Get help for a loved one

An intervention is an orchestrated attempt by family and friends to get someone to seek professional help with an addiction or other mental illness.

Interventions can be used to address serious personal problems, including, but not limited to, drug and alcohol addiction, compulsive gambling, compulsive eating and other eating disorders, self-harm and being the victim of abuse.

The Intervention Process

The first phase begins with the first call and includes all preparatory work for the intervention:
Development of the intervention network: Selection of who will participate and rationale behind inviting each person.

The intervention network session(s): the necessary follow-up sessions to prepare for the intervention and answer all questions. Letter writing instructions, intervention technique and selection of possible treatment centers will be discussed.

Family meeting (intervention meeting): A properly orchestrated intervention to start the healing process and get your loved one the help they need. Through the loving testimonials of friends, family, and the people who care, the individual is shown the detrimental impact of their behavior on themselves and on those around them.

The second phase begins immediately upon entry into treatment and covers treatment coordination and aftercare services for up to six months.

We collaborate with the treatment team in assisting with aftercare recommendations and re-integration planning. We assist and advice on determining local resources including self-help meetings; and we address any questions related to ongoing treatment and other recovery related issues; relapse prevention; and emergency meetings if relapse occurs.

A professionally facilitated intervention may be right for you if:

→  You have tried to communicate your concerns but behaviors persist.

→  You are too enmeshed or emotionally charged to effectively communicate your concerns.

→  Family members are geographically dispersed.

→  You need help navigating community and financial resources.