What is Intervention?
According to NCADD, “Intervention is a professionally directed, education process resulting in a face to face meeting of family members, friends and/or employer with the person in trouble with alcohol or drugs.” It is a coordinated effort to confront a person’s addiction and get them the help they need immediately.
Why is intervention important?
Alcoholics and addicts are often in denial about the severity of their illness. Left to their own devices, many addicts and alcoholics will continue using despite serious and even life threatening consequences. Intervention is necessary to help the afflicted individual confront their illness. Using leverage to encourage a person to seek treatment is often necessary.