When Is the Right Time for an Intervention?

When Is the Right Time for an Intervention?When someone you care about—a family member, friend, coworker or partner—is in the middle of an active addiction, how do you know when to stage an intervention? What is the best time to plan an intervention, and how can you make sure your intervention is successful?

Hundreds and thousands of people are affected by addiction every day. You don’t have to do this alone. Learn more about the intervention process and let us help you plan a successful and targeted intervention for the person you care about.

What Is an Intervention?

An intervention is a loving and carefully planned confrontation that brings friends and family together to help a person acknowledge an addiction problem. Interventions conclude with an offer of treatment for your loved one and are sometimes assisted by intervention specialists, clergy or a counselor. It is important that your intervention include the following:

  • A preplanned and prearranged call to treatment
  • Specific examples of addiction related behaviors and their impact on loved ones
  • Specific and reasonable consequences of not seeking treatment

Signs That It Is Time for an Intervention

You may be hesitating to stage an intervention, but it can save your loved one’s life. The following are some key signs that it is time to consult someone about an intervention:

  • Your loved one seems like he or she cannot stop once drug or alcohol use begins. Once the person is using, it seems as if the substance abuse takes over completely.
  • The person continues to use even when substance use has caused serious life problems such as arrest, illness or job or relationship loss.
  • Your loved one is in denial about addiction and may become defensive or angry when confronted.
  • In other instances, your loved one may admit there is a problem and resolves to stop without success.
  • You find yourself enabling your loved one. Enabling is a clear indication that you are in over your head and need to seek assistance. We can help.

Find Family Rehabilitation and Family Intervention Help Now

If you or your family is ready to make a change, give us a call. Our 24 hour, toll-free helpline is staffed by experienced and knowledgeable recovery professionals who can to help you learn more about planning an intervention, arranging detox, therapy and rehab options. We will take the time to work with you to find the most effective, affordable and successful treatment for your loved one. We can even help you arrange insurance coverage for rehab treatment or find an intervention assistant to help you every step of the way. All calls are confidential and free to you. There is hope for a happier future. Call now.

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