Associates, Inc. offers a formal intervention service
for families who are concerned about the active
alcohol and/or drug abuser in their lives.
Intervention is designed to work with alcoholics
and other people suffering from chemical dependency,
who deny their problem, and thus the need for professional
help. The goal of intervention is to educate individuals
(spouses, family, friends, work associates) who are
concerned about the disease of addiction and to get
the active alcoholic/drug addict and family involved
The Intervention process usually involves 2 to 5
sessions with the concerned individuals. The alcoholic/drug
addict is told of their family's concern and that they
are getting education and counseling about problem
drinking and drug use. When the education and counseling
sessions are over and the family involvement is scripted
and monitored by the intervention professionals, the
active alcoholic/drug addict is invited to attend
An overview of the process :
|meeting, introducing everyone, hearing concerns
| further info. gathered, members of the intervention
|members of the team discuss
and write down positive data about the alcoholic/drug
|negative behavior discussed that directly connect
to use of alcohol/drugs and scripts are written
for members of the team.
|rehearsal for intervention as if the alcoholic/
addict were present.
The intervention process works well when plans have
been made for treatment and when the atmosphere during
the process is non- judgmental and caring.
For more information or to make an initial appointment
Joan Green, LMHC