Intervention FAQ’s


How do I know if my loved one needs an Intervention?

There are a number of reasons that an Intervention may be necessary. An intervention can be a scary proposition. Maybe your loved one has been resistant to treatment in the past? Maybe your family is fearful of how your loved one will react when asked to accept help? Determining if it is the right next step can be intimidating. The best thing you and your family can do is give us a call and allow our interventionist to learn more about the situation. Together, we can determine how to proceed.

Why does my loved one need an Intervention?

Most people who are actively abusing drugs or alcohol, or struggling with mental health issues, have lost the ability to determine if their behavior is normal and acceptable. This causes our loved one to minimize or deny the issue completely. Whether a person is suffering from alcoholism, addiction, or trauma, the denial can be the same. Organizing the family around a united goal of recovery is in most cases the only way to break through the patterns of denial and deceit.

Why should we use the services of a Certified Interventionist?

Specialized training is required to properly and effectively guide a family through the intervention process. A Certified Interventionist possesses advanced degrees and certifications with training in addiction, family systems, trauma, and other compulsive behaviors. Using an Interventionist provides a skilled and uniquely qualified advocate who will provide valuable, first-hand experience.

Does my loved one need to hit “rock bottom” before an Intervention will be successful?

No! In fact, waiting any longer can be detrimental to your loved one’s health and well-being. This popular misconception has kept many families from taking healthy steps towards recovery. Through the process of Intervention, we can raise the bottom and take action immediately.

We have tried to get our loved one into treatment before, it never worked before, why will an Intervention convince them to go to treatment?

This is why using a qualified Interventionist is so important. Addicts can be some of the most skilled manipulators, especially when it comes to friends and family. They are experts at shifting blame and refocusing the conversation away from the issue. A professional Interventionist is skilled at managing the denial, excuses, lies, and rationalizations. The Interventionist will not be manipulated by your loved one and provides the best possible chance for your loved one to accept help and enter treatment.

Do we need involve the whole family?

It is impossible to predict whose words will have the greatest impact. By organizing as many family and friends as possible who would like to participate, we are able to shift from a “one on one” approach to one that uses “strength in numbers.” In addition, the chaos caused by addiction can divide families. Bringing everyone together is an opportunity to promote unity and healing while supporting your loved one.