Addiction Interventions

Hope and Healing for Your Loved One’s Addiction

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Research shows that less than 10% of substance abusers ever seek help for addiction. This causes huge difficulties for support networks because each person is affected by relational symptoms of addiction and subsequent consequences. You may often hear that someone needs to reach rock bottom in order to be ready to receive help. Tragically this can lead to unnecessary addiction-related deaths. But there is a loving and effective alternative to consider. An intervention.

What Is an Intervention?

An intervention may sound daunting and often families move away from the idea due to lack of information, fear of conflict or fear of separation.

When carried out with care by a trained practitioner, an intervention leverages a family’s connectedness, love, and commitment to the individual to break down the walls of denial and motivate those struggling with addiction to enter treatment.

Who Is an Intervention For?

Denial is a hallmark of addiction which means those struggling with the use of an addictive substance or behaviour have an illness that tells them they don’t have an illness. This explains the common resistance to entering treatment and the continuation of problematic addictive behaviour.

An intervention can be helpful for a family or support network that is worried about the health of someone struggling with addiction, who is resisting their pleas to get help. 


How Do I Organise an Intervention?

At CATCH Recovery, the first step in organising an intervention is to have an initial assessment with our team to discuss the background and mental health history of your loved one and determine the type of intervention required (in-person or online).

We will then introduce you to an interventionist who can guide you through the process and help organise an intervention that is compassionate, non-shaming, and effective. You will meet with your interventionist via Zoom several times before the intervention to establish the most appropriate and effective plan for encouraging your loved one to enter treatment.

What Happens During an Intervention?

Interventions are emotionally intimate experiences that are guided by your interventionist. You are never alone during an intervention.

The intervention team will invite the person concerned to the intervention location and the room will be set up in a strategic way that is agreed with you beforehand.

During the intervention, members of your family will take turns reading out letters that have been written in advance with the help of your interventionist. These letters will include: why you love the person living with the illness of addiction and that you care about their health; the detrimental impact of addiction on your life; a request to enter treatment; and the consequences of them not accepting treatment.

If your loved one refuses to enter treatment, each family member will state the boundaries that will be enforced as a result of them not accepting help. These boundaries might be leaving the family home, termination of financial support or a separation period.

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What Happens After an Intervention?

If your loved one agrees to enter treatment, the CATCH Recovery team will carry out a pre-agreed plan for quick admission at one of our Castle Health Group residential rehabs, Castle Craig in Scotland and Smarmore Castle in Ireland, or as an outpatient here with CATCH Recovery. The desired treatment will be discussed beforehand so that steps can be taken to ensure swift support.

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About Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient rehabs are secure, peaceful, and substance-free places where your family member might stay for between one and six months. The duration of treatment varies depending on several factors which will be discussed during an assessment.

Addiction treatment plans at one of our sister centres are personalised but common elements include 24/7 medical support, evidence-based psychotherapy, psychoeducation, and a peer group of fellow clients who can offer advice, support, and companionship.

Contact Us About an Intervention

If you’d like to explore the idea of moving forward with an intervention, please feel free to give us a call. We can talk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

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