What happens if things get overwhelming?
Since an intervention can bring up facts that might be upsetting to the individual as well as to other participants, there is the risk that tempers could flare. The intervention mediator manages the process throughout. There may be times that participants take a time out briefly. The intervention is a respectful, caring and structured environment where everyone gets an opportunity to talk and be herd. It is essential that those involved know to stay calm and collected at all times, even if the individual is getting agitated and angry.
It is highly likely that the individual enters the intervention very reserved with their guard up and feel that everyone is against him/her and may disagree with everything that is said. However, even if the person is adamant about not having a problem or needing help, you should continue with the process and not give up.
What happens if the individual walks out?
You could find that your loved one flat out refuses to get help, no matter what you or others have to say. This might not be the disaster you think it is though. In many cases, addicts will leave an intervention with no intention of getting help, but what often happens is that a seed has been planted and, with time, he or she may begin to realise the damage that is being done.
How long until they can go to rehabilitation after the intervention?
If you have done your research and have lined up possible treatment options, your loved one could begin a programme of detox and rehabilitation within hours.
Some families/friends have a range of support options for the individual ranging from rehabilitation services to community programmes and international services.
We have tried everything why will this help?
Most families, when hearing how an intervention works, are fearful that it won’t work for them. This fear is usually based on their experience of failed attempts. Families usually try a variety of techniques including making threats, guilt trips, begging and pleading. Families try all of the above because they are desperate and they have had enough of the situation and desperately want change. The method of intervention brings the loved ones of the individual into a room in a managed way. It allows the individual to listen but also be heard. There are options, support and solutions presented to the individual. Interventions can be very emotive, empowering and cathartic for the family and individual. It has been proven that if families seek help and support for themselves and agree on a united plan of action with the interventionist, the individual is more likely to receive and accept help.
How much does an intervention cost?
At Wright Mediation the cost for an intervention is £1750. An intervention is held over 2 days. The first day is the consultation with the family and close friends and sets the stage for the formal intervention. On the second day, the intervention takes place. The goal of intervention is to present the person with a structured opportunity to accept help and to make changes before things get even worse.
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