Drug Intervention Facilitation
- Orientation:Family member(s) meet with interventionist to discuss concern and to identify specific needs for help and intervention:
- Who is the Loved One (addict) and his/her history?
- Who are the influential people in the Loved One’s life that can help with the decision/intervention?
- Where is the Loved One going for treatment after intervention?
- Establish a general plan for intervention – date, time, location and environmental/situational factors
Session 2: Preparation:
- All participants meet with interventionist to prepare for and to rehearse the intervention process:
- All participants are oriented to the plan as developed in session 1
- All participants read letters as planned for the intervention – the interventionist provides guidance and feedback
- All participants are guided in a “walk through” of the Intervention process
- All participants and the Loved One meet for formal intervention help.
- Participants meet one hour before the intervention to do final preparations for the process
- The Loved One is brought into the experience
- Interventionist introduces the process to the Loved One
- All participants read letters and express concern as practiced
- Interventionist guides the sharing and responding process and educates the loved one on the decision to be made and associated costs/ benefits.
- Interventionist facilitates action around final decision
Randall C. Rice, MC, Licensed Professional Counselor
22 Years as a Professional Substance Abuse Counselor
Work history includes
treatment for substance-abusing criminal offenders.
and Private Practice, outpatient counseling since 2000.