Why would someone need an intervention?
Interventions are requested by family members that are at the end of their rope with the person that’s in addiction behavior, and with the way that they interact with that person. Interventions are needed for the family members’ healing as well as the person that’s in need of treatment of some kind.
Where can the interventions be done?
Interventions are done in the home of the person asking for the intervention (mother, husband, friend, etc.…). Another place to do the intervention is at The Doorway to Recovery’s Main Office. Another place is the hospital, emergency ward, and on the floors of hospitals. Interventions have even been done at restaurants and in public places. The most successful interventions, with the best results are usually done in a residence of someone associated with the person that’s living in addictive behavior or in the suite that the interventionist is staying at. A Doorway to Recovery interventionist will complete an intervention anywhere in the United States, pending agreements.
A meeting with the interventionist and the people that will be involved directly in the intervention… This meeting is to discuss the outline of the intervention. At this pre-intervention, the interventionist should also get a little bit of history of who is in front of him. Setting this platform up is another step in a successful an intervention.
The interventionist will be the leader of the meeting. Intervention participants should arrive no less than one hour before the individual in need of the intervention is scheduled to arrive. When the person has been brought to the intervention, the guests are to stay silent until the interventionist directs one of them to speak. The interventionist will direct who to read their letter first and then second, third, and so-on. There should be no cross talking. Try to keep cursing to a minimum. Above all, no one puts their hands on anyone. Interventions can go from 30 minutes to 8 hours and sometimes more, depending on how cooperative the client is. Once the client has agreed to go to treatment the intervention is over for this part of the intervention (which is meeting one).
Things that could happen
A person may get up and leave, feeling too overwhelmed (the interventionist will usually have techniques to use on the person if they feel like running. These techniques work most of the time, however there are individuals who will not comply.)
During that intervention, a lot of tension, fear, and anger is present in the room. It is up to the interventionist to monitor these behaviors and pick people accordingly to give their written testimony, to the person that is there for the intervention. At some point in time during the intervention, this could be 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or an hour; the client may say, “I’m ready to go.” At that time, the intervention is done, hugs are made, goodbyes are said, and the interventionist and the client going into treatment will leave and proceed to the treatment facility of choice. May this be detox, inpatient residential or entering into a sober living recovery program, such as Doorway to Recovery or others recommended in/out of state. A family member is welcome to come along on this trip to the airport, bus stop or local location.
What are the expected long-term outcomes after an intervention?
*Note* interventions are very powerful, very successful, and have tremendous aftercare stories from them. Interventions are very emotional, very physically draining, and are all in all a huge blessing. The Doorway to Recovery’s interventionists serve as a case manager for the client and for their family system as well, increasing long-term success rates.
URGENT– PLEASE READ: Interventions are for the whole family and the recovery plan that is developed is for one to three years. Please ask about this process by calling our 24-hour help line.
No one will be turned away due to behavioral issues, using or not using. All inquiries are welcome. 1-877-751-7925
* Fall prices on interventions are 50% off regular rates. Call 1-877-751-7925 for details.*