Before staging the intervention, loved ones should consider the treatment plan, this includes: securing a place in a treatment facility, packing a bag, and being generally prepared to assist the loved one get settled in at the treatment center once they agree to get help.
Considering Help from a Professional Interventionist
When planning to stage an intervention for someone, it is quite easy to think that going it alone is a better option than inviting a professional interventionist – or worst, thinking what’s the difference. Most often than not, addicts are in self-denial, and may react angrily or even violently during the intervention.
This is where an interventionist is needed, because these discussions can be emotionally charged and tense. An intervention professional tries to ease the tension and make everyone feel relaxed. They ensure the focus remains in place without side-stepping into the murky waters of name-calling and finger-pointing. This ensures that the focus is on the addict and how to get them to agree that seeking help is the right thing to do.
Finding an Interventionist in Asia
How do you know the right person to hire? Are there criteria to consider? Some rehab centers can provide assistance with finding an interventionist. A few even have trained professionals who can coordinate an intervention and travel to a prearranged destination to consult family members and engage with an addict as part of an effort to get someone into treatment.
Preparing for Success – and Possible Failure
Preparing for the outcome of the intervention is a crucial part of the process. Whether the outcome is positive or not, some sort of action plan should be put in place. In anticipation of a positive outcome, it is usually recommended that every arrangement be made to take advantage of the high morale of the individual to get them into treatment.
In case the intervention fails, it is important that participants follow through with their resolutions, which they should have communicated to the addicted person.
Knowing that the seed has already been sown in the mind of the addict of how adversely their addictive behavior is affecting those they love could spur them to agree to treatment sooner rather than later!