Let an Intervention Specialist Guide You through the Process


If you have been considering an intervention for a friend or family member, make sure you seek one of our professional interventionist to help you.  An intervention is a complicated process that requires the direction of trained professional in order to be successful.

An intervention is more than just gathering some friends and family together to confront an addict.  There are going to be a lot of emotions that will need to be reined in to keep the conversation productive.  If you elect to stage an intervention without the benefit of an intervention specialist you are taking a huge risk that the intervention could completely backfire with everyone even more hurt and pulled further away from one another.

It is crucial to keep an intervention on track, and that can be hard to do when you don’t have any experience in interventions and you are so emotionally invested.  Without one of our specialists there to guide everyone, it can devolve into a tearful shouting match that accomplishes nothing, and that is not what you want to happen.  Your goal is to get the addict to agree to treatment, not to vent all of your pain and frustration.

Our Interventionists are trained professionals who specialize in addiction recovery services.  They are often former addicts themselves and have insight into addiction that you don’t have.  They can help you understand the dynamics of addiction a little bit better so that no one will be assuming the addict can just stop their behavior and end up being unintentionally dismissive of how hard addiction recovery can be.

At Family First, the Intervention specialists help serve as an outside perspective that can see the situation in a way that everyone involved is too close to see.  Their experience is crucial to the ultimate success of the intervention because they can be an unbiased sounding board and offer advice to keep the process rolling forward when inevitable obstacles emerge.

If someone you love is struggling with substance abuse and you have decided the best way to save their life is to stage an intervention, then please do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible to ensure we can guide you through the process right away.

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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