One form of drug addiction recovery tool is called an intervention. Intervention has to do with getting together a group of people who know the addicted person and who want to help stop the addiction by “intervening” and offering him or her their support. Family, friends, co-workers, and other close members come together to gently confront the person.Coastline Behavioral Health
It is believed that by bring together this type of support group, the person crippled with addiction will feel safer, confront denial issues, and open up a pathway for recovery and healing. This happens because with so many caring people around, the addicted person is not only motivated to change, but he or she realizes that they haven’t faked anyone with their lies about the habit. In addition, it creates a feeling that the person is not alone in their struggle any longer.
The intervening group becomes the core of the addict’s support network. In the group, each person shares their experiences with the addict and the problems the person’s habits have caused. And in turn, everyone shares their love, support, and encouragement for recovery.
Trained people are also available to help groups with interventions. Generally, the main individual in charge of bringing the intervention team together meets with a professionally trained counselor for strategy planning. The goal of the planning is to educate, support, and develop a plan of action for the individual intervening on behalf of the addict. Note that the inflicted person is not present in the planning sessions.
Afterward, other intervening team members are brought in and counseled.
Then the person trying to recover from addiction is invited to the meetings where the intervening members share their new boundaries and coping skills with him or her.
Results with intervention have been very positive; providing long-term help for not only the person suffering from addiction, but the support team as well. And both the family and the addict learn healthy behaviors, better communication, and coping skills.