Staging an intervention might be something that you have seen on TV or in movies. But when you think that you need to have an intervention for someone in real life, it’s very different. It’s not something entertaining, but a serious situation that is needed to help you convince your loved one to get help. Rushing into an intervention could be a mistake. Although you might have seen them in the media, that doesn’t mean you necessarily know about how to stage an intervention. The best thing to do is get some help so that you have someone to support you and your other family members or friends who will be there.
There are several people who could help to set up an intervention, including therapists, pastors, counselors, or other members of your community who might have experience with interventions. However, you can also consider a professional interventionist, whose job is to help facilitate interventions. They can assist with tasks relating to preparing for the intervention and help during the intervention too. Their role includes helping you to communicate with your loved one about their addiction but also extends beyond that into family education and more.
How to Find an Interventionist
Interventionists are professionals who are experts in interventions. Many of them are certified in some way or have credentials relating to their role. Even when looking at people with the right certifications, it’s a good idea to ensure you look for an interventionist who meets your specific needs.
A good place to start when looking for an interventionist is to see if you can get a referral. This might come from a medical professional, mental health service, or addiction treatment provider. The Association of Intervention Specialists (AIS) is also a good place to start. They have a list of credentialed members to help you find someone qualified. You can also look for interventionists who are board certified as a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP).
But what should you look for in an interventionist? The right interventionist for you will work with you and your family in a way that works for you. They should put you at ease and listen to your needs. There are different models and types of intervention available, and an experienced interventionist should work with you to ensure you come up with the most effective plan. They will spend time getting to know you and understanding your loved one so that they make the right choices.
Treatment Options for Addiction and Substance Abuse
An interventionist can help you to research treatment options before the intervention, as well as helping to set boundaries and consequences if treatment is not accepted. There are multiple treatment options available. These can include an initial detox process, outpatient treatment, and a more intensive outpatient option. Researching treatment options ahead of time can allow the individual receiving the intervention to head straight to the chosen treatment provider if possible.
Robert Alexander Center can help you with addiction treatment services. Contact us to find out more about our treatment programs.