What Happens When You Use Intervention Services

You never want to see a loved one struggle, especially with drug or alcohol addiction. Dealing with a loved one’s addiction can be an incredibly stressful experience. It is a challenge to figure out what to do and how to help, particularly when traditional methods of communication and support have failed. In some cases, professional intervention services may be necessary to motivate a loved one to seek help with addiction.

The Encino Detox Center team regularly works with the family and friends of loved ones with addiction. Planning and implementing an intervention can be incredibly emotional, bringing up unexpected emotions like regret and betrayal. But in reality, it might be the very thing that saves your loved one’s life.

What is a Professional Intervention?

A professional intervention is a structured process involving the loved ones of an individual with an addiction to encourage them to seek treatment. The process typically involves a team of trained professionals, including a professional interventionist, and family and friends.

Our intervention services focus on creating a safe and open space where a person with addiction can understand how their behavior affects their loved ones and be encouraged to seek treatment through an addiction treatment program.

When are Intervention Services Necessary?

We see family and friends choose help in interventions for various reasons. It often becomes the next step after traditional methods of communication have failed. A professional intervention can allow loved ones to express their concerns, make observations, and offer support in a structured way. A professional interventionist can also help guide the conversation and provide a neutral third party to balance a potentially tense situation.

Interventions are typically used when addiction has become severe, and the individual is unwilling to seek help independently. We want a professional intervention to be that turning point for individuals in denial about their addiction.

How Does a Professional Intervention Work?

Intervention services will look different for every family or community. The Encino Detox Center will work with you to understand your family’s unique situation and dynamic. Typically, planning a professional intervention will include the following steps:

1. Selecting an Intervention Team

Selecting an intervention team like The Encino Detox Center is the first step in a professional intervention. But the “team” will also include family and friends close to the individual. The members of your intervention team should be chosen based on their close relationship with the individual who needs treatment.

2. Learning About Addiction

Intervention team members are educated about addiction, including how it affects individuals and their loved ones’ relationships. This is an integral part of the process for our team to learn more about your loved one and the unique situation you face.

3. Planning the Intervention

The intervention team works together to plan the intervention, discussing what will be said and how it will be phrased. It is also essential to consider the date, time, and location of where the intervention might take place. We are here to help you through this decision-making process.

4. The Intervention

The intervention hapens. During this process, the intervention team shares their concerns and offers support in a structured way. The individual with addiction is encouraged to seek treatment. Professional intervention services provide a trained professional to help guide the conversation and address tension. 

5. After the Intervention

If the individual agrees to seek treatment, the intervention team helps the individual access high-quality addiction treatment, like a program at The Encino Detox Center. As treatment begins, the intervention team should stay involved as members of the individual’s support system.

Common Questions About Intervention

Intervention services help you plan the best course for approaching your loved one and encouraging them to seek treatment. But we recognize the process can be nerve-racking and stressful. Here are the questions we commonly hear from family and friends:

1. Will the intervention be successful?

We can not predict a person’s response, and there is no guarantee that an intervention will be successful, but professional intervention services have a high success rate. Careful planning and the involvement of a trained interventionist mean greater chances for success.

2. Will my relationship with my loved one be affected?

Whether you are working with a professional or conducting an intervention alone, the situation can be emotional. Worrying about the impact it might have on your loved one is normal. We encourage family members and friends to remember that the intervention will ultimately improve the relationship since it will encourage the individual to seek treatment.

3. Can the Individual be forced into treatment?

No one can be forced into treatment. And the road to recovery requires someone to be willing to heal. But, an intervention might encourage the person to seek help voluntarily.

4. Can’t I just convince my loved one to seek help?

Sometimes a heart-to-heart conversation can be exactly what someone needs to seek treatment. We see clients turn to intervention services when traditional methods have failed. In many cases, individuals do not realize the severity of their addiction. Professional interventions are structured to allow the individual to acknowledge the impact of their addiction and encourage them to seek treatment.

5. How can I best support my loved one during this time?

If you are considering intervention services to help a loved one, it already means you want to support them! Before and after the intervention happens, maintain a supportive and encouraging approach—blaming or shaming is never helpful. We encourage family and friends to recognize their loved ones’ efforts in recovery and celebrate the milestones of their journey. 

You can also have an impact by staying involved during recovery, such as attending family support groups and visiting as schedules allow. Support healthy habits such as exercise, meditation, and yoga. Or, better yet, participate in those activities together. 

Choosing Intervention Services

Professional interventions can be an incredibly powerful tool for helping loved ones with addiction seek the help they need to overcome addiction. While it is normal to feel hesitant or unsure about the intervention process, we encourage you to recognize the value and potential impact it can have in helping a loved one recover and, sometimes, even saving their life.

If you have a loved one struggling with addiction, remember that recovery is possible. To learn more about professional intervention services provided through the Encino Detox Center in Los Angeles, CA, contact us at 1-833-433-2435 or visit us online at theencinodetoxcenter.com

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