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What do Interventions Focus on?The focus of an intervention is to get an addict to seek addiction treatment voluntarily. Interventions can either be formal, a planned meeting with many participants, or informal, a casual conversation with an addict about your concerns. Both types of interventions can achieve the goal of getting the addict into treatment, especially if you focus on reaching that goal.

Obstacles for Interventions

A common obstacle to an intervention is fear. People may not plan an intervention because they do not know how to conduct one of these important meetings, they do not know what to expect and they do not know how to succeed. The best way to overcome this is through information. Talk to an interventionist to learn about interventions. Be candid with this resource by discussing your fears and seeking advice. You can rely on an interventionist to plan and implement an intervention with you, but you can also talk to an interventionist to learn as much as possible to succeed.

How to Hold an Intervention

When planning an intervention, focus on the following aspects to help your loved one:

  • Before executing this meeting, track your observations to have a record of past incidents. Being able to specify dates, times and behaviors that hurt you validates your concerns and forces the addict to acknowledge these problems.
  • Set expectations – An intervention may not be a single event, but rather several attempts to convince the addict of her need for treatment. Therefore, the goal for each intervention may be progressive. Your initial goal may be to tell the addict that you know about her addiction, and your second goal may be to present your evidence of the addiction. Your eventual goal is to get the addict into treatment, but it may require several meetings. Do not have an “all or nothing” expectation, because you may end up with nothing.
  • Define the team – The focus of this phase is to choose people from the addict’s life who will attend the intervention. Just because the addict has a best friend, does not mean that he will contribute. This is not a popularity contest, but a clear analysis of people who can influence the ultimate goal in a positive manner.

With so much required for this important meeting, many people find that getting help from an interventionist not only streamlines the process, but it also increases the probability of success. With professional help, you will not overlook any key components and get the best help possible.

Get Help with Interventions

Holding an intervention is an effective strategy for many people who are addicted to drugs. However, conducting a successful intervention is possible, and we can help. Please call our toll-free helpline today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you may have about interventions.