How to Stage an Intervention

Once you have recognized that a loved one is struggling with addiction, it can be challenging to know what to do next. Perhaps you have unknowingly become an enabler, providing money or housing for a family member who has lost control of his or her once-healthy life. You may feel like you should wait until the addicted person asks for help, or until he or she hits rock bottom. On the contrary, experts at Best Drug Rehabilitation recommend staging an intervention before your loved one’s addiction becomes truly dangerous.

Staging an intervention is an important first step on the road to recovery, and one of the most important ways to maximize the effectiveness of your intervention is to plan it thoroughly. Once you have chosen the people that will attend the intervention, begin doing research on residential treatment centers such as Best Drug Rehabilitation in Manistee, Michigan, which offers holistic treatment in a beautiful natural setting. At the end of the intervention, you should present your loved one with a proposed treatment plan.

Before the intervention, it is helpful to rehearse what you will say. You can review or describe your loved one’s behavior, how it has affected your relationship with him or her, the reasons that he or she should seek treatment, and the ultimatums that will ensue if treatment is refused. All statements should be presented in a calm, non-confrontational way that will not make the addicted person feel like he or she is being betrayed; the person should understand that everyone at the intervention cares about his or her well-being and is acting out of concern. End the intervention by informing your loved one that he or she must decide to either accept the proposed treatment plan, or face the ultimatums that have been presented.


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