Interventions work because of the skill, sensitivity and understanding of the interventionist. A typical intervention might include the following steps.

  1. It begins with a phone call to an interventionist – in this case, Center Point Intervention.
  2. Center Point Intervention will listen carefully to what you have to say before offering some preliminary ideas on how it can help.
  3. 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.
  4. The process involves scheduling a meeting (or meetings) with family members and selecting and inviting participants, including the addicted individual.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.