Intervention

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From the Mayo Clinic:

"What is an intervention?

An intervention is a carefully planned process involving family and friends and sometimes colleagues, clergy members or others who care about a person struggling with addiction. During the intervention, these people gather together to confront the person about the consequences of addiction and ask him or her to accept treatment. The intervention:

  • Provides specific examples of destructive behaviors and their impact on the addicted person and loved ones
  • Offers a prearranged treatment plan with clear steps, goals and guidelines
  • Spells out what each person will do if a loved one refuses to accept treatment

Who might benefit from an intervention?

An intervention can help people who struggle with addictive behaviors but who are in denial about their situation or who have been unwilling to accept treatment. Some examples of behaviors that may warrant an intervention include:

  • Alcoholism
  • Prescription drug abuse
  • Abuse of street drugs
  • Eating disorders
  • Compulsive gambling

People with addiction often don't see the negative effects their behavior has on them and others. It's important not to wait until they "want help." Instead, think of an intervention as giving your loved one a clear opportunity to make changes before things get really bad."

Mayo Clinic Website. Intervention: How to Help a Loved One Overcome an Addiction. Available at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/intervention/MH00127/

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SCAD Coalition,
Nov 21, 2013, 10:51 AM
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