Intervention FAQs

Intervention FAQs cover some of the most common questions that families often ask about an intervention, whether it is for drug, alcohol, or substance addiction.

Will an intervention make things worse?
Absolutely not. Doing nothing will make things worse. Many people wait until the individual hits rock bottom. What if that rock bottom is bodily dismemberment, fatalities, or life in prison?

How do I know if someone is using drugs and/or substance?
If you have suspicion due to symptoms that someone may be showing, then it is very likely that they are using. This may be true especially if your loved one is showing signs of depression, bizarre behavior, mood swings, lack of sleep, extended sleeping patterns, bags under the eyes, poor appearance and personal hygiene, paranoia, red dots around veins, empty bottles or containers, and loss of money. See Signs of Drug Use for more information.

What is the purpose of an intervention?
An intervention is an attempt to stop the progressive disease of addiction when every other attempt to help has failed in getting your loved one into treatment or out of denial. In addition, an intervention is designed to free families from the grips of addiction such that they may live their own life.

Do interventions really work?
Absolutely. Every intervention has some success for the addict and/or the family.

Does insurance pay for intervention?
Currently, most insurance companies do not cover interventions. Check with your insurance agent to confirm.

Does the cost of the intervention go towards the cost of treatment?
No. The intervention is a service within itself. The cost of further treatment depends on the individual facility.

Is an intervention guaranteed?
Intervention is not guaranteed. However, our services, passion, and dedication toward the intervention process, the addict, and family are guaranteed.

Should I wait until he/she hits rock bottom before I intervene?
Waiting until they hit a bottom could be too late. An intervention can possibly save the life of your loved one. Why wait until it is too late?

What if he/she says no to treatment?
At the point of mental exhaustion, when we have done everything we can think of to help them and they still refuse, we will have developed boundaries consequences and our self pledge that go into effect immediately. At this point the addicted individual is able to see what life is really like without enablement.

How many people should attend the intervention?
The more team members available, the more of an impact we can produce. In most cases, a successful intervention can be conducted with a team of 1-15 members.

What if he/she has young children? Will they be allowed to attend the intervention?
Children who are under the age of 11 would not be recommended to attend. However, that will be determined on a case by case basis and/or by the non-using parent of the child.

  • bluid

    HOW DO I CONTACT SOMEONE FOR HELP WITH MY 25 YEAR OLD SON NOW IN A FACILITY WITH FELONY DRUG CHARGES AGAIN. I HAVE TRIED CALLING REHABS , COUNSLERS , POLICE, PROBATION, ETC; AND NO HELP IF MY SON HAD A GUN TO HIS HEAD THEY WOULD TREAT HIM AS A DANGER TO HIMSELF I FEEL HE IS A DANGER TO HIMSELF ON A DAILY BASIS INJECTING HEORIN, METH ETC; REPEATEDLY. WHY THE LAW KEEPS ARRESTING AND RELEASING ANGERS ME!!!! I REFUSE TO BAIL MY SON OUT, AS A MOTHER FOR 31 YEARS I HAVE NEVER FELT MORE UNAVAIBLE OR USELESS AND THE COUNTY IS NO HELP . PLEASE DIRECT ME SO I CAN SAVE HIM BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE IS GOING TO. I FEEL LIKE THIS IS MY LAST RESORT TELLING MY STORY TO SOMEONE I HAVE NO IDEA WHO THEY ARE AND PRAYING THEY HAVE SOME EMPATHY AND COMMON SENSE TO REALIZE I AM REACHING OUT TO ANYONE THAT WILL AND CAN HELP ME . MOTHER ON A MISSION.

  • maureen simmons

    I have a son who’s dying from alcohol and being balemic. Its killing him, he’s very week,his body can’t handle his daily routine much longer. He’s been in and out of the hospital. He can’t hold a job because of constent irrability. This has been going on for 14 years. He’s very skinny, frail, has no interest in sports or activities. Sleeps a lot. Drink alcohol everyday, as well as purge. He can’t hold onto a relationship because its not included with his routin, so he push people out of his life. I’m afraid I’m going to loose him soon. He has no insurance I will be able to pay some money on a monthly basis. If anyone can hear my cry for help, please call me today. 4073091063. Thank you and god bless!

  • maureen simmons

    Has anyone touched basis with anyone for help?

  • Luann

    does anyone ever answer my questions on this site. I still would like to know what needs to be done to get someone in on a intervention on the program on TV. This is actually a very serious problem like everyone else. But we can’t get any help and I am afraid the next time she overdoses she might not be as lucky as she was this pass weekend. If no one is with her she will probably lay there and die. I pray to God that doesn’t happen

  • Luann

    no what is up with this site?

  • Luann

    hey Maureen write to me lovelydaisy47@yahoo.com maybe we can help each other

  • Luann

    write me email above

  • carolsais

    Hello all I need to know how to get help plz my son is gonna die plzz . carol.sais@hotmail. com