National Drug & Alcohol Interventionists

How A Professional Intervention Works

An interventionist is specifically trained NOT to let the addict manipulate any member of the family and will accept NOTHING LESS than the addict going into treatment THAT DAY! A professional intervention can be as high as 90% successful if the family follows the direction of the interventionist completely. Intercept Interventions follows a compassionate, caring process that prepares you and your family for your loved one’s intervention. Our work begins as soon as you ask us for help. [Learn more.]

A professionally organized intervention is a proven way that leads to the pathway of recovery. It starts the healing process for everyone that’s been affected by the alcoholics/addict’s behavior. For the alcoholic/addict themselves, it can be the single most important day of their new life. Intercept Interventions empowers the family and friends through alcohol/addiction education and very personal experiences to gain the ability to make very tough decisions and halt the enabling process. Through loving testimonials of family and friends the alcoholic/addict can see and feel the impact their behavior is having on those who love and care so much about them. This is done in a very loving and compassionate manner. Intercept Interventions has one goal, halting the vicious cycle of alcoholism/addiction by providing treatment options that best suit each individuals needs.

Most of the time, intervention is something that a family considers only when a crisis occurs. A loved one ends up in jail, overdoses, or causes complete chaos in the family and only THEN the family decides that it is time to do an intervention.

Families often try to facilitate this process themselves. These self-directed interventions often turn into a screaming match where everyone feels attacked. Often causing more harm to the family unit that is already devastated by the effects of alcoholism/addiction. Another problem with families doing an intervention themselves is that the alcoholic/addict, who has mastered manipulation, rationalizes to the family why they don’t need to go directly into treatment or why they don’t need to go at all. The alcoholic/addict always says things like “I can do this on my own” or “I will start going to meetings” and they will ALWAYS stall for more time so they don’t have to go into treatment. This is why it is an absolute necessity to have a professional there to facilitate your loved one’s intervention.

We can’t count how many interventions we have done where the family says, “we have tried interventions on our own and it will not work.” This is ABSOLUTELY not the case. When emotions are involved, the family can not clearly see that they need to establish healthy boundaries, consequences, and a bottom line in order for their loved one to get sober/clean…and they certainly need help enforcing them. Families believe that they know their loved one better then anyone. But, an alcohol/addiction interventionist knows “the alcoholic/addict” better than anyone.

The interventionist walks the family through every aspect of the process. We do codependency education to teach the family how not to enable the alcoholic/addict, and to help the family see how enabling helps the disease to progress. We help the family write their letters to the alcoholic/addict with very specific guidelines, and we establish and enforce boundaries to ensure that the alcoholic/addict starts the recovery process immediately. Every aspect of the intervention is controlled from how to sit during the intervention to not letting the alcoholic/addict “run the show.”

If you have a love one that has an alcohol and/or drug problem, PLEASE don’t let it get to a point that they can’t come back from. Look at a professional intervention as preventative! This process helps everyone involved and stops the chaotic and vicious cycle. We feel strongly that alcoholism/addiction is a family disease. Many times the family can feel just as out of control as the alcoholic/addict. Don’t wait until a crisis occurs and DO NOT TRY TO DO IT ON YOUR OWN. If your loved one had any other disease, you certainly wouldn’t treat them yourself…you would take them to a specialist. This isn’t any different! Please call a professional if your loved one has an alcohol/addiction problem, you may only have one chance to get this right!