Unfortunately, selfishness and denial go hand in hand with addiction and substance abuse. The individual is so far removed from reality they see neither the consequences of their actions nor the impact on others. It is often extremely difficult to get through to them and hold up a mirror. An intervention is when a professional works with the family and friends of the individual to build a plan to get the individual into care.
It follows a 3-step process:
- Conference to go over introductory and logistical details
- Detailed meeting or conference to understand the history and background of the individual and nature of addiction and underlying issues. The idea here is to build a comprehensive historical and current view of the individual and to take away any excuses that they may or may not present for not getting assistance.
- Schedule an appropriate time for the intervention. The intervention will have an individual come to pre-set location that is quiet and comfortable. Open discussion takes place led by the interventionist but this is an open conversation. The end goal is for the individual to leave with the interventionist to begin treatment.
More details available upon request.