Those helping a loved one struggling with any type of addiction know that it can be a challenging experience. An intervention can act as motivation for someone seeking help from alcohol or drug abuse, compulsive eating, or other addictive behaviors. Often, those struggling with addiction are in denial about their situation and are unwilling to seek treatment. The goal of an intervention is to present the individual suffering from addiction with a structured opportunity to accept help and to make changes before things get worse.

Addictions that may warrant an intervention include:

An intervention acts as a way to educate and inform friends and family as well as bringing them together to share information and support each other. Following the education and information process, the person everyone is concerned about will be brought to a meeting.

Having an expert present during an intervention may be preferred by family and friends. An intervention may be held at a professional’s office.

The NCADD states that 90% of people make a commitment to get help after a successful intervention performed by a trained professional.

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