What is an intervention?
An intervention is a situation where an individual is confronted in a non-threatening way about their self-destructive behaviors, such as drug or alcohol abuse. This is done with the help of loved ones and a professionally trained intervention specialist. Under the guidance of an intervention specialist, an intervention group should plan what they will do and say by constructing a strategy. There is no one-size-fits-all plan, as each person and situation are different.
Some interventions may require immediate action. For example, in a crisis intervention, a top priority should be to make sure that everyone involved is out of danger. This is especially important if an addict has children in their care. In the case of an overdose, seek emergency medical help immediately. With crisis and substance abuse interventions, emotions can run very high. It’s important not to engage your addicted loved one aggressively. Let them leave if they wish, or call 911 if necessary.
Intervention help is not always required when someone needs help with an addiction or abuse problem and is willing to make an effort to recover. Calmly approach the person in question and let them know your concerns, then see how you can move forward in getting treatment.
Las Encinas Recovery Center is committed to making a difference in the lives of our patients by giving them the help that they need.
If a loved one is struggling with an addiction or abuse problem and is in need of crisis intervention or substance abuse intervention, contact Las Encinas Recovery Center today so we can assist you with your questions. Our programs are highly structured by qualified professionals and can provide the very best in medical care to our patients.