intervention for drug and alcohol, early crisis interventions, interventionistInterventionist Keith S. Fierman, CADC, BRI II, CCJP

Intervention Service is dedicated to providing support and helping to develop plans for family, friends, and co-workers who have loved ones or children that suffer from addiction problems such as alcoholism, substance abuse, gambling, sexual disorders, and food disorders.  Addictions of all types seem to be progressive in nature and the effectiveness of early crisis interventions and programs has been established.

Addiction is not a moral issue.  Though some of the behavior exhibited is devastating, most of these behaviors and associated problems are lessened or vanish after someone has begun working in a recovery program.

Whether it is drug addiction, gambling, sexual disorders, food disorders, or alcohol abuse, professional interventionists play an integral part in helping you to develop strategies and a plan for treatment of a teen or adult in your life who is in need of help.  An intervention is an education process aimed at stopping the chaos and crisis that is so common in the life of an alcoholic or addict. 

Interventions work.When guided by a professional interventionist, almost all intervention teams that may include parents, friends, and co-workers are effective and result in the addicted person entering a therapeutic treatment program.  A well-executed intervention process aims to move the addicted youth or adult from the cycle of crisis and provide motivation to immediately begin taking steps toward recovery, which may include entering a detox center and receiving medical care, therapy, and behavioral counseling.

Interventionist Help - Addictions affect the entire family.

Many times a family member or loved one of an addicted person feels like he or she is “going crazy.” They do not know what to believe from the addicted person. It is very common for the addicted person to try and cover up his/her drinking and or drug usage. Loved ones become unsure of their own feelings. Sometimes friends and family will find themselves trying to cover for the addicted person; keeping themselves in denial about the seriousness of what is going on around them.

Frozen from fear!

Fear of change, fear of rocking the boat, fear of making the addicted person angry, fear of confronting the addicted person. Being frozen in fear is not a healthy or happy way to live.

As much as you might want these problems to go away,
they simply won't without help!

Progression of Addiction

Addictions of all types seem to be progressive in nature. Although at times the substance abuser might seem to be gaining some control over his/her problem, the problem only gets worse over time. Almost never better. Sometimes under pressure from family, work, or legal problems the addicted person can be frightened into short periods of control. These periods are usually brief.  

Behaviors and Substance Abuse

Addiction is not a moral issue. Though some of the behaviors exhibited through addiction are devastating, it needs to be understood that in most cases it is the disease of addiction that causes people to act out in destructive behaviors. Some examples of acting out behaviors are: lying, verbal or physical abuse, stealing, emotional distance, low self esteem, little or no self motivation, and mood swings.

Most of these behaviors are lessened or vanish after someone has received help and is working in a recovery program.

intervention for drug and alcohol, early crisis interventions, interventionist

Intervention - Interventionist help for drug and alcohol addiction is effective for teen and adult males and females.   Interventions help a family to plan strategies.   Early crisis programs involving a team of men and women, who may be family members, can assist a teen or adult who is an alcoholic or has an addiction to seek help for this behavior, such as behavioral counseling.    Assistance of interventionists can help your loved one out of the cycle of abuse and into a program.