Substance Abuse Interventions
Substance abuse interventions are not to be handle lightly. The major mistake that many families make when preparing for a substance abuse intervention is just that. They fail to fully prepare.
There are many things that can and do go wrong in substance abuse interventions if they are not planned to the smallest detail. My advice to families is start at the beginning and ask yourself all of the "what if" questions that the family can think of and then plan for them to actually take place. What will the family do if this happens or if that happens.
Substance abuse interventions should be based on love and respect. They should be planned and focused. Each individual should say what they have to say through a written letter that they read to the individual.
Remember your purpose. You are their to tell this individual that you care about them and want to help. You are their to ask them to get treatment today. And if they tell you all no, you should have ultimatums in place.
Substance abuse interventions nationally are about 90% successful. This is due to the incredible amount of professional work that goes into doing it correctly. You loved one will hopefully not only accept treatment, but go willingly and ready for the challenge.