Intervention - What is it?
Intervention is the systematic approach and technique in where a trained intervention specialist works closely with the friends/family/supports of an addicted person in preparation for a meeting with the addict/alcohol (person of concern). The main purpose and goal of an intervention meeting is to persuade the person of concern to accept help and initiate recovery. This may be via treatment, meetings, and counseling. The intervention professional helps educate the family on the dynamics of addiction, the process, and the stages of growth and recovery while preparing them to meet with their loved ones and openly discuss their concerns. When an intervention is performed well, the chances of the person accepting help are increased.