Will a Treatment Center Help Me Stage an Intervention?

Will a Treatment Center Help Me Stage an Intervention?

An addiction intervention occurs when a group of close friends and family members get together with their loved one who is struggling with an addiction and express their love and concern. The family members and friends explain their feelings to the addict and express their desire for their loved one to get treatment. In recent years, interventions have been portrayed on television as extremely emotional events that are typically riddled with anger and even violence. In reality, interventions do not have to be extremely emotionally charged events.

Who Should I Contact to Stage an Addiction Intervention?

Although it is possible to stage an intervention on your own, choosing to use a professional interventionist is often the best option. Professional interventionists are specially trained to work alongside the family and the addict in order to get the addict the help he or she desperately needs.

There are a variety of professional intervention services available. Many of these services can be found online or through a professional helpline like ours. When looking for an interventionist, it is important to do your research.

  • Make sure the individual you choose is qualified. Check out his or her credentials, and do not be afraid to ask about experience, schooling or other qualifications.
  • Ask about his or her approach to the intervention. Some interventionists may be more confrontational than others. Find someone who you are comfortable with and who you think would work well with your loved one.
  • Make sure he or she has strong connections with several different treatment centers. This allows your loved one to get the best treatment for his or her individual needs.
  • Take cost into account. An intervention and treatment can be expensive. Although you cannot put a price on saving the life of your loved one, your finances still need to be considered. Look for an interventionist who meets your specific needs and is within your price range.

There are many people who claim to be interventionists, so it is extremely important to do your homework and ask questions so that you and your loved one can have a positive intervention experience.

Are Interventionists and Addiction Treatment Centers Connected?

Interventionists should have a strong network with a variety of treatment centers. This allows the interventionist to really try to match the client with a treatment program that best meets his or her needs. Interventionists refer patients to treatment centers and also work with the client, the client’s family and the treatment center to make sure the client is able to be placed in the program and to make sure the client makes it safely to his or her treatment center. The interventionist also works as a liaison or middle-man in order to communicate between the client’s family and the treatment center.

Some addiction treatment centers even have their own interventionists. If you find a specific treatment center that you like and that you think would be a good fit for your loved one, ask the treatment center if they have an interventionist who can help you through the intervention process.

Where Can I Find Intervention Help?

If your loved one is struggling with an addiction and you have come to the realization that it is time for an intervention, call our toll-free helpline today. Our recovery professionals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to aid in finding the help you and your loved one needs. We can direct you to a professional interventionist, help you explore potential treatment centers, and even work with your insurance company to see what your insurance policy will cover. When trying to help your loved one fight his or her addiction, remember that you are not alone. Call today.