The true definition of an intervention is the act of coming between two factors with the purpose of interfering with a course or process outcome . In the context of addiction intervention, an intervention would involve family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers, and be defined as the confrontation between them and a person struggling with an addiction. An intervention would involve a planned discussion with the goal being to get someone suffering from addiction to improve their quality of life and understand they have the love and support they need to do so. With the help of one of our recommended interventionists, this can be a smooth process with a favorable outcome.
The concept of a drug and alcohol intervention is new, but catching on quickly. During this meeting, the interventionists will calmly tell the person how their destructive behavior has personally affected members of the family and friends. Each person who attends may speak of specific incidents that suggest the need for treatment or offer an ultimatum requiring the person to agree to treatment or face consequences.
While some people feel that it is best to let a person hit “rock bottom” and seek help on their own, successful drug and alcohol interventions have proven that after an addicted person hears his or her loved ones speak, they are willing to go to treatment. If the addiction intervention is not successful, the next step is to enforce the consequences. Recent studies have shown that a professional intervention, when done correctly is 91% effective at getting your loved one in a treatment program.
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Consequences of Not Intervening
Separation of Family
For some, not accepting and coming to terms with their addiction can lead to family issues. Loss of connection to loved ones, abandoned children (both emotionally and physically), loss of financial support and loss of marriage to name just a few.
Loss of Job
Being consumed by addiction can cause issues with your job or career, including a complete loss of your ability to make a living. Most people in active addiction will have a hard time maintaining any meaningful work position for very long.
Loss of Life
While an intervention with someone you love may be uncomfortable, it is sometimes the only thing you have left to do to save that person’s life. Addiction is powerful and often deadly. A professional intervention can help motivate a loved one into accepting the help they need to get better and live a productive life.