An intervention specialist has a job to do, but needs your help

Hiring an intervention specialist is the best thing you can do for your loved one who may be a substance abuser and in trouble of losing the life they deserve. Having an advocate for treatment in alcohol and drug abuse cases that can help you as family and friends of the addict understand what they are going through, and also help the habituate understand what will happen when they accept the treatment you are providing for them, will help everyone to get on the same page and agree to what is right for the entire circle.

Plethora of Intervention Services to choose from

Getting your loved one in to a detoxification, rehabilitation, and recovery facility is the end result everyone wants from mediation and an intervention specialist is going to help you pursue that in the most compassionate way possible while still helping the addict to assume responsibility for and come to terms with their actions and how to repair the consequences from them. While this may be a scary and uncertain time, the intervention specialist can help you to distance yourself from the situation while your friend or family member gets help, as well as get you the help you need to understand the enabling behavior you have been exhibiting. In order to reach the outcome you all desire, everyone needs help to change the behavior that has sustained this addiction.

Intervention Specialist is your mediator

An intervention specialist is not there to take a side or to make anyone take the blame. Their main goal is to get the addict to take the treatment that is being bestowed upon them and to come out healthy and happy and live a fulfilling life. They can obtain this objective with your help and the admission from your loved one. They will be there to act as a mediator between the parties that are bound to get emotional and possibly even hostile considering their history and the severity of the situation.

The mediator can help each party to understand the other. The addict may not understand that they even have a problem, or why their friends and family think they need treatment, and that may cause animosity and feelings of hurt between loved ones. The friends and family may not understand how the addict cannot see the hurt they are causing to those around them or to their own minds and bodies.

Having an addiction intervention planned and bringing in an outside party to arbitrate the meeting is the best way to go about getting your loved one the help they deserve. Trying to go at this project alone, the family members may not be as successful at getting the addict to admit their problems or to go through the treatment and accept responsibility for their substance abuse. Intervention services are best done as a whole unit, including your help, but need to be led by an intervention specialist for the maximum positive effect.

Mike Loverde

With firsthand experience with addiction, Mike Loverde is now a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), as accredited by the Association of Intervention Specialists and the Pennsylvania Certification Board. He founded Family First Intervention in 2008 and has since helped hundreds of families find intervention and addiction rehabilitation solutions.

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