FAMILY INTERVENTION 101
Our family interventions are different than what other professional interventionist services offer. We specialize in three types of intervention services: addiction interventions, mental health interventions and co-occurring disorder interventions. Depending on the situation, our professional interventionists create a two-day plan to help your loved one through the family intervention process. Here is a typical Intervention Services, Inc. family intervention plan:
The first day of the intervention process can last anywhere from 6 to 8 hours. On the first day we focus on the family. By educating you on your loved one’s condition, we help your family understand how they have enabled the crisis. We’ll guide you on how you can help and support your loved one at this time. Then we’ll plan the family intervention itself.
The intervention process begins when you contact us for guidance about your loved one’s situation. We will listen to your needs and use this information to pick the right professional interventionist for you. Depending on the crisis intervention, we will help you choose a treatment center, the level of care you’d like, the program style and the program type.
It’s important that everyone leaves their preconceived notions at the door. This allows the entire family to come to terms with how they’ve been affected by the condition.
Through tough love, the family intervention sets healthy and effective boundaries with the subject.
Family Intervention Planning
This includes seating arrangements, review of loving letters, planning whom will be present and preparation for the inevitably strong emotional responses.
Day two of the family intervention is typically very emotional. Your family and friends should be prepared for the following:
Your family will read letters of love to the subject of the crisis intervention. This will encourage an emotional connection with him/her.
Depending on the type of crisis intervention, outcomes will differ, but often ends with a bag being packed. If your loved one doesn’t agree to treatment, the family intervention will continue until your family decides to end it. It’s important to stay firm and confident. 90 percent of family interventions are successful.