An intervention is a structured, solution-oriented process whose purpose is to persuade someone, who is abusing alcohol or drugs, to receive the treatment he/she needs. Family and friends are ideally involved throughout this process, which is orchestrated by a professional interventionist. The intervention provides a catalyst for treatment and healing for everyone affected by the substance abuse.
Initially, the interventionist will interview family and loved ones to gain information and insight into the addict’s situation. The interventionist will then schedule the actual intervention. It most cases, and for multiple reasons, it is critical that the intervention remain unknown to addict for the highest chance of success. The interventionist will meet with those participating, beforehand, for final discussion and planning. The intent of the process is that the substance abuser go directly into a treatment program accompanied by the interventionist.
The rate of success with a seasoned, effective interventionist is over 90%. When uneducated family or friends attempt an intervention, without professional direction and assistance, the success rate is less than 10%! The interventionist’s role in the addict’s healing process does not end when the addict is admitted into a treatment program, rather the interventionist remains a vital influence and support from beginning to completion, and often beyond, always available to assist, whenever needed.
Miramar Treatment Center affiliates with and endorses a few proven interventionists of the highest caliber and standards. We gladly assist in connecting the families and friends of prospective clients with them, as we understand how critical it is to achieve success the first time.