An intervention is when you try to get a loved one the help they need if they are suffering from any type of drug addiction. It can take preparation to plan for an intervention, so make sure you have the time set aside to work on it. Doing a drug intervention could save a life.
An interventionist is someone who can help you do your intervention. They specialize in talking to people about substance abuse and addiction. It is important that you take the time to find the best interventionist in your area.
In order to find such a person, one option is to go to a local rehab center. Usually there will be an interventionist on hand, or you can use one of the rehab counselors to help you out.
You will want to sit down with this person in order to get the help you need to set up your intervention. The interventionist will be able to give you tips on what to say to a person who is addicted to a substance. They will also be able to tell you things to stay away from saying to a person suffering from addiction. You can also get tips from them about where to have the intervention, and how many people should be part of it.
You will want to have your family write down things about the person who you are having the meeting with. You will want to have them write about why they feel that person should get the help that they need.
Many times a person suffering from a drug addiction will listen to their family and get the help that they need. When it comes to the day of the intervention, you will want to do something to ensure everyone stays calm.
A good idea is to cook a nice meal and have a nice conversation while eating. You do not want to freak the person out. You should tell the person that you and the family need to talk to them. You never want to mention the word intervention to them, the whole point is that you need them to show up to the meeting.
While doing the meeting, you will want to keep a calm tone, you never want to yell at your loved one. You and your family should speak first telling your loved one why each one of them feel the individual needs to get help. After that the interventionist can step in and explain exactly what will happen to your loved on in rehab. When people hear the word rehab they will usually get defensive, and some could even get angry and storm away.
You never want to go after someone, you want to give them space and time to think the whole situation over. The whole goal is to get your loved one to agree to get the help that they need.
Once your loved one agrees to get help you can then take them for a tour of a rehab facility. Drug addiction can take six months to a year to get over, so you will want to find a rehab facility that is convenient for your situation. This may include centers that are in another, nearby state, depending where you live. You may want to have the ability to check on your loved one every now and then to ensure that they are doing alright.
If you cannot go visit them, write to them because it can get lonely in a rehab facility at times. In the end, you will be able to say that you helped a loved one get over their drug addiction, and it is very likely, that as upset or defensive they may be, they will very likely thank you one day.