Different Types Of Interventions

a classic intervention session

Each person’s experience with addiction and other compulsive behaviors will be different. This is why there are different types of interventions as some will be more appropriate than others. If you need to hold an intervention for someone, you need to know about the different types of interventions and how to determine which is the best one to use.

A Simple Intervention

There are times when a large intervention where you gather everyone you know to confront your loved one will be the worst thing to do. In these times, you should look at a simple intervention. A simple intervention will have one person confronting the addicted person and asking them to stop using drugs and start a comprehensive treatment program.

There are a lot of times where this is all that is needed to make a change. It is possible to complete a simple intervention without the help of a professional interventionist. This is due to the fact that the one on one approach can often have more impact on some people.

The Classic Intervention

The classic intervention will start with a planning session where everyone but the addicted person is present. This session will help educate everyone and this will improve the chance of success with this type of intervention. During the planning session, each person will learn their part of the intervention and how to handle the changes that will come.

The classic intervention will then take place with the group talking to the addicted person. The way that this intervention takes place will vary depending on the addicted person. However, it is important that the people confronting the addicted person not talk over each other or become aggressive as this will lower the chances of success.

Family System Intervention

If you have multiple family members who are addicted to substances or certain behaviors, a family system intervention will be the best option. The goal of this type of intervention is to help them address their addiction, emotional issues or codependency. This invention will help all of the members of the family that are suffering from addiction and ensure that they all get the treatment that they need.

If you are faced with this situation, you might want to talk to a professional interventionist before you stage the intervention. They will generally be able to help you determine what should be said and how everything should be handled. When more than one person is addicted, there is a greater chance of failure.

Crisis Intervention

There are times when a crisis will occur in the life of an addict that makes it clear to them that they have to get help for their addiction. In these cases, a planned out intervention will not be necessary. An impromptu intervention would be the best solution as the addict can become a danger to themselves. The immediate objective of this intervention will be to stabilize the situation and get the person to safety. Rehabilitation will generally follow this fairly quickly before the person will be open to it.