HELPING YOU UNDERSTAND
Intervention is a proven successful process that has enabled many people to receive treatment for drug or alcohol addiction when they have refused to seek help for themselves. It is based on the belief that it is not necessary for that person to reach a level from which they may not come back when a well prepared and organised group of family and friends can overcome any objections to obtaining the help required.
We, at the Providence Project, have treated many people over a number of years who have come to us a result of a family intervention. Our experience supports the findings of research in this field that those entering treatment through this method had very similar success rates to those who accessed our facility of their own volition. We have found that the guidance of an experienced Interventionist greatly increases the chance of success and we have a close working relationship with some of the country’s leading exponents in the field.
The Interventionist will meet with the members of the family and the friends who will take part in the intervention. He will, through his experience, be able to guide them on what to expect when dealing with a person in the grip of their addiction. He will attempt to anticipate any objection the addict may have and help the family overcome that addiction. Of huge importance in the intervention will be the letter to be written, and read aloud on the day. Although this will contain the personal feelings of the writer there are certain requirements that an experienced interventionist will point out that will significantly improve the chances of success.
Only when the intervention has been prepared to the best possible level will it then take place. At that stage it is important that a place is available for admission to the most appropriate treatment centre without delay. We will work closely with the interventionist during the period leading up to the day so that we can make sure that a place is available.