What is an intervention?
An intervention is a carefully planned process that may be done by family and friends, in consultation with a doctor or professional such as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor or directed by an intervention professional (interventionist). It sometimes involves a member of your loved one's faith or others who care about the person struggling with addiction.
Addicts are more likely to seek treatment when they undergo an intervention, but interventions don't affect the outcome of the treatment itself.
How do you know you might need an intervention?
It can be hard to approach someone struggling with addiction. Although friends or loved ones mean well, they might not know what to say. The addicted person might also deny that they have a drug or alcohol problem, making open conversation difficult.
Outward signs someone is struggling might include:
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