Misconceptions About Interventions

Interventions have a negative connotation that prevents some families from asking for help.

The truth is that a professionally-run intervention is not a confrontation or a fight -- it is a family meeting that is facilitated by a trained and experienced professional with a specialized understanding of what it takes to help motivate someone to enter treatment. With compassion, empathy, motivational interviewing and other evidence-based models, the intervention specialist helps the person understand that it's okay to get help for their addiction and that it isn't a bad thing.