An intervention is often necessary when family, friends or employers identify problem behaviors, but the addict is unable to see the same.
While family, friends and employers might have spoken to the addict individually, these conversations can be stressful and unsuccessful for an isolated individual to try to confront the addict; as such, it may take all concerned members presenting a united front to get the addict the help they need.
Because each member has their reasons for wanting an intervention, it is often necessary to have a facilitator, interventionist or mediator work with this group prior to the intervention.
This pre-planning is often the differencein a successful intervention or losing the opportunity to help the addict.
Each member shares their experiences with the addict’s behaviors in their addiction and point out the differences when they are in recovery. These can be powerful motivations for the addict to accept the help when it is offered at the intervention.
However, each member must be in agreement that the purpose of the intervention is to get the addict help and be ready to follow the established guidelines. Some family members are not able to maintain this balance of help and fall into the trap of enabling by not adhering to the guidelines. A trained interventionist will know prior to the intervention if a member is easily manipulated and may even ask that this individual not participate.
If you believe that an Intervention would help you and other concerned family, friends, and employers get someone the help they need, call today: 888-530-0436