friends and family better understand this disease.
Learning how to stage an intervention the right way can help you avoid things like family drama and the person’s lack of cooperation. While you can’t force anyone into receiving addiction treatment, nor is it encouraged, there are tips for staging an intervention that you can follow to increase your chances of a successful meeting.
Just as there are many things you should do, it’s also important to know what NOT to do at an intervention as well.
Before he became a recovery advocate for Redemption Addiction Treatment Centers, Brandon Novak struggled with heroin addiction for years. After several attempts at getting clean, Brandon finally achieved his recovery goals and has even celebrated 5 years of sobriety. As a certified intervention specialist himself, he now helps others achieve their goals as well.
If you or someone you know is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, or you want to have an intervention for a loved one, call Brandon today at (610) 314-6747 to learn how he can help.
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