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21 million Americans have at least one addiction but just 10% of those seek treatment.

Almost no one can beat an addiction on their own. They need love and support from the people closest to them to have the strength to persevere through the monumental difficulties that substance abuse comes with. As the loved one of an addict, it’s important to know when to take action.

If you’re ready to say something to your loved one, you need to know how to have an intervention that works. In today’s post, we’ll give you some intervention planning tips to help you get through to your loved one. Keep reading and learn from this family intervention guide.

Get Professional Help

An intervention is difficult to pull off without a professional interventionist. When you hire one, you’ll meet with them to discuss the proper approach to your loved one’s intervention.

They’ll help you understand the right and wrong ways to do things. They’ll also bring a calm energy to the proceedings that keeps everyone’s intense emotions from getting in the way of the goal of the intervention. Reach out to HOPE Guides’ Boise or Newport Beach locations today to book your consultation.

Choose the Right Participants

A successful intervention has a visceral impact on an addict. You need their closest friends and relatives to participate so that they can start to understand the impact their addiction is having on those around them.

At the same time, you need to take a measured approach to the intervention. If you can’t trust a particular person’s temperament, it’s wise to leave them out of this part of the process.

Write Down Your Thoughts

Have everyone attending the intervention write down their thoughts ahead of the day. It’ll be more impactful if people can write a short statement from the heart. If unchecked emotions are loosed upon the intervention, things could get unnecessarily heated, which could derail the whole thing.

Choose the Right Time

Figure out a time and place to have your loved one show up to the meeting. You want them to have a sober mind during the meeting, but you don’t want to make it obvious that they’re showing up to an intervention.

Choose a comfortable location where your loved one will feel comfortable. If they get an inclining that they’re being attacked, the intervention will fall apart.

Approach with Compassion

You can have all the successful intervention strategies in the world, but if you aren’t approaching it with compassion, it’ll never work. Encourage everyone to get into the right mindset before they show up to the intervention.

At the end of the day, you’re trying to help your loved one enter recovery. It’s not only about how they’ve hurt you. An intervention where everyone’s being selfish can never work.

Learning How to Have an Intervention That Works

This family intervention guide should help you take the best approach to helping your loved one. Learning how to have an intervention that works isn’t easy. By involving a dedicated professional, you can glean valuable information and have a guide on the day of the intervention.

At HOPE Guides, our intervention services have helped countless addicts in Boise, Idaho, and Newport Beach, California get through to their suffering loved ones. Contact us today to book your consultation.

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Whether it’s professional or personal, help with a relationship or establishing your footing in recovery, we are here to help you achieve your goals.