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Help Your Child Face Addiction With Family Intervention Services

Dillon McClernon

Authored by Dillon McClernon

Family intervention services can help motivate a loved one to seek drug addiction help.


Many young adults receive help for their addictions as a direct result of an intervention. Family intervention services can help provide tools for a successful intervention, motivating your child to seek drug addiction help.

Above all, it is important to understand what an intervention is and what it isn’t. An intervention is not a confrontation. An intervention is not the time to vent about the hurt and anger caused by the your child and their actions. Moreover, the sole purpose is to motivate your child to seek help. An intervention is an opportunity for an individual struggling with substance abuse to accept drug addiction help and take the first step toward recovery. Family, friends, and others invested in your adolescent’s life can use the intervention to demonstrate their concern and love and to discuss the devastating effects of substance abuse.

All About Family Intervention Services

If you have noticed signs of addiction in your adolescent child and feel the need for an intervention, consider enlisting the help of family intervention services. Interventionists work on-site or in your home and manage all aspects of the intervention process. An interventionist will help to prepare your family and friends and, when the day comes, will facilitate the intervention. An interventionist is also responsible for performing a brief clinical assessment, along with discussing treatment options and financial considerations.

Professional interventionists are qualified to help families, friends, and others participate in an intervention in a helpful and nonjudgmental manner. In order to ensure the success of an intervention, they typically:

  • Conduct pre-intervention preparation for intervention participants.
  • Moderate the intervention to ensure that the conversation stays on track.
  • Transition individuals into rehab programs after successful interventions.

Family intervention services have a proven record of success: In fact, over 90% of people make a commitment to get help after an intervention performed by an experienced interventionist.

The NCADD explains that while interventions can be conducted without a family intervention specialist, there are cases in which using expert family interventions services is preferable. For example, if it is difficult to find a suitable place for the intervention, consider holding it in an interventionist’s office. Above all, it is advisable to consult a professional interventionist  if you suspect your loved one may react violently or self-destructively, or if they:

  • Posses a history of serious mental illness or violence
  • Have shown suicidal behavior or recently talked about suicide
  • Have been taking mood-altering substances

Where Can I Access Family Intervention Services?

Lighthouse provides a full continuum of evidence-based treatment to address the unique needs of each patient. We would be honored to provide expert intervention services for your family. For more information, please contact us today. Our care advocates are available to provide information and assistance 24/7 at 1-800-RECOVERY.

Authored by

Dillon McClernon

Dillon McClernon

Dillon currently serves as the Senior Director of Sales and Marketing at RCA. After his tenure as Chief Communications Officer and senior advisor to RCA, he opted for a full-time position at RCA where he could build a new team linking sales and marketing to directly impact RCA’s mission of saving 1 million lives.


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