Why Interventions Fail: Avoiding Pitfalls

Popular TV shows like Intervention and Dr. Phil would have us believe that people always change for the better when confronted. This simply isn’t true.

Choosing an Intervention Professional

Today, with the voracious nature of the opioid epidemic spreading like wildfire all across the country, well-trained Intervention professionals are needed now more than ever before.

Planning a Successful Teen Intervention

Does your teenager have a problem with drugs or alcohol? You may very well need take some form of immediate action. The sooner the correct treatment regimen is started, the higher the prognosis for ...

Planning an Intervention... for Yourself

Learn how to plan an intervention for yourself. There are countless pathways to recovery but none of them are walked alone. Find out what needs to be done, based on what's possible - not on what's ...

Mental Health Intervention: "Safety First!"
© Salvis Are

Planning a safe and successful mental health intervention requires a clear, comprehensive, and compassionate plan. Rather than trying to break down the seemingly impenetrable walls of mental illness ...

Intervention Tip #3 – Treatment Planning
© Michael Behrens

Step 1 – answer the questions in this article. Step 2 - take this information to an addiction professional. Step 3 – get a treatment recommendation.

Intervention Tip #2 – Assessing the Problem
© Celeste

How can you find a solution when you don’t understand the problem? By accurately assessing the severity of the addiction you are better able to select an appropriate level of care.

Intervention Tip #1 - Avoid Debate
© Cesarastudilla

Tips on running a successful intervention. Stick to the facts and avoid getting bogged down in debates about what’s true and what’s not.

Preparation for Successful Interventions
© Rickydavid

Consider the common pitfalls of intervention and how to avoid them. As difficult as this process is, there's a lot we can do to prepare ourselves.

How to Write an Intervention Letter in 5 Steps
© E_Walk

Why you need to prepare a personal script to read before an intervention and the 5 components of an effective letter.

Interventions – Not Only for Addiction
© Remuz

Interventions are most commonly used to help convince a reluctant loved one of the need for addiction treatment, but interventions can also be used to convince people with eating disorders, sex ...

Inside (10 articles)

Today, with the voracious nature of the opioid epidemic spreading like wildfire all across the country, well-trained Intervention professionals are needed now more than ever before.

Does your teenager have a problem with drugs or alcohol? You may very well need take some form of immediate action. The sooner the correct treatment regimen is started, the higher the prognosis for long-term recovery.

Learn how to plan an intervention for yourself. There are countless pathways to recovery but none of them are walked alone. Find out what needs to be done, based on what's possible - not on what's comfortable.

Mental Health Interventions: Preparation & Safety Considerations © Salvis Are

Planning a safe and successful mental health intervention requires a clear, comprehensive, and compassionate plan. Rather than trying to break down the seemingly impenetrable walls of mental illness on your own, consider breaking right through them with professional help.

Intervention Tip #3 – Collecting Information for Treatment Planning © Michael Behrens

Step 1 – answer the questions in this article. Step 2 - take this information to an addiction professional. Step 3 – get a treatment recommendation.

Intervention Tip #2 - Assessing the Severity of the Addiction © Celeste

How can you find a solution when you don’t understand the problem? By accurately assessing the severity of the addiction you are better able to select an appropriate level of care.

Mental Health Interventions © Remuz

Interventions are most commonly used to help convince a reluctant loved one of the need for addiction treatment, but interventions can also be used to convince people with eating disorders, sex addiction, gambling disorder, OCD and other compulsive or destructive behaviors of a need for treatment and change.

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Overview
  • Forget Rock Bottom: Research even shows that in some cases people pushed into a treatment program do better than those who go of their own accord!
  • Consider a Professional: "High stakes" of an intervention require delicate coordination. Interventions often benefit from the guidance, planning and leadership of an experienced professional.
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