A family intervention is scheduled so a counselor can assist and help make a plan for treatment for your loved one. Everyone who is involved can be there, and everyone can approach together.

The atmosphere needs to be positive so that the addict doesn’t feel attacked or threatened. If they think that way, it can slow down the process, or make it impossible as they have lost all trust or respect.

Before the official intervention, there is a little meeting between the family and the counselor to get a feel for the situation. This is so that everything relevant is known and the counselor can make the best decisions possible and be well informed.

Families should listen to all recommendations to help make sure the process goes smoothly. If they don’t follow instructions, the results can be disastrous.