Intervention Help

Intervention: Taking action to try and save your loved one and your family

Do you have a family member or loved one who is in denial of their substance abuse problem? An intervention with a professional licensed interventionist is your best chance at getting them to finally admit that they have a problem and need professional help to cure it. After you read this page please do not delay, you may be able to avert a potential crisis situation which can often arise when someone doesn’t know they have a drinking or drug problem. individuals in denial about their addiction go about their daily lives without recognizing that they may be endangering the lives of their loved ones or even complete strangers while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Denial, by definition, is the refusal by a drug addict or alcoholic to admit they have a problem, even in the face of overwhelming evidence. This is cited as one of the reasons that compulsion is seldom effective in treating addiction: the habit of denial remains.

Often individuals who are actively abusing alcohol or drugs are unable to see the severity of their problem. In turn, family and friends of a loved one in crisis, can also lose their perspective of what is acceptable or “normal” behavior over time and accept the addict's excuses and way of life. They can also become blind to the addiction and need for intervention that is right in front of them. This is where the term enabling comes from. Families do not always intend to enable, it just happens over time as the addict wears down their loved ones and family.

Friends and family members can also have a fear of confrontation. A well-intentioned family may want to help but fear that confrontation might put too much pressure on their loved one and inadvertently make them do something to hurt themselves. If this is the case in your family, you may need the help of a professional interventionist who has the training, knowledge and experience to bring everyone through this process successfully. Our recommended professional interventionists use a non-confrontational approach which respects your loved one and treats them with dignity. 

How will an Intervention help?

A professional interventionist will lead everyone though the intervention process, including the use of testimonials. Personal testimonials play an integral role in showing an addict the impact that their addiction has had on loved ones, family, friends and finally themselves. An intervention is successful when the person who needs help acknowledges the problem and admits willingness to begin the necessary addiction treatment so that the healing can begin.

What are the different types of Intervention?

Many different types of addictions are good candidates for an intervention. These include:

  • alcohol intervention
  • drug intervention
  • family crisis intervention
  • executive intervention
  • substance abuse intervention
  • trauma intervention
  • eating disorder intervention
  • gambling addiction intervention
  • sexual addiction intervention
  • mental illness intervention

What should I do next if I am considering an Intervention for a loved one?

Addiction in its many different forms can be heartbreaking and sometimes lead to fatal consequences. There is a lot of information that we will provide to you, and this information is all free when you contact us either by our 24 hour Toll-Free phone number at: (800) 567-5986 or by our contact Help Form. Don’t wait or delay now, because you know in your heart by getting to this point and reading about intervention that there is a problem, and you also know that action needs to be taken now before it gets any worse.

Contact the National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Center (NASAIC) anytime toll-free at (800) 784-6776 or through our online form, and we will recommend the leading drug and alcohol rehab centers for you or your loved one.