An intervention specialist is there for the process and beyond

When you are at your wits end with a friend or family member who is addicted to drugs or alcohol or even both, you want to hire an intervention specialist that will escort you down the path of what an intervention means for your loved one and all of the people surrounding them. Having someone who has been on the receiving end of a plea for help, has come out of it a better and stronger person, has been trained in how to deal with these types of scenarios, and can help everyone who is involved gain a better understanding of the situation and what to expect, is going to help everyone feel as comfortable as possible with the decisions they have made.

Addiction intervention isn’t easy, but necessary

Facing a breaking point with a substance abuser is hard for everyone involved. You have seen them head in a downward direction and possibly lose everything they love and hold dear to them. You cannot possibly understand why they would choose something so harmful and detrimental over a fulfilling and prosperous life surrounded by people who care for them. An intervention specialist is going to not only validate your feelings, but allow you to see things from the addict’s point of view. What was once a choice is now a compulsion and while the person you are trying to get help for does have to own up to their actions and behaviors, the main point of the mediation is to get them in to treatment.

Getting your loved one in to a residential treatment center is the goal everyone has to keep in mind. While they are there, they can learn how to heal their mind and body, as well as their relationships with the people they have wronged. The intervention specialist can also help the family members involved get the treatment they deserve to alter their thinking and behaviors and to not allow themselves to sink in to the depths of addiction with someone they care for ever again.

When an addict is faced with the ultimatum of an intervention, they generally react very angrily and are not ready to make the decision based on your feelings alone. Having an intervention specialist right there with you can bring the talk back to mechanics and help them realize why being sober and rehabilitated is a better way of life and that they will not have an opportunity like this again.

An array of Intervention services to choose from

An addiction intervention is a hard thing to go through for everyone involved, but with the help of a mediator you can increase your chances of having a success. Intervention services are meant to be a healing endeavor not only for the person afflicted with this addiction, but also for their friends and family who have gone through it with them and have lost a lot of themselves in the process as well. While the goal is to get the substance abuser in to treatment for detoxification, rehabilitation, and recovery, the circle of friends and family that have been by their side needs to also be in treatment to understand their role and how to break the cycle.

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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