Why do I need an Interventionist?
This is a great question. I guess the best way for me to answer this is to talk a little bit about my personal experience as an Interventionist and the work I have done with families. Also what I have seen when families didn’t use a Professional Interventionist.
The one thing that is consistent in EVERY single intervention I have taken part in is the high level of stress and anxiety the family goes through before, during, and after the Intervention. I don’t say that to scare you, it is just my observation. As a Professional Interventionist, I am able to come in and help the family navigate their way through any and all emotional highs and lows that come along.
Throughout the process, I will get to know everyone who is involved, from the person that is suffering to the family and friends who have also been affected. This reminds me of what it was like for me when I was the one who was suffering, and it allows me to empathize with everyone involved. Even though I too feel emotions regarding my own recovery, as a professional, I have been trained to not become attached to your story. Because of this, I am able to guide you and your family through this emotional roller coaster.
The addict/alcoholic will try to single out the person or persons they think are responsible for setting up the intervention and they will do their best to divide the family and keep the chaos going. Me being a part of your journey allows me to educate your family, and make sure they get the training they need. If everyone understands the severity of the situation and is on the same page, the person that is suffering is going to have a harder time trying to divide and conquer. A family that is strong and unified, is more powerful than a family that isn’t.
Time and time again I have seen families try to do this process on their own. They do their best to rally the troops, but what happens almost every time is the family’s emotions come into play. The family has a hard time staying focused, and they are unable to organize what needs to happen for this to be a successful process. We then lose what is possibly our one and only chance to reach and help the person suffering, as well as your family’s chance to start to heal.
If you have a family member or friend suffering from addiction, you don’t have to do this alone. Please reach out, we are here to help.