Can an Intervention Save My Life? 

An intervention is an enlightening process following a face to face meeting of friends, family members, and loved ones with the individual who is struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. This process can be professionally guided or conducted with just the knowledge of how an intervention is done. When an individual is struggling with a drug addiction or a life of alcoholism, just like Tommy in the video above, they are most likely in denial about their disease and reluctant to seek the professional help and treatment they need. They may not recognize the harm their addictive behavior and actions have on themselves and their loved ones, family, and friends. An intervention will help the struggling individual make a direct connection between their drug and/or alcohol abuse and their rising problems they are facing in life. The reason an intervention is so helpful is that it will present the struggling person with an opportunity to seek the treatment they deserve and to make a drastic change in their life before things get worse.

How does an Intervention Work?

A considerable amount of the intervention process is giving helpful information to the struggling individual, their family, friends and loved ones. It’s vital for all who love the drug and/or alcohol user to come together, support each other and share information on why they want him or her to get the help they are in dire need of, just like what Tommy’s family and friends did for him. Once all loved ones are ready to confront the suffering drug and/or alcohol addict, a direct meeting will be scheduled.

Can an Intervention Specialist Help?

Turning to a substance abuse professional such as an interventionist, drug and alcohol specialist, psychologist, or therapist can help you establish a successful intervention. It’s recommended to go straight to an interventionist because they specialize in helping struggling individuals, like your loved one, to get the treatment for drug addiction and alcoholism they so deserve. An interventionist will put together all possible information about the drug and alcohol abuser, offer direction, and will recommend the best probable method for what type of treatment plan would be best for the struggling abuser.

There are many times where an intervention will be conducted without an interventionist, however, having someone who specializes in interventions may be the best approach. An intervention can occur in the professional’s office, a home, a hotel room, or a friendly, loving environment where the alcohol and/or drug abuse can and will be comfortable. It is advised to for the interventionist to attend the actual intervention process if the struggling addict has:

  • A history of violence
  • Been taking mood-alerting substances
  • A serious mental illness
  • Shown or recently talked about suicide

If none of the above are a worry or you haven’t seen your loved one in some time, it is still advised to seek professional help to get all that is needed out of the intervention.

Can intervention be successful?

An intervention can indeed be successful; Tommy’s was. It helped him realize the damage he is causing himself and his loved ones and got the professional treatment he deserved. When an intervention is done with a professional interventionist, statistics show 90 percent of struggling individuals make the decision to get the help they need.

Who comes to the Intervention

As stated previously, interventions are known to be more successful when directed by a professional interventionist. The professional will then help you decide who would make the best fit to join you in the intervention process. Interventions usually involve spouses, friends, children, parents and co-workers. It is vital to exclude anyone you think will do more harm than good in the intervention process. It is critical to make sure the people you chose have the right intentions on confronting the drug and/or alcohol addict.

Where do you begin?

If you feel like an intervention can save your loved one from the depths of addiction, just like Tommy’s family saved him from his, give us a call. We can help you make the right decision on how to move forward and get your loved one treatment. Recovery is possible, anyone can achieve it if they want to. It may take that extra push with an intervention but it is possible. Give us a call for more information on interventions and treatment: (866) 578-7471

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  1. Enlightenment is a crucial part in any sort of human addiction. The intervention technique is really helpful in order to do that.

  2. Obviously intervention is effective in helping an addict recover from from drug addiction. Because of Tommy’s family’s intervention , he was able to realise the harm he was doing to himself and went for treatment,

  3. From all I indication, intervention can save life, just like it did in Tommy’s case. I believe timely intervention is key though

  4. From all indication, intervention can save life, just like it did in Tommy’s case. I believe timely intervention is key though

  5. Intervention is a good way to save a persons life from substance abuse. It is very common in facilities that cater those kind of clients. We need to trust the system and try to help and understand their situations.

  6. Yes granted time is also a huge part of it. Like illness for example the earlier the better because if you come to late then intervention would not mean much. Another factor it its success or failure is support system. Any addiction, for that natter cannot be solve alone.

  7. Immediately you agree to seek help, that’s when one can see how wonderful some practices can be. Really I believe an intervention will work just perfect for the right mind.

  8. Tommy’s life story is very informative if you can understand it. The lesson we can take is “Stay away from Alcohol and Drugs”.

  9. An intervention will help the struggling individual make a direct connection between there drugs and live. With this they can easily know what’s best for them. Intervention will definitely work out

  10. An intervention can surely save lives it depends on the family and friends of the addict. I am more inclined towards the intervention program it saved Tommy’s live so why not go for it. Thanks Detox.

  11. Getting a positive intervention is the best things that can happen to someone in life. Do not hesitate to call the right shots.

  12. If an intervention process is needed to save the life of a drug addicts then best it is applied. Although most drug addicts live in denial, when their family get involved in the recovery process they tend to conform.

  13. Intervention is good for those who are addicted with something like alcohol or drugs.People should atleast try once this step to leave addiction .It will be helpful for them.

  14. I would agree that intervention will help you out. True friends, colleagues, and family members must be there to give you encouraging words. Being in an encouraging society will help you be positive in life. Divine intervention for me is the best!

  15. yes intervention can save our lives.In an intervention, a group of people come together and confront the person addicted to drugs or alcohol. They work to persuade them to make changes in their life.

  16. Happy for Tommy, it shows practically that the intervention of close associate can save you from drugs addiction. Family and friends should not neglect those in such condition

  17. I really love this article as it outlines importance of the rehabilitation and intervention program and process for someone who is addicted to drugs. Thanks for the write up

  18. A lot of people doubt whether interventions can be successful. The truth is it can if it is directed by a professional interventionist.
    I’m glad you pointed that out and I’m pretty sure people who are reading this will understand why they need to get involved in this process . Thank you for enlightening us on the importance on interventionists.

  19. Been enlightened can actually save life. Not only been saved rather it will help shape such life. Thanks for sharing.

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