What Is the Definition of an Intervention?
An intervention is a method of assisting someone else — a family member, a loved one, a friend, or a coworker — in recognizing and changing self-destructive attitudes, feelings, or behaviors.
The goal is to approach the individual in a non-threatening manner. It’s a method that focuses on assisting the client in understanding both the personal and social consequences of their alcohol or other drug usage.
Typically, an intervention entails a group of people who have prepared themselves to speak with the person who is abusing substances in a clear and courteous manner. Every participant in the intervention communicates accurate facts regarding the behaviors in question, as well as how they have personally been affected.
Is it Time for an Intervention?
When a family member, colleague, or acquaintance refuses to address his or her drinking or drug issue, an intervention can be a useful tool.
There was a time when it was thought that people couldn’t be treated until they “reached rock bottom,” but that mindset has since evolved. Many persons who are resistant to change but are forced to seek treatment as a result of an intervention do extremely well.
Assistance with an Intervention
If you call Aayushmana Foundation Foundation to request an intervention, you will be advised to first speak with a counselor, as a formal intervention is not always required.
Formal interventions help family members and friends hold up a mirror to their loved one’s behavior, demonstrating the need to tackle their addiction before they hit rock bottom—losing their career, health, and family.
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