Interventions work because of the skill, sensitivity and understanding of the interventionist. A typical intervention might include the following steps.
- It begins with a phone call to an interventionist – in this case, Center Point Intervention.
- Center Point Intervention will listen carefully to what you have to say before offering some preliminary ideas on how it can help.
- Center Point will work with you to schedule an assessment session to get additional background on the situation; help you understand what the intervention process might be for your family, and provide insight into the next steps in the process.
- The process involves scheduling a meeting (or meetings) with family members and selecting and inviting participants, including the addicted individual.
- The intervention meeting itself – more accurately, a family intervention workshop lasting two or three days – is a carefully guided session designed to reduce stress and anxiety for all participants. Center Point Intervention helps participants learn about the disease of addiction — what it is and what it isn’t — and how the disease affects everyone involved.
- Center Point Intervention will help participants better understand what will be needed for individual and family recovery – with a particular focus on what needs to change. Ideas will be offered to aid in an immediate improvement in communication among family members. Additionally, long-term treatment recommendations, geared to making self-constructive rather than self-destructive choices, will be presented.
At follow-up sessions, Center Point Intervention will help guide family members through the initial phases of transition and recovery and will review progress to date.