What is an Intervention?
An intervention is a guided conversation between you and your loved one facilitated by a therapist. This conversation is designed to help your loved one see how their addiction impacts their life and those around them. Tranquil Shores can provide more information on how to stage an intervention and why they are successful.
What Occurs During an Intervention?
During an intervention, you can share your concerns and feelings with your loved one in a safe and supportive environment. The therapist will help keep the conversation on track and guide you toward a resolution. This resolution may involve your loved one getting help for their addiction.
What to Know Before the Intervention
The first step for you to take before asking your loved one about participating in an intervention is to have a conversation with them about actions they have already taken in their recovery from addiction. Are they actively speaking with a professional about their recovery? Have they been to any type of support group? These are essential questions to ask to determine if they will choose to participate in an intervention or if they will be against the idea.
Interventions should be done by a licensed professional with adequate training. A therapist will be able to guide you and your loved one on how to approach the intervention and provide you with tips on how to communicate your intentions during the process.
Who Should Participate in an Intervention?
Anyone concerned about your loved one’s addiction should participate in the intervention. This may include family members, friends, co-workers, or any other important people in their life. Having a unified front when approaching your loved one about their addiction is vital.
Why Are Interventions Successful?
Interventions are successful because they provide an opportunity for you to express your concerns and feelings in a safe and supportive environment. Having the therapist present helps maintain the course of the conversation to better guide it toward a resolution (rather than allowing it to derail). Ultimately, the ideal resolution may involve your love one seeking professional treatment and guidance to overcome their addiction.
The therapist will also allow you to hear how your loved one feels about their addiction and what they are willing to do to change it. Additionally, interventions offer hope by showing that there is a way forward and that recovery is possible.
Signs It’s Time to Stage an Intervention
If you’re not sure whether or not an intervention is suitable for your loved one, here are some signs that it may be time:
- They’ve expressed a desire to quit but haven’t been able to on their own.
- They’ve become increasingly isolated from friends and family.
- They’re engaging in risky behaviors.
- Their appearance has changed dramatically.
- They’re experiencing financial problems as a result of their addiction.
How Can We Help?
If you’re concerned about your loved one’s addiction and think an intervention may be right for them, Tranquil Shores can help. We offer a variety of resources to help you stage an intervention and get your loved one the treatment they need.
We offer evidence-based treatment for those struggling with addiction and mental health disorders. We provide a safe and supportive environment for healing and recovery while striving to help our clients build the skills they need.
Tranquil Shores is here to provide more information and support as you take this vital step in helping your loved one recover from addiction. Visit our website or call us today at (727) 591-4119 to learn more about how we can help you.