Origins interventions help to facilitate open and honest communication between family members and a loved one who is struggling with a substance or behavioral health disorder. During the intervention, key family members will present their concerns and feelings with the loved one, conveying how their condition has impacted them personally. The purpose of the intervention is to hopefully persuade the loved one to accept treatment by communicating these thoughts and feelings in a way that is both compassionate and constructive.
A professional interventionist guides the family in planning and practicing the encounter prior to the event. The participants are asked to each write a letter to their loved one, which they will then read to them during the intervention. As they rehearse for the meeting, the interventionist prepares the family for various outcomes, as these meetings can often be unpredictable.
On the day of the intervention, the interventionist will facilitate the meeting by keeping the momentum moving forward, while helping to minimize discord as the meeting unfolds. After all the participating family members have read their letters, they will ask their loved one if he or she is open to receiving treatment. The hope is for the loved one to answer, “yes,” but if not, the seeds have now been planted for a future date when he or she is ready to accept help.
Origins Addiction Services offers the following types of interventions:
An intervention can be a highly effective tool for persuading a loved one to take that first step toward overcoming a substance use disorder.
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