In this fast paced world, how does one cope? Some people dive deeper into work, some people bury themselves in familial responsibilities, some pick up new hobbies, others find relief in solitude, still others have life-long defense mechanisms and habits to fall back on. In some cases these may include habitual behaviors that are triggered by stress, anxiety, worry, pressure, depression, grief, and many other emotions. In some cases dealing with emotions can become too much.
On the spectrum of addiction there are countless factors, reasons and situations that can affect the way a person sees and interacts with the world. For the well-adjusted person that does not have any addictive tendencies they might be able to brush off a hard day, week, month or even year. In the case of someone slightly more sensitive or at the very least more affected – he or she might not be able to bounce back. One setback could lead to another and another and all of a sudden things are looking and feeling hopeless. Instead of seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, there is no light, no hope and nothing left to do.
Here is where an intervention comes in. An intervention is the light at the end of the tunnel. It is hope and it can succeed where all else has failed. A professional intervention uses the expertise of someone with thousands of hours of training and experience and the power of love and compassion from family members and friends in order to help someone that feels like there is no more hope. Family interventions can end up saving someone who has lost their life to addiction. Seeing people who have loved and cared for them for their entire life can help clear an addict’s judgement that has been clouded due to their substance abuse.
The first step is to call an intervention specialist and learn how an intervention can work for you. After this initial call you will have time to review the possibilities with friends and family and decide where, when and with whom the best possible intervention can take place. Having a solid game plan going into the intervention in conjunction with mentorship from a professionals can make a huge difference. The intervention team works as extra support and sees you all the way through from the initial phone call all the way into aftercare.
Interventionsit Ken Seeley is the founder and creator of Intervention 911 a company offering family interventions, executive interventions and personal interventions