What To Expect From Family Intervention Services

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The decision to pursue an addiction intervention is one that takes extreme dedication, commitment and love. With the continued popularity of addiction-based reality TV and related media coverage, more and more families are taking substance abuse issues into their own hands and seeking help with one of our professionals to properly deal with the addictions of friends and family members. Are you wondering what to expect throughout the intervention process? In the entry below, we will provide you with some guidance in in how to utilize our family intervention services.

Step 1 – Contact us right away! As with any intervention it is vital to get the ball rolling with one of our interventionists and executing our intervention services takes time and effort.

Step 2 – Gather a small list of questions you may have for us. We want to address the type of addiction your loved one is dealing with and how we will be going to implement the process.

Step 3 – Schedule a one-on-one meeting with one of our interventionist to plan out the intervention. Bring a list of individuals whom you’d like to participate, and discuss the roles each person plays in the life of the addict. Our interventionist will be able to provide you with some guidance regarding who should be involved. Discuss the addiction history and potential treatment plans.

Step 4 – Schedule your pre-intervention. This meeting should involve each intervention participant, sans the individual in question. Here, our interventionist will be able to prepare each participant for the actual intervention, while answering any questions and addressing concerns. They will also be able to help participants in writing their intervention letter to the addict. Making certain everyone is on the same page is vital in ensuring the best possible outcome for the intervention.

Step 5 – During the actual intervention, our interventionist will act as the sole moderator and authority figure. Because this process is such an emotional experience, it’s not uncommon for tensions to run high. Having a professional in place to regulate the participants will help ensure a safe, loving and comfortable atmosphere for those involved.

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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