When a friend or loved one is engaged in a pattern of self-destructive behavior, an intervention is often a necessary step in helping that individual to begin a program of recovery. A professional interventionist from Recovery Resources can facilitate this important meeting in a safe and respectful manner to encourage your loved one to seek the help he/she needs.

Understanding Intervention

Often, a person who is involved in a self-destructive pattern (for example, substance abuse) will be resistant, reluctant or in denial about addressing his/her addiction issues. An intervention mobilizes a group of concerned friends and family to meet with the identified patient in an attempt to convince him/her of the need to enter treatment in a caring yet firm manner. In many cases, this action (taken by a group of caring, loving individuals) is sufficient to overcome the denial and enable the patient to recognize his/her need for recovery.

Why An Interventionist Can Help

An intervention is by nature a potentially uncomfortable meeting in which friends and family may  be concerned about saying/doing the wrong thing, and equally concerned that the identified patient may refuse treatment. A Recovery Resources professional interventionist possesses the knowledge and skills to organize and facilitate this meeting, adding weight and support to the cause of the intervention on behalf of all concerned individuals, and respectfully communicating with the identified patient about his/her destructive behavior and the need to enter treatment. The assistance of the interventionist and the method of intervention used increases the probability that intervention will be successful.

To learn more about how a structured intervention can help your loved one start on the pathway to recovery, contact Whitney Jones Recovery Resources today.