Broadway Treatment Center Provides Professional Interventionists for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Broadway Treatment Center is accredited through the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. This certification is a symbol of quality that reflects our commitment to providing safe and effective care to our clients and their family members. We are now providing professional family interventions that will assist families in getting their loved ones the treatment they need.

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.

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Alcohol and Drug Addiction help after an intervention

An intervention is considered a success after a family and their interventionist have successfully convinced their loved one to enter a treatment facility. With a professional interventionist on your team this success rate is 90-95%! The first step to recovery is going through detox. Many times an addicted individual will start to experience withdrawal symptoms 24-36 hours after they have last used. At Broadway we offer a medically assisted detox program that provides medical monitoring and comfort medication. After completing detox it is important that the client either enroll in our residential treatment program, or our intensive outpatient program. This is an imperative step to lasting recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions about Intervention

  • What is a Family Intervention?
    A family intervention is a type of intervention that’s success relies heavily on family involvement and correcting the family’s dysfunction. Family systemic intervention is the only evidence based intervention technique that explores the addicted individual’s family structure. This is a non-confrontational approach that examines familial factors that contribute to an individual’s addiction. A trained interventionist can help identify areas of dysfunction and recommend corrective adjustments. The thought process is that when the client sees the family’s commitment to change they will also accept the need for change as well.
  • Do we need an intervention specialist?
    The bottom line is yes. Interventions that have a professionally trained interventionist leading them are more successful. Period. The success rate when using an intervention specialist is a 90-95% chance that your loved one will enter addiction treatment. This percentage drastically declines when a professional is not used. A nationally certified interventionist has been professionally trained in guiding people into addiction treatment. They perform interventions multiple times a week and their experience and training enables them to be able to handle any unexpected situation that may arise.
  • What is hitting rock bottom?
    Rock bottom can look different for each individual person. Addiction tends to get worse, not better over time. Many times an individual will have attempted to get sober on their own, but it only lasts a short while. Their addiction then rebounds and is worse than ever when they start up again. As this cycle continues the more destruction their addiction causes as it spirals further out of control. Things like DUIs, marriage deterioration and divorce, job losses, huge financial woes, and the extreme deterioration of mental and physical health. The absolute bottom is repetitive overdoses and death. Do not wait until your loved reaches that point to seek help, especially when there is children involved.
  • How to help an addict?
    As much as we would like to force our loved one to seek help for their addiction, we cannot make that decision for them. Ultimately they have to want to get healthy for themselves or the sobriety will not be long lasting. While we cannot make the choice to enter treatment for our loved ones we can make plans to guide them to seek help. By working with a professional interventionist you and your family will be able to make arrangements and draw up an action plan that will make it easier for your loved one to say yes to treatment.
  • How long does an intervention last?
    The planning process for an intervention usually lasts a couple weeks, but can be expedited if the situation requires it. After the initial call has been made to the interventionist it could be a few days or up to a couple weeks before he or she will arrive to perform the actual intervention. During that time period the interventionist and the family will have many discussions about the addicted individual and make a plan for the day of the intervention. The night before the intervention there will be a pre-meeting that will be treated as a trial run. Once the addicted individual has been confronted it could end that day if they decide to go to treatment. Sometimes conflicts arise and it could go on for a few more days while the family and the interventionist try to convince the individual to enter treatment.
  • Does intervention work?
    While intervention does not work 100% of the time, if a professional interventionist is used the success rate that your loved one will enter addiction treatment is 90-95%. Even in that small chance that your loved one does not enter treatment your family will know that they did everything they possibly could to help. Being able to take some small comfort in knowing that is worth every penny of the cost of intervention. The act of arranging an intervention for your loved one is proof of how much you care for them.
  • How much does an intervention cost?
    A typical intervention can cost anywhere from $8000-$15,000 depending on the severity of the situation and how many interventionist are needed. Some situations call for a single intervention specialist while others may require multiple. Broadway Treatment Center participates with most major insurance companies. Our intake coordinator can verify your insurance benefits. We occasionally take clients on a scholarship basis. Members of our local community have generously donated scholarships for people to attend treatment that otherwise could not afford it. Please contact us today to discuss your options.