The Intervention Process
- This plan will include assessing the situation, making several treatment program suggestions and guiding you through the entire intervention process.
- We will connect you with the most appropriate resources to help the person struggling make the choices needed to move from the active disease of addiction into an effective and supportive treatment experience.
- We know every family, company, and situation is different making each intervention unique. Below is an example of what the process could look like. The crisis intervention process due to the threat of imminent danger, death or psychiatric emergency and due to the urgency of the situation is an accelerated process.
Assessment & Coordination
- We will get to know you and your family, along with the friends who will be involved in the intervention. We create a family map, and immerse ourselves in the history and story of your loved one and their addiction.
- We will help you assemble your intervention network or “Board of Directors” by assessing appropriate participants for the intervention/family meeting.
- We will work with the key family members to determine the best time and place for a successful meeting.
- Members of the intervention network will understand their role prior to the family meeting/intervention.
- Your intervention network (family, friends, coworkers) will make every decision. That eliminates your addicted loved ones ability to pressure anyone one-on-one and undermine the process. This ends the cycle of shame, blame and guilt for the individuals involved, since everyone will be working as a united front.
- Together, we will compile a complete review of physical and mental health, current lifestyle circumstances, chemical dependency status (including a complete list of drugs; prescribed and other, and alcohol) currently being used, other addictive behaviors, educational and vocational history, financial considerations and legal concerns.
- Your loved one’s addiction will be examined, discussed, and processed prior to the intervention, in order to clarify any concerns or considerations your loved one might have, which would detract from the primary focus of the intervention. That includes factors such as employment situations, family needs, financial obligations and scheduling problems.
- We will prepare your group by helping you get your eyewitness accounts in order and ready to share with your loved one. Presenting your stories and concerns as a group is more effective than one on one confrontation. There really is strength in numbers. The truth will be delivered with love and purpose.
- We will communicate with the treatment center regarding the clinical aspects of your loved one’s history to provide an efficient admission.
- We will discuss with the designated escort team the logistics of delivering your loved one to treatment.
- The family meeting will occur at the predetermined location. We review key objectives, provide group encouragement and answer last minute questions.
- Your addicted loved one will have already been invited to participate in the event, and when they arrive, we will engage him or her to move from resistance to acceptance, and begin real change.
- Our goal is that he/she will seek immediate treatment that day.
- We will remain flexible for any unexpected changes, i.e. addicted love one fails to attend, there are unexpected interruptions, etc.
Post-Intervention – Continuing Care
- We will debrief with the group after the intervention is complete.
- We will interact with the treatment team at the facility to ensure patient is participating in the master treatment plan.
- We will continue to follow up with members of your intervention network on a weekly basis while the client is in treatment. The network of intervention participants will continue to act as a Board of Directors, so no one makes decisions one-on-one with the addicted individual
- The recovery process is not just for the addicted individual. The entire network will make a commitment to the process of recovery. That will include addiction education, therapy (if appropriate), and weekly follow up with your network. This ensures personal growth, behavioral changes, and continuing communication for the addicted individual and family to lessens the chance of relapse. Referrals for individual, couples and family therapy will be made when appropriate.
- We will collaborate with the addicted individual, the treatment center, and your intervention network to ensure treatment completion, relapse prevention, and the resolution of grief, codependency and other issues at the root of the addictive disease.
Please call for more information, at no obligation, and let’s figure out a way to help those you love find recovery, so your family can begin to heal, reconnect and communicate in a healthy way. Our number is (855) 694-6734.
All aspects of the intervention are completely confidential.
Inspire Interventions is not affiliated with any treatment center. We are committed to making interventions accessible, affordable and to upholding the high ethical standards of the National Association of Intervention Specialists.