Intervention is the opposite of doing nothing. If you do nothing and believe that this situation is only going to get worse, then Intervention is an effective and proven method for bringing about recovery for the family and the addict or alcoholic.
The power to intervene in the drug, alcohol or gambling problems of a loved one is nothing short of a small miracle when you consider the nature of this type of problem. A family that is at its wits end with a loved ones lifestyle, behaviours, chemical, or alcohol use will be desperately tired with the experience.
They will have tried everything at their disposal, but now feeling at a rock bottom of their own, will often turn to a Family Intervention process. They will be coached, supported and helped to place a loved one into active recovery, pertinent to all the factors unique to that situation. An Interventionist is the specialist experienced counsellor who will hand hold, facilitate and prepare them for this whole process.
Interventions for addictions, alcohol, behavioural addictions were put into practice by the American courts systems as they found that coerced treatment was just as successful as any other motivation for taking detox and treatment.
Family Intervention is as the name suggests, a process when a family intervene in a person’s refusal to accept effective help.
Interventions are now a mature and proven method for the “others”, the “concerned others”, to affect a profound change, such that a previously resistant person will say yes to an offer of appropriate and planned treatment.
There are 3 main styles of intervention, The Johnson model, Arise and Systemic. Proactive intervention or passive intervention, your interventionist will match and fit the right method for your situation.
The principles of effective intervention are the same, however the details of each vary depending on the client and the addiction patterns. View the condition as treatable, remove the enabling, operate as a supportive group, keep dignity and love at the heart of the process whilst learning new communication tools and methods.