Whether a group of people decide to hire a professional interventionist or self-organize, the same guidance pertains.
As Mayo Clinic discusses, there are some main steps that should always be taken when organizing and holding an intervention, as follows:
As these points reflect, when a loved one is in rehab, a concerned person has opportunities to build trust and provide support. The stronger the bond created, the greater the potential advantage after the loved one completes the program. This is especially important considering that a lack of social and familial support is a risk factor for relapse. But the reverse proposition can also be true: Providing support is a protective factor for abstinence maintenance.
Each person’s addiction recovery experience is different, but having a family that is active in the recovery process – from the intervention through rehab completion and aftercare – can provide incalculable help.