Intervention and Addiction Blog

Read the Latest News and Research - Get Advice on Recovery

3 Reasons Why an Intervention Is Not an Ambush

Too often, an addicted person’s response to an intervention is defensive in nature. They feel attacked or as if they have been set up, and many have a hard time overcoming this long enough to listen to all the positive information being presented to them by their family members. Often, retrospect reveals to them that […]

Keep Reading

‘What Do I Say?’ 5 Tips to a Sincere Intervention Share

At an intervention, each of the participants – ideally, three or four – are invited to speak directly to the addicted person. Often called a “share,” this short speech is an excellent opportunity for the participant to utilize his or her experience and help the addicted person to recognize his potential for an incredible new […]

Keep Reading

5 People You Should NOT Include in an Intervention

One of the first steps in planning an intervention is to choose who will take part in the event. It’s not as simple as it may at first seem. Though you may want to invite everyone who loves the addicted person, that’s not necessarily an effective choice. Not everyone who wants to take part will […]

Keep Reading

How to Choose an Alcohol Rehab for Your Addicted Loved One

One of your primary tasks before staging an intervention for your alcohol-addicted loved one is to find the best possible rehabilitation program for his or her needs – and make sure the rehab has room for a new patient.   The goal of an intervention is to help your addicted family member to see that […]

Keep Reading

Paying for Treatment: Is an Intervention Included?

At first sight, it can be stressful to try and figure out how to cover the cost of a bill for treatment. To consider adding to that bill by purchasing more services – even an intervention that can help to ensure that the person agrees to go to treatment – can be even more stressful. […]

Keep Reading

10 Tips for Running an Effective Intervention Planning Meeting

A planning meeting is a crucial part of the process of staging an intervention for a loved one who is living with an active addiction. It allows you – or whomever is running the intervention – to meet with everyone who will be involved and make sure that all participants not only understand what an […]

Keep Reading

Is an Intervention Necessary for an Addicted Teen?

When a teen develops a drug or alcohol dependence, it is devastating to watch him throw his life away. Grades fall, positive friendships fade, and all the opportunities that are available to young people simply pass him by. Your first question is likely, “What can I do? How can I help him?” but when you […]

Keep Reading

Staging a Last-Minute Intervention: 5 Things to Consider

It can be stressful enough to stage an intervention under any circumstances but when it must be done last minute, families often feel that they are missing something or that something may be falling through the cracks. It’s an unsettling feeling and for those who are not professional interventionists, it’s very easy to overlook a […]

Keep Reading