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Addiction Interventions

Targeted addiction interventions and support resources focus on helping family members and friends facilitate meaningful conversations to reveal their loved one’s behavior before reaching a breaking point—losing their employment, health, and family. When you reach out to Woburn Wellness Addiction Treatment for an intervention, we will assist you in determining if this process is right for your family.

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How Do Addiction Interventions Work?

Holding an intervention for a loved one is never easy. Between determining who should be present to planning what everyone will say, a lot goes into every intervention for addiction. The team at Woburn Wellness Addiction Treatment is here to help you organize and execute an intervention for your loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol. We work closely with Certified Intervention Professionals through our addiction treatment center, so you can be sure you’re approaching the intervention in the best way possible.

When you work with our Certified Intervention Professional, you can trust that we’ll craft an intervention plan that’s tailored to your unique scenario. The intervention plan will discuss the best treatment options, who should be present, and how to motivate your loved one to embrace getting help. To start, we’ll help you learn about your loved one’s disease and the available treatment options. A key component of interventions is providing a clear, step-by-step treatment plan that can be enacted immediately, including specific goals.

From there, it’s important to choose who will be part of the intervention itself. Avoid inviting people who may not be able to control their emotions or stick to the script. Similarly, don’t invite anyone who has historically triggered substance abuse for your loved one. Instead, those individuals can write letters to be read by the CIP during the substance abuse intervention.

During the intervention, family and friends will share why they care so much about their loved one’s health and happiness, as well as their hopes for recovery. It’s also important to explain the negative effects of drug and alcohol addiction in a strategic way. This structured and well-planned approach creates the opportunity for the heart-to-heart and fully honest conversation that your loved one may need. Next, each participant should share what is at risk if the addicted individual doesn’t accept the treatment plan, whether it’s cutting off financial support, asking your loved one to move out, or something that better fits your particular situation. However, only speak to consequences that you know you can follow through on.

What Are Addiction Intervention Strategies?

An addiction intervention is a planned, structured conversation between an individual struggling with substance abuse and their loved ones, typically facilitated by a professional interventionist. The primary aim of an intervention is to motivate the individual to accept help and enter a treatment program. Here’s what addiction interventions typically involve:

  • Pre-Intervention Planning: This is the stage where the intervention team, often comprised of family members, close friends, and an intervention specialist, gathers to discuss the specifics of the intervention. This includes the time, place, participants, and the overall approach for the intervention.
  • Scripting and Rehearsing: Each participant prepares a personal statement or letter expressing their concern about the individual’s substance abuse. These letters describe specific instances where the addiction has caused harm or distress and emphasize the love and support available to the individual if they choose to accept help.
  • Conducting the Intervention: The individual is invited to a meeting, not knowing the real purpose. Once gathered, each team member reads their letter or statement. The interventionist then presents a pre-arranged treatment plan and encourages the individual to accept it immediately.
  • Post-Intervention Follow-Up: If the individual agrees to enter treatment, arrangements are made swiftly to start the program. If they refuse, the team must be prepared to set boundaries and consequences designed to encourage the individual to reconsider their decision.

Interventions can be emotionally charged and potentially confrontational, which is why having a professional interventionist present can be beneficial. The interventionist’s role is to keep the conversation focused, respectful, and productive and to assist in managing any strong emotional responses or resistance.

Remember, interventions are not a guarantee of recovery, but they can be a powerful catalyst for change, often serving as a wake-up call for individuals to recognize the severity of their addiction and the impact it has on themselves and their loved ones.

Before you meet with our qualified drug and alcohol counselors, find out if your loved one’s insurance covers this treatment. Woburn Wellness Addiction Treatment accepts most insurances, so feel free to contact us for more information about insurance coverage for interventions.

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Get Support for Addiction Interventions at Woburn Wellness Addiction Treatment

Woburn Wellness Addiction Treatment is a leader in the addiction treatment field, with proven success in facilitating long-term recovery. Our team of top clinical & medical experts specializes in treating addiction coupled with mental illness, ensuring that each person receives individualized care. Call us – we’re available 24/day, 7 days/week.

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Benefits of Professional Addiction Interventions

Professional addiction interventions carried out by trained interventionists at Woburn Wellness Addiction Treatment Center offer several key benefits that can support the goal of guiding a loved one toward recovery.

Some of these benefits include:

Structured Approach

Our professional interventionists provide a systematic and carefully planned approach to interventions, increasing the chances of success. They help organize the intervention, prepare the participants, and manage the conversation.

Expert Guidance

Our interventionists come with expert knowledge of addiction and recovery. They can provide essential insights, advice, and information that will help all participants understand the situation better and approach it more effectively.

Emotional Stability

Interventions can often be emotional and tense. Our professional interventionists ensure that the conversation remains respectful and constructive, managing any heightened emotions or potential conflicts that may arise.

Increased Success Rate

With their expertise and experience, our professional interventionists can significantly improve the chances of the individual acknowledging their addiction and agreeing to enter treatment.

Treatment Facilitation

Beyond the intervention itself, Woburn Wellness Addiction Treatment Center interventionists can also guide what steps to take following the intervention. This includes assistance with finding appropriate treatment options, facilitating the admission process, and providing continued support during the initial stages of recovery.

Long-Term Support

The role of our intervention services doesn’t end with the intervention. We provide ongoing support, both to the individual in recovery and their loved ones, helping to navigate the recovery process and manage any challenges that arise.

Help a Loved One Overcome Addiction With Addiction Interventions Today

If your loved one is struggling with substance abuse, an addiction intervention may be the best way to get them into treatment. Woburn Wellness Addiction Treatment Center can provide professional support and guidance for you and your family throughout this challenging process. Call Woburn Wellness Addiction Treatment at (781) 622-9190. With the appropriate support, you or your loved one can navigate the challenges of addiction and pave the way for lifelong recovery. Our treatment center accepts most insurance providers and is ready to collaborate directly with your insurance provider, aiding you in understanding and maximizing your coverage to minimize out-of-pocket expenses. Simply fill out our insurance verification form for a free benefits check. If you do not have insurance, we are here to assist you in exploring the available options for you or your loved one. Our ultimate objective is to ensure that anyone needing addiction treatment can receive the necessary help and support.

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Inessa Maloney, MS, LMHC Clinical Director
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Inessa Maloney, MS, LMHC has been dedicated to the mental health and substance abuse field for a decade, providing her expertise to guarantee quality and accuracy.

  • Specializes in outpatient services with a focus on substance abuse
  • Expertise in reality-based therapy, CBT/DBT, and motivational interviewing
  • Holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling
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