The main goal of a successful intervention is to get the addict to agree to go to a treatment facility.
Seeing loved one struggle with addictions and/or mental health issues and being unable to help can be one of the most painful and heartbreaking experiences for family members and friends. It is critical to stop or manage a person’s drug and/or alcohol consumption.
An intervention can motivate someone to seek help for alcohol or drug misuse or other addictive behaviors.
It is an important event, created by family and friends of a person struggling with addiction, to help the person realize they have a problem, they need help, and they have support.
At CanAm Interventions, we help family and/or friends manage the complexities of addictions and/or mental health challenges by providing them skills to become more equipped and understand them.
1.Family Assessment Meeting:
Family Assessment Meeting: a) Develop a thorough assessment and intervention treatment plan for the identified individual and family affected by addiction or mental health challenges. b) Decide what style of intervention will be most appropriate. The interventionist comes up with a complete assessment and treatment plan for the identified individual and family members who are struggling with addiction or mental health issues and determine the type of intervention that will be most effective.
2.Form the Intervention Team:
A team is formed by gathering family, friends and sometimes a coworker or boss. The intervention specialist will offer support by educating all participants on addiction, mental health challenges, recovery treatment process and other intervention processes. Meet our strategic partners.
3.Intervention Preparation and Planning Meeting:
a) Educate the intervention team on the cycle of addiction, mental health challenges, recovery treatment process and letter writing assignments.
b) The intervention team will prepare two letters and read the letters. When preparing your letters, remember that if your loved one does not accept treatment, decide on specific consequences and what actions to take.
These statements should be pre-written and reviewed by the interventionist, along with the other members of the intervention team, before the intervention.
4.Make an Intervention Action Plan:
This includes scheduling a specific day, time of day, location, and guest list. The space where the family intervention is held should be familiar and non-threatening to the addict. This puts the person more at ease during the intervention and will increase the chances of success. It will also be helpful to try to schedule a meeting time when the addict will not be extremely intoxicated.
5.Intervention Back Up Plans:
If your loved one doesn’t accept treatment, it will be important for each person on the team to decide what action he or she will take. The interventionist with coach and guide the team to support their boundaries.
Since the goal of the intervention is to get the addict into treatment. It’s important that you have chosen the treatment centers before doing the intervention. It goes without saying that arrangements must be made in advance.
There are many types of treatment centers out there. Make sure that you do the research to find one that meets your needs and coordinate with the staff. The treatment placement process includes gathering information about the family’s insurance policy and/or private pay budget.
7.Hold Intervention Meeting:
Without revealing the reason, your loved one with the addiction is asked to the intervention site. Members of the team then take turns expressing their concerns and feelings. Your loved one is presented with a treatment option and asked to accept that option on the spot. Each team member will say what specific changes he or she will make if your loved one doesn’t accept the plan.
The Intervention is directed by the Certified Intervention professional.
The Certified Intervention Professional supports the family in making travel arrangements with the selected treatment program for the identified individual, with clear steps, goals, and guidelines.
9.Intervention Aftercare Services:
Post-intervention/aftercare case management is recommended. Studies have shown that individuals and families that participate in aftercare and case management services have a higher level of success.
Involving a spouse, family members or others is critical to help someone with an addiction stay in treatment and avoid relapsing. This can include changing patterns of everyday living to make it easier to avoid destructive behavior, offering to participate in counseling with your loved one, seeking your own therapist and recovery support, and knowing what to do if relapse occurs.
It is important for the intervention group to know interventions are not only for persons with untreated addiction or mental health challenges, but it is also for the family and friends, to know they have done all they can do to offer their loved one professional help.
A successful intervention must be planned carefully to work as intended. If the meeting is structured, especially with help from a professional interventionist, it can be a 90 percent success in convincing the person, to get the help they need.
A poorly planned intervention can worsen the situation — your loved one may feel attacked and become isolated or more resistant to treatment.
Consult with CanAm Intervention to make a treatment plan for your loved one. We will structure the planning process, guide the intervention team, and lead the overall event.
The only way for interventions to be successful is if they are based in love, honesty, and support.
It can be heartbreaking and nerve-wracking when someone you care about has a substance use disorder. You might have a family member, or another loved one who is unable to stop drinking or using drugs. You’ve pointed out how their addiction is tearing your family apart and talked about the hope of recovery.
You may also feel like you’ve done everything you can think of to encourage this transformation, they may also be resisting your pleadings to get the help they need and deserve.
You’ve researched interventions and have decided that it is time to stage an intervention. Since this is a major step for everyone involved, it is important that you choose the right interventionist the first time.
At CanAm Interventions we guide families, friends, and others through the intervention process where the identified loved one is encouraged to accept help and treatment.
Many families think they must wait for their loved one to hit rock bottom before he or she will be willing to change. It’s frightening to watch addicted family members risk their lives, and sometimes the lives of others, hoping they’ll change before it’s too late. You worry they’ll end up in jail, in the hospital, or worse. But an interventionist can change that.
When families establish boundaries and stand together, they don’t have to wait for their family member to fall completely into hopelessness and desperation before he or she agrees to treatment. It can be frustrating, exhausting and heartbreaking to wait for your loved one to decide it’s time to get help for addiction.
An intervention specialist can step in to help your loved one choose treatment. A professional certified interventionist has spent extensive time in the trenches, so they are intimately experienced with the best methods available. Interventionists help families get on the same page, so they don’t have to find how hard rock bottom really is.
At CanAm Interventions, we pride ourselves on professionalism, we work with families throughout the recovery process to help everyone heal.
Finding the right interventionist could be the best decision you make. The right person will know which words and approaches are going to be most effective in breaking down barriers and revealing the truth to your loved one.
Ms. Pike is trained and skilled in addictions, family systems, and successful intervention techniques. Ms. Pike’s expertise as a Certified Intervention Professional along with years of working in the field of addictions and behavioral health have given her in-depth knowledge regarding interventions, case management, treatment and aftercare planning, and a variety of other support services.
CanAm Interventions has a team of professional interventionists. If you’d like to find out how CanAm Interventions can help you and your family begin to heal from addiction, call today for a free consultation.
Individuals and families find greater success when they work with a professional and participate in aftercare services. Our services offer support, education, guidance and direction to individuals and families.