Frequently Asked Questions
Q - What is an intervention? What is its objective?
A - An intervention is a compassionate and usually effective attempt to interrupt the addiction or depression cycle and steer the person to professional help. The intervention process,as appropriate, involves family, friends,employers or co-workers and enables the person involved to accept much needed help and create a better life for themselves.
Q - Why is it desirable to conduct an intervention?
A - Other attempts have failed
Q - Can a family or employer do an intervention without professional guidance?
A - This is not recommended and is often counterproductive.
Q - How much time will be required of the participants in the intervention?
A - Usually only a few hours over the course of a few days. Much of the preparation can be accomplished by telephone and email prior to the actual rehearsal and intervention.
Q - How long does an intervention last?
A - Approximately forty-five minutes to an hour.
Q - How many people participate in the intervention?
A - Seven to nine people is ideal.
Q - Do we rehearse what is going to happen and the role of each person at the intervention
prior to the intervention?
A - Absolutely, and in detail.
Q - How much does an intervention cost?
A - The cost should be discussed and agreed to at the time of the first telephone conference or communication with interventionist.