Your 5 Step Guide to Arranging an Intervention

by Ellie Johnson

in Treatments

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If you’re dealing with a friend or family member who’s an addict you need to seek help. It’s very upsetting seeing someone you love going through this. Whether they are addicted to heroin or alcohol, it can be a serious issue for any addict.

So, you need to come up with the best way to get through to them. And one of the best ways to do this is to arrange an intervention.

This is the first major step to getting through to an addict. And it’s an important part of the road to recovery.

So here are some of the essential steps you need to take if you want to arrange an intervention. Remember, you need to get the best possible outcome from your intervention. And you can do that by following this guide.

Contact Friends and Family

The first thing you need to do is to rally the troops. Get in touch with friends and family, and ask them if they’ll get involved. Most of them will probably be more than happy to make their feelings known. Remember, a family intervention will be strong because you all have a common goal. You all love the person who’s been affected. So you are all there to show them that they need to change. It will help to show them how many people care about them, and might be instrumental in convincing them to change.

Choose a Safe Space

You’ve got to bear in mind that this is a highly delicate situation. You’ll be challenging a person who is most likely to react angrily and will probably feel betrayed. This is a natural reaction, and one you should expect. But, because of this, you need to make sure you ease the process. And a big part of this is choosing a safe space. This will help with the entire intervention process, and will make everyone more comfortable.

Tread Carefully

It’s very important that you tread carefully when attempting an intervention. The slightest wrong word can result in everything blowing up. So you’ve got to make sure you are sensitive to the situation at hand. Try to be as understanding as possible, no matter how angry or upset you might be. If you can remain sensitive of the situation, it will make the whole intervention go much more smoothly.

Try to Sort Out a Treatment Plan

Something you need to keep in mind is that you’ll have to come up with a treatment plan. If the intervention is successful, you will need to come up with suitable treatment suggestions. Now, there are a few possible treatment plans you can suggest in this sort of scenario. Rehab in a facility like Sanford House would be ideal. And there might be other alternatives available as well.

Don’t Judge

It’s always important to remember not to be judgemental. You don’t know the circumstances surrounding people’s lives. And there are often reasons for people turning to addiction. If you want your intervention to be successful, you need to make sure you are understanding. Don’t judge, and always try to be receptive of other people.

When you’re trying to sort out an intervention it’s essential you get it right. You might only get one crack at this, so it needs to go perfectly. Bear in mind that people are going to be very sensitive, and might even be in denial. So you need to tread very carefully and follow these steps to make sure you get it right.

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