Day 1: Preparation
During the first day of an intervention, a professional interventionist will prepare family and friends for the event by helping them learn about the following:
- Introduction: Family and friends of the addict will sit down with the interventionist after filling out a pre-assessment questionnaire and writing loving letters.
- Addiction education: Close ones of the addict must agree to let go of any pre-conceived notions of addiction.
- Enabling: The family will learn about how enabling an addict will hurt everyone else around him or her.
- Tough love: Family and friends will decide on healthy and effective boundaries to take with the addict.
- Intervention planning: Loved ones of the addicts will decide who will be at the actual intervention and prepare themselves for intense emotional responses.
Day 2: The Intervention
During the emotional second day of the addiction intervention process, family and friends should be prepared for the following:
- Loving Letters: The family will try to connect with the addict by reading him or her the letters that they wrote on day one.
- Reactions: The interventionist will help the family and the addict come to an agreement about going to a treatment program.
- Treatment: If the addict does not not initially agree to treatment, the intervention will continue until the family decides that itâ€™s over. Over 90 percent of the time, an addict will agree to go to treatment, so it is important to stay firm and confident.
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