Intervention - Overview
Interventions work by breaking down the barriers of denial and causing the addicted individual to look at his or her destructive behaviour patterns through the eyes of caring loved ones. Family and friends will meet with an Intervention Specialist to form a united team who will then gain insight into the nature of addictions, identify their potential roles in the enabling process, and learn how to present the addict with a clear picture of the harms caused by their behavior in a firm and organized yet loving and non-judgmental manner. The shared focus of the group is to confront the individual with the message that the harms caused by the addiction will no longer be tolerated or ignored, but also to convey that this act of love is meant to support him or her in seeking immediate treatment at a pre-arranged facility.
The intervention itself will usually be orchestrated to catch the individual off-guard and by surprise. When presented with factual evidence of harms done, potential consequences of not accepting treatment, and heartfelt accounts from loved ones, history shows that most addicts will accept the treatment which is being offered to them.
For many families, intervention is a last resort when they feel that they have done everything within their power to help their loved one and have reached their breaking point. For this reason, through education and empowerment, interventions are as much about healing the family as they are about treating the addict.
For further information, please contact Liz Farge @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call 647-748-5501.
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