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What Is an Intervention?

An intervention is a positive confrontation facilitated by a certified intervention professional educating and guiding family and friends on how to communicate with their loved ones struggling with addictions and/or mental health challenges, with the goal of the individual accepting professional treatment.

An intervention is a lifesaving mission whereby a loving family member, concerned friends or employers gain professional help to start the process of change. 

The interventionist will guide the entire intervention process, advocating for the family, friends, and the individual struggling with addictions and/or mental health challenges.

How an Intervention Works?

Congratulation on getting this far. The first step starts with a free 30-minute telephone call with Patricia Pike.

The second step of an intervention services is to schedule a two-hour family assessment meeting with the direction of the interventionist to invite family and all persons who are good candidates to be part of an intervention either in-person or virtually. 

The third meeting is supporting the intervention team through the process of preparing for the intervention day directing practical assignments of writing letters, securing the treatment program and making transport arrangements.

 Preparing for a surprise un -invitational intervention starts by with developing an intervention team.

Surprise Intervention model is based on the concept of an unexpected, or uninvited intervention orchestrated planned intervention without your loved one being invited.  

The goal of the surprise model is never to make the untreated person feel ashamed of their behaviors or substance abuse or mental health conditions. 

The surprise approach is directed every step of the way by an interventionist that will include intervention preparation meetings, writing assignments, treatment planning, logistics & timelines, education on addiction, mental health and creating healthy boundaries.


Preparing for an invitational intervention. The invitational intervention approach is based on an invitation to your loved one to attend a family meeting facilitated by a professional with a goal to express concerns and recovery plans. 

The purpose of a family engagement meeting is to foster open communication among family members, assessment on how the family has been affected by their loved one’s addictions and gathering evidence on the untreated person’s addiction or mental health challenges. It’s strongly suggested to not have the untreated person at the first initial family engagement meeting.

The family invitational approach is focused on the family being the patient. The initial intervention family assessment meeting will include discussions on family patterns, addiction or mental health concerns, relationship concerns, and who is the best persons to attend the intervention.

About Addiction

Many people don’t understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. They may mistakenly think that those who use drugs lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop their drug use simply by choosing to. Drug addiction is a complex disease and quitting usually takes more than good intentions or a strong will. Drugs change the brain in ways that make quitting hard, even for those who want to. Fortunately, researchers have found treatments that can help people recover from drug addiction and lead productive lives. Taken from:

About Mental Health Conditions:

Mental illnesses, also called mental health conditions or disorders, refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors. Many different conditions falling under this category can vary in degree of severity ranging from mild to moderate too severe.

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