Intervention Methods


Addiction is a very sensitive issue especially for the addict.  What makes the treatment of addiction difficult is the fact that most addicts do not welcome the efforts of those who want to help him or her.  The reason behind this is usually denial; addicts do not acknowledge the existence of the problem and the severity of its symptoms.  There are various methods of addiction interventions that will motivate an addict to face the problem and seek treatment.  Addicts rarely seek help when left to their own devices, and interventions are one of the best ways to address this issue.  In most addiction treatment scenarios, an addiction intervention is usually the first step to successful rehabilitation and recovery.

Most common among the methods of addiction interventions is family intervention.  The popularity, and effectiveness, of family interventions lies in familiarity.  Most addicts will feel more comfortable and, consequently, more receptive taking advice from family, friends, and loved ones.  Being confronted by an unfamiliar individual, however convincing he or she may be, will make an addict defensive and non-receptive.  It is best to conduct a family intervention first to ease an addict into the intervention and rehabilitation process.  With the assistance and guidance of a professional interventionist, family interventions will help an addict come to terms with his or her addiction and encourage him or her to seek treatment immediately.

An experienced interventionist will be an invaluable ally since he or she will be familiar and knowledgeable about the different methods of addiction interventions.  An interventionist will know how to address certain issues involved in the intervention process and is flexible enough to adapt his or her approach depending on how an addict responds or reacts.  Interventions have been present in the addiction treatment process for a long time, and having an experienced professional interventionist supervising the process will unleash its potential and help addicts face their problem and make them realize the damage addiction has done and will continually do if not stopped immediately.