Broadway Treatment Center Provides Professional Interventionists for Drug and Alcohol Addiction
An intervention is a paramount first step in starting the addiction recovery process. They are typically orchestrated by family members and executed by a certified interventionist. With a trained and certified intervention partner in place we can offer professional intervention services with a caring and compassionate touch. Our intervention specialist team is able to provide services anywhere in the country. Family members can take comfort in knowing their loved one’s intervention is being handled by a professionally trained team. The team’s priority is implementing a strategic, yet non-confrontational, discussion in hopes that their loved one will enter addiction treatment.
What is an Intervention?
An intervention is an appeal to an addict to seek treatment for their addiction. The addicted individual’s family and friends typically initiate the intervention process. It is highly recommended that a professional intervention specialist be a significant part of the process. A properly organized intervention is the first step to getting an addicted individual the help they need, and to start the healing process. During this time the individual is confronted in a strategic yet non-aggressive way. Presented to them is the physical and emotional destruction their addiction has caused them and those they love. Broadway’s method of compassionate drug and alcohol interventions have a high success rate of getting addicted individuals into high-quality treatment programs.
How to Stage an Intervention
When the decision has been made to go ahead and plan an intervention for your loved one you will start by contacting Broadway Treatment Center. One of our clinical staff members will provide an assessment and connect you with a certified intervention specialist who will execute the intervention. During the initial call with your interventionist you will make arrangements for your loved one to enter a treatment facility upon conclusion of the intervention. By taking care of insurance, securing a spot, and making travel arrangements, your loved one can immediately be on their way once the intervention has concluded.
Preparing for a Successful Intervention
After the initial call with your interventionist, he or she will contact you multiple times over the next several days leading up to the intervention date. There will be discussions about what family members to include, arrangements for the gathering and location, and preparation of a loose schedule. The intervention specialist will typically arrive the day before the intervention is set to take place. A pre-meeting will be held the night before and all participants will be asked to talk about how the loved one’s addiction has impacted them. It is important that everyone involved come together and be firm in their commitment to help their loved one.
Role of the Interventionist
The intervention specialist is an essential part of having a successful intervention which ends in your loved one attending addiction treatment. Out interventionists are nationally certified and have been trained on how to effectively communicate with an addicted individual. They have been taught how to react correctly and calmly in any number of unexpected situations that can happen while confronting an addicted individual. On top of this they have the experience needed to expertly plan and execute an intervention that includes many people whose emotions are running high. They are able to successfully achieve this and have the knowledge to resolve any conflicts, and/or soothe erratic behavior that can arise during the process.
Role of the Family
The role of loved ones is also an essential part to a successful intervention. The addicted individual needs to feel the support, compassion, and love that their friends and family have for them. In the family’s unified commitment to help the individual, it is critical that all ulterior motives be gone and a confrontational tone be the last resort. It is important for loved ones to share their feelings by being truthful but delivered with a caring approach. The addicted individual cannot feel attacked or ganged up on, this will be counterproductive and cause them to become defensive and want to lash out.
Crisis Intervention Techniques
Due to the sensitive nature of drug addiction and an addicted individual’s mindset it is important to have a professional interventionist that is trained in crisis intervention. There are some interventions that require a team of intervention specialists. Many times an addicted individual will become defensive and while under the influence is not able to think rationally. Behaviors can be erratic and the interventionist is trained to diffuse any type of conflict that should come about. Many times these reactions arise out of denial. An interventionist is trained to help chip away at this wall of denial and breakthrough the addicted individual’s resistance.