How to Safely Stage an Intervention

How to Safely Stage an InterventionAn intervention is your opportunity to help an addicted loved one come to terms with the knowledge that his or her drug or alcohol use is out of control. Without proper planning an intervention can become unpredictable or even dangerous.

Hiring an Intervention Professional to Ensure Safety

Before staging an intervention consult with professional interventionists who will be able to advise you on the process. The following are the benefits of hiring an interventionist:

  • You will receive access to intervention resources
  • You will receive information and guidance about the best types of interventions
  • You will receive wisdom and experience from someone who has been through several interventions
  • You will understand what your role in the intervention is and will be able to express to your friend or family member how much you care about him or her
  • You will understand what reactions to expect from your addicted loved one


Learning how to do an intervention is not something that can be fully learned by reading a book or a website. It takes a thorough understanding of the entire process that can generally only be imparted to you by an experienced interventionist.

Safety Tips for Conducting an Intervention

As a part of learning how to plan an intervention, you will learn about important safety procedures such as the following:

  • Reconsider including children or even adolescents in the intervention due to the language that could be used and the erratic behavior that may be seen in an individual being confronted with his or her addiction
  • If your addicted family member has a history of domestic abuse then you may want to include friends and relatives that can help diffuse the situation should it become violent

A safe drug or alcohol intervention requires an understanding of the process.

Getting Help for Safe Interventions

We can connect you with experienced and knowledgeable interventionists who can help you to learn how to plan an intervention that runs smoothly and accomplishes its goals. Call our toll-free helpline so that we can help you locate reputable and licensed interventionists, addiction professionals and rehab services. We can also offer drug and alcohol rehab information that will help you plan for your loved one’s recovery needs. Calls are confidential, and we are here to talk 24 hours a day. Let us help you get your loved one on the path to sobriety.

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