The Benefits of Hiring An Intervention Specialist

So you’ve put in the time, done the research and decided to move forward with a drug or alcohol intervention; Your family and friends are behind you, a treatment plan is in the works, and your optimism is the highest it’s been in quite some time…. but there’s still one piece missing; the intervention specialist. You may find yourself thinking, “Why can’t I tackle the intervention on my own? Why can’t we handle the situation?” Well, truth be told… you can. However, if you’re serious about getting your loved one the assistance they truly deserve, an investment into professional help is always going to be your best shot.

Here’s why:

Just as with any other gathering, a family intervention can benefit exponentially from the guidance and organization of a trusted leader. Our intervention specialist is able to fill this role in a manner which is both displaced directly from the subject while authoritative in nature, adding a new spin to the conversation taking place.

As the very nature of an intervention typically takes the addict by surprise, it’s imperative to retain a sense of control in a situation that may become potentially hostile and negative. Not only will a specialist have the necessary training to regulate the intervention, but they will have the experience and knowledge needed to communicate positively with each party member, including the addict for whom the intervention has been planned.

Once the decision has been made to accept the aid of an intervention specialist, the potential for a successful outcome skyrockets. Rather than stepping on everyone’s toes each and every step of the way, planners will find the intervention to be intricately planned, organized and implemented by someone with an outside perspective, resulting in a mood and atmosphere that is calm, collected, loving and strong.

One of our qualified intervention specialists will be able to look deeper into the family dynamic, offering advice, tips and insight to those involved in the intervention process. In this fashion, participants will be afforded the opportunity to gain a different perspective of their own actions, and how they might be able to alter these actions towards the greater good of the addict’s life as well as their own.

And let’s face it; an intervention is stressful enough without having to worry about regulating the process. Those who are already overly involved in the current situation will find it very difficult to devote the proper amount of time, energy and effort to an intervention without compromising the potential outcome.  Give yourself a little room to breathe and hand the reigns over to someone who can streamline the event into something that is both positive and beneficial for everyone involved. The potential rewards are well worth the sacrifice.


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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