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The Intervention Process: Your Questions Answered
Pre-Intervention
The intervention begins at the Family Meeting. The counselor holds a planning, education and therapy session with the intervention group the night before the intervention. Each member of the intervention group will be asked to write a letter about their experiences in order to help the treatment staff later work through the issues the client will be faced with. The counselor leads the group toward a presentation of one unified message: “You have a problem, we have a solution. We offer all of our collective support for your recovery and will no longer tolerate, or enable, your addiction in any way. We love you so much we have had difficulty saying no to you. We have now brought in a professional to guide us in setting boundaries and consequences. We will not go back to the status quo. Today is the day the abuse stops.”
We understand that everyone has been worried and has differing thoughts of what should be done. The professional interventionist polls everybody’s energy and gets it all moving in one direction. We discus and eliminate all of the reasons the addict will have for not going to treatment. We delegate the client’s daily life tasks among the participants (ie taking care of the kids, pets, the house) to alleviate this stress from the addict. We also deal with employment issues. We also decide as a group what we will do for the client while they are in treatment, and what the consequences are if they try to refuse this gift.
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The Intervention
As an informed, educated, and organized group in agreement with our goal, we meet with the client. We do not have to solve all family problems, nor do we have to know how the addiction can possibly be healed. We go to the addict with one common understanding: our loved one must have professional help, or may soon die. Treatment is essential. We have done our homework and made the best arrangements, and today is the day. We are here with all of our love and power to stop the downward spiral here and now.

Transport 6
We get the client ready and willing, and then take them to treatment. The power and intensity of the intervention opens a window of opportunity. The client is emotionally transcended into a state of willingness. Whether this state of willingness is brought about by the presentation of love and concern, or the fear of consequences, the result is the same. It’s a short window. We must continue in action immediately, before the denial mechanism takes control again. The message at the end of the intervention is you have 20 minutes to pack, our flight leaves in about an hour. At this point we keep the stimulus very low. The client most likely is in a reflective state of mind and does not want much interaction. We need an independent means of transportation to the airport, or a family member who will not elicit any farther confrontation from the client.
When the intervention is over it is over. We stop the confrontation and let the client lean into the impartial professionalism of the counselor.
I am also a recovering addict. The therapeutic value of one addict helping another is without parallel. The interventionist and the client fly or drive to the treatment center together.
Transition
The counselor completes the transition from the intervention into the treatment admissions process. We make every effort to introduce them to the staff and explain the process of making themselves comfortable.
The interventionist explains to the counseling staff the disposition of the intervention and the reports of the family in an effort to educate the treatment staff as to the truths the client needs to face and work through. The intervention letters are given to the staff for the client to use later in therapy.

One goal of treatment is to break down their denial of the severity of the disease. Another treatment goal is to resolve and let go of resentment. Reviewing the intervention letters with a sober head and the guidance of a therapist is done to bring about an understanding of the love involved in the gift of intervention and recovery. We do recover.
(949) 292-2000
http://www.WitsEndIntervention.com
http://www.WEinterventions@gmail.com
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