In most families if not all there is always at one point where an individual is likely to be facing a problem that could be severely affecting them. In a way it is possible that the person doesn’t understand how severe the problem could be and so they might not want to seek assistance. A family intervention could be a good idea that could help you talk sense of seeking treatment for these kinds of persons. The basics of having a family intervention are as simple as a gathering of family members inclusive of the affected person talking about what is required to encourage him/her to seek assistance.
An the following considerations should precede intervention. Those that are to be involved are supposed to be closely related like good friends, family or sometimes colleagues.2There should be a close relationship between those that are to attend the intervention inclusive of family members, close friends, and some colleagues. Take a keen interest in the number of people that are going to be there in the intervention. A family intervention should not have less than three people and shouldn’t be more than ten people either. The best individuals to make this number are the ones genuinely attached to his/her well-being. Care and respect is very necessary even in as much as you are allowed to have kids that are affected in the family intervention.
Advance developments are essential, and they should include the intervention rehearsals. The best way to achieve a quiet meeting in the actual intervention gathering is if you have rehearsals prior to it. There is no other way best known to deal with the harsh emotions and charged feelings than to have the pre-gathering. The reason for the pre-intervention should be to ensure that the purposes of the intervention are set right plus the procedures to be followed are well understood. When it comes to testimonials they should be written down in advance so that there are no surprises at the actual intervention. Factual information should be the basis of all the testimonials while they lay their emotions towards the affected.
The choice of time should favor everyone and more so the changed. The choice of time will affect how available everyone will be including the affected and how distracted they will be which in return will change their focus and performance. An excellent example of the right choice of time in the morning for a drug abuse intervention as at this time the person is likely to bear a sober state of mind. Avoid public place like restaurants that may make the person feel uncomfortable or rather even have a lot of distraction.
Judgmental characters should be avoided. You should talk in a tone that might communicate that you are just trying to help and not one that says you are confrontational.