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Planning an Intervention for a Loved One

The primary reason someone decides to plan an intervention is that they want to create change. That is the main goal of an intervention. When a family member is dealing with addiction, their loved ones feel as though nothing they have tried so far has been effective. Loved ones are looking for something more dramatic, that will have a more significant impact, and something that will drive that desired change.

An intervention is an excellent vessel for creating change when organized and executed correctly. In many cases, the first step in planning an intervention should be to contact a professional to mediate the intervention process. A professional will know what to say and when to say it to minimize unnecessary conflict and to keep things moving in a positive direction. While some level of confrontation is ideal in order to create the needed change, the individual shouldn’t feel cornered, trapped, or attacked.

The location for an intervention can also influence its level of success. Make sure it is a neutral environment where everyone is comfortable and feels safe. It is also essential to make sure the timing is right. Do not attempt an intervention with an individual that is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It is vital that the individual is sober in order for them to fully comprehend the conversations and the emotions behind them. Consider the order in which everyone will speak, and make sure everyone knows what they are planning to say and the right way to say it so that their point is clear. It may seem trivial but preparing for these details can mean the difference between a success and a failure.

If you or a loved one is nearing the completion of your primary treatment for addiction and is being the preparation of transitioning back to your home, consider all of the resources you will need. Make sure you have a reliable support system, an accountability partner, and that you feel comfortable and ready for this change. For women between the ages of 18 and 65, Villa Tranquil teaches coping skills and life skills that will help you through this transition and beyond. Please call Villa Tranquil at 214-799-3080 today. Don’t waste another moment worrying about this transition. Put a plan in place and ensure you have the support you need when you need it most