Do I Need a Professional Intervention Services?

When is it time to call on professional intervention services? There’s no time like the present. While the process of intervention is misunderstood by the public at large – it’s about coercing or forcing treatment. Rather it’s helping a person who is struggling with addiction to see that they are greatly loved, and that a ray of hope exists for a new life. A life free of the pain and lies of addiction.

What is an interventionist?

An Interventionist is most often a professional counselor who is trained to help individuals who are addicted to drugs or alcohol, as well as their family members and friends. Interventionists undergo specialized training which allows them to assess a person’s level of addiction, and whether a detox and an in-patient rehab are necessary. Some interventionists also specialize in and assess other compulsive, damaging behavior such as sex or gambling addictions. While each interventionist will employ his or her own style, in all cases, the overarching tone of the intervention should be one of love and respect.
Why Does My Family Need a Drug Addiction Intervention?

There are simply times in our lives when we can use the input of an unbiased professional. Addiction is often a disease which effects entire families – often the drug user is not the only person in denial regarding his or her problem. Families can benefit from the aid of an intervention specialist because they often too emotionally invested to take a full inventory of the problem. One of the major benefits of a drug addiction intervention is getting everyone involved on the same page. Addicts are masterful at spinning tales for different family members in order to obtain money to support their habits, or to hide their escalating use. When under an interventionist’s guidance, friends and family have shared information and compared notes, a much clearer picture of the situation develops. This may be the first time everyone invovled realizes just how deep their loved one’s problem has become.
Time For a Drug Intervention – Get the Support You Need

So, the intervention is a planned. Addiction is an emotionally charged issue and can be overwhelming. Without professional perspective and insight, an intervention may not be the success that you are hoping for. – in fact, it may backfire. If, on the other hand, you’ve worked with a professional the effort is a compassionate and nonjudgmental with the focus firmly on getting your loved one to agree to treatment. No matter how well-prepared you may be, this will still be a trying, emotionally-charged day for all concerned. To guide and ease this transition and to increase the odds your loved one will agree to treatment, a professional interventionist is the perfect solution.

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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