When is an Intervention Necessary?
A professionally staged intervention is a good idea if your loved one refuses to seek treatment, if your loved one has become a danger to him or herself or to others, or if your loved one is suffering from a substance abuse disorder and an underlying mental health condition that is not being adequately treated. Suffering from an untreated mental illness makes it even more difficult to make rational decisions, and puts individuals at higher risk. Of course, substance abuse — on its own — is a disease characterized by irrational thinking and deep-rooted denial. Even if someone suffering from addiction has overdosed repeatedly, wound up homeless and lost everything, obtaining and using chemical substances might still take priority. In situations like these, crisis intervention services become absolutely necessary. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in order for addiction treatment to be effective it does not necessarily need to be voluntary — in many cases, professionally staged interventions are required in order to get the ball rolling. The moment you contact Guardian Recovery Network and explain your current circumstances we put you into contact with one of our experienced and licensed interventionists, who walk you through every additional step of the process.
It is important that you never attempt to organize or carry-out an intervention on your own. Doing so can easily backfire and push your loved one even farther away. In order for an intervention to be effective and successful there is a very specific formula that must be adhered to. Read more about the step-by-step process below, or reach out to us for more detailed information on the intervention services we provide.
Confronting Addiction Through Professional Intervention
Each call to Guardian Recovery Network for intervention is treated with gravity and urgency. We know that a hurting family is reaching out in desperation — and that the life of a loved one hangs in the balance. Your call sets our highly effective, evidence-based intervention process in motion. Steps include:
- In-depth facilitation by a trained and licensed interventionist – who develops a plan of action that includes intervention participants, intervention setting, and the therapeutic approach for engaging the individual in a desire to change.
- Comprehensive planning for pre-admission – and immediate travel to a residential treatment facility best-suited to an individual’s needs and financial picture.
- Education and clarification – for the intervention participants on the issue(s) at play, the family dynamics involved, and the ongoing need for family support.
- Guidance and mediation – during the actual intervention as family and friends reveal their own struggles and heartaches resulting from a loved one’s struggle with drug or alcohol misuse, eating disorder or mental health condition.
- Travel accompaniment – and compassionate support for the individual who agrees to enter detox or residential treatment.