You Can Only Help Someone When They Are Ready!
This is Not True.
Family Interventions are a process that helps someone take treatment now, today, without delay or further damage to them and others. They will not be asking for treatment but we now know that However a person enters treatment, that it has the same chance of success as for any other person. Do not delay treatment for a poorly person who is so sick they do not know they are sick. They will not ask for help until they hit terrible times, and sometimes not even them. Just look at the street junkies and alcoholics. They had/have families and friends as well at some point who could have tried to Intervene
What Is An Intervention
An intervention is a clinical process that interrupts an addictive process, and changes the clients life from one of active addiction to active recovery. The Intervention is a process of planning, and preparing the family/significant participants, a formal planned intervention with the subject, and the support and guidance with the agreed plan for imposing treatment.
Is Intervention Appropriate?
No body knows until a trained person is able to discuss the situation and assess if even starting the process will be beneficial. An intervention is a disruption to the existing lifestyle and behaviours of the addictive client, and all significant persons around them. Free telephone assessment 0800 530 0012 will establish if there is a need, and opportunity for success.
Some Of The Family Are Strongly Opposed.
And why not? This is a difficult time. Talk to an interventionist about your reservations. They are natural, but very likely to be based on fear, frustration, and a deepening hopelessness. We will find out who is best suited to be involved, and those who are not.
Nothing else has worked, so why will this work?
The fact that nothing else has worked was just preparation for this point. Not many persons get to a point where an intervention is required. This is acknowledgement that nothing else has worked, and is a natural escalation of treatment proportionate to the problem.
Do you cover my area?
We support interventions anywhere in the world. We are the hub of a local, a national, a European, a global network of interventionists able to respond promptly. As always it starts with a phone call to 0800 530 0012. This starts a well practiced process, calling in all the required assets for that first “family intervention assessment”. Addiction Treatment is a specialist skill, a specialist service, one based on respect, often personal experience, and a total commitment to end the pain. So, where you are is not important because we will come to you.
What will it cost?
It costs more to do nothing than to act in the face of addiction. Misery is the currency of active addiction, love, trust and freedom are the coinage of active recovery. Unfortunately, interventionists, and the resources required will cost money. The free initial assessment will quickly guide us to the level of response required, the money needed to do this. We will keep costs to a minimum, work within your budgets, and plan effective entrance into treatment specific to your circumstances. We have never seen a situation where there are no options available due to financial considerations. There is always a solution. A typical intervention costs between £500 and £1500.00 + travel costs.
I am not even sure if it is a problem,?
This is normal. Addiction is a condition of denial. If you care about someone who is in any stage of active addiction, they by now, you are probably starting to doubt your own sanity. You may even have started to wonder if it you who have the problem. The only person who ever wondered if there is a problem, definitely had a problem. There is no harm in phoning to get some professional perspective on your situation.
I am scared that this could make matters worse.?
Fear, walking on eggshells, I am damned if I do, damned if I don’t… To do nothing means that your experience is groin got continue, and as you know, it is getting worse, not better. Intervention stops the downward spiral. Don’t forget, that for every active addictive person, on average 6 close people are living in hell. So, regardless of what happens for the client, the family just made a decision to get better by asking for help.
Is a direct intervention meeting always needed?
Many successful modern interventions are a process of direct and indirect changes made by the family. Intervention as a pre planned staged meeting is not always needed. Motivational Interview, collaborative counselling with the client can be very helpful, often achieving the desired outcome. A formal intervention is a step not taken lightly, and never with out a full appraisal of what has/has not worked so far.