Planning for a Bad Intervention

Planning for a Bad InterventionThere are many things that can account for an intervention going poorly, including the following:

  • The addict may react poorly and become angry, hostile or even aggressive.
  • The addict may feel threatened and pull away from loved ones even more than before, possibly disappearing altogether.
  • The addict may feel so attacked and overwhelmed that he or she pursues the addiction even more.
  • The addict may refuse to get help, and the intervention may spur no change at all.
  • The intervention may lead to negative, hurtful words being spoken by everyone involved.

There is no way to predict the course of an intervention, nor is there any way to guarantee that an addict will accept treatment or find recovery. However, with tactical planning and the guidance of an experienced intervention professional, loved ones can be confident in their efforts to attempt an effective intervention that will create positive change and remove the possibility of an unsafe situation for everyone involved.

How to Plan for a Bad Intervention

Before the intervention takes place, a great deal of planning must occur. An intervention is a tactical, structured event that should be navigated by an educated, experienced professional. There are many things that can go wrong before, during and after an intervention, but those involved have the opportunity to prepare for and avoid these issues. They can also learn how to handle these issues if they do arise.

Professional intervention help can offer the following benefits:

  • Loved ones will know how to hold an intervention, what they should say, when and where the intervention should take place, who should be included and what to expect.
  • Those involved can prepare for any potential threat of danger ahead of time.
  • Loved ones will know their roles in the addiction recovery process and learn how to support the addict, how to avoid enabling the addict and how to maintain a relationship without hurting the addict or themselves.
  • Friends and family will learn what to do if the addict chooses to accept or refuse treatment.
  • Recovery professionals can set up the appropriate treatment and recovery services ahead of time to ensure quick admittance if the addict decides to accept help.
  • Professional interventionists can be hired to help plan and conduct the intervention. With knowledge and experience, interventionists can keep the intervention on track, avoid or deal with problems that arise, ensure safety for all involved and offer the most successful and effective approach for getting through to the addicted individual.
  • Treatment and recovery help can be found for any friend or family member who has been affected by the addiction. Support groups, family counseling, individual therapy and other programs are amazing assets designed to help everyone overcome the pain and destruction caused by addiction.

What most people don’t know about interventions is that the experience is not solely for the addicted individual’s benefit. While the main objective is to get the addicted individual the necessary treatment, the intervention is designed to help everyone who has been affected.

Get Professional Help to Avoid a Bad Intervention

You care about your loved one, which is why you are planning to hold an intervention. However, holding an intervention can do more harm than good if it is not done right. To get professional intervention planning help, please call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline. Our recovery professionals are ready to answer your questions, address your concerns and provide you with the information you need on planning a professional, effective intervention. For more information about how we can help you plan your intervention, call and speak with us today.