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What is Intervention and its purposes?

What is an intervention?

An intervention is a carefully planned process that may be done by family and friends, in consultation with a doctor or professional such as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor or directed by an intervention professional (interventionist). It sometimes involves a member of your loved one's faith or others who care about the person struggling with addiction.

During the intervention, these people gather together to confront your loved one about the consequences of addiction and ask him or her to accept treatment. The intervention: Provides specific examples of destructive behaviors and their impact on your loved one with the addiction and family and friends. Offers a prearranged treatment plan with clear steps, goals and guidelines, Spells out what each person will do if your loved one refuses to accept treatment.

Intevention is a very difficult, heartbreaking process and very challenging on the family, the loved one, and the intervention team that is making a life saving attempt for your loved one. To give you an idea of how drawn out and complex it is, I am going to give you a short list with a link to further help you be educated on setting up and executing an intervention. 

1.Make a plan.

2.Gather information.

3.Form the intervention team.

4.Decide on specific consequences

5.Make notes on what to say.

6.Hold the intervention meeting.

7.Follow up. 

R.K. Counseling LLC works closely with an interventionist and can provide you with a resource for advancing your loved one into a life saving event. If you feel you need this service, call R.K. Counseling LLC and I will set you up with a team with over 20 yrs of experience in saving lives. 

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