An intervention specialist is here to weather the storm with you

You never thought it would get so bad that you had to call in an intervention specialist but the storm has taken over your lives and you see no outlet for the sun to shine through again. At the first rumblings of thunder came a roaring addiction that took everyone by surprise and now you may not know the first thing about how to get your loved one in to treatment. An addiction mediator is here to help you not only understand what your friend or family member is going through with their substance abuse, but to also let them know that you are going through as someone who loves them and is watching this happen or is directly impacted by their behavior and actions.

Intervention Specialist that can relate

An intervention specialist has the tough job of helping the friends and family outline an accountability action plan. This is where everyone can put on to paper the affect they have seen the addiction have over the person they are trying to get in to treatment, and what consequences will take place if the person refuses. In a last ditch effort, tough love must be enacted and putting the responsibility back on the shoulders of the addict is what needs to happen for them to be able to see that they couldn’t do it on their own.

As an intervention specialist, they have either gone through the process of addiction themselves and understand everything there is to know about it, or they have been through enough training and education to be able to speak intelligently and accurately about the affliction that has torn families apart. Their goal is to help you get your loved one in to a treatment facility to be able to come out of it healthy and sober and begin to repair the circle of friends and family that they have tarnished for so very long.

In what may be a very emotional project, the intervention specialist is there to help the friends and family understand what is behind the actions and behavior they have been witnessing and to help the addict understand where the family and friends are coming from. The object of an addiction mediation is not to place blame or get anyone to admit fault, but to merely get the substance abuser in to treatment where they can get the help they need and learn about responsibility for themselves.

Utilize Intervention Services

An addiction intervention may be seen as the last resort for some loved ones of an addict, but it can also be viewed as the first step to a new and healthy life. Intervention services are to be used when the family can no longer get through to the person afflicted with this awful addiction; when they cannot handle the enabling any longer and need an outside influence to help give the final push to a rehabilitation facility that can teach coping techniques and skills and give them back their life. This storm will pass as all others do, you might just need a little more help than Mother Nature can give you.

Mike Loverde

As a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), member of NAATP, NAADAC, and accredited by the Pennsylvania Certification Board, Mike Loverde knows first-hand what it’s like to live life with addiction. By overcoming it, he had a calling to work with others who struggle with drug and alcohol addictions—the people who use and the families who feel helpless watching them decay.

With thousands of interventions across the United States done and many more to come, Loverde continues to own the intervention space, since 2005, by working with medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists and others who need expert assistance for their patients who need intervention. To further his impact on behavioral health and maximize intervention effectiveness, Loverde is near completion of a Masters in Addiction Studies (MHS) accreditation, as well as a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC), and is committed to attaining the designation of a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

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