United Intervention Services is proud to offer professional, effective, and affordable intervention services to families around the country. If you have a loved one struggling with addiction, alcohol intervention or drug intervention could help your family find healing.
What is Intervention?
Today, many people are familiar with interventions from television or movies. The reality, however, can be quite different. Drama and high tension are essential for a film production, but a real-life intervention can be a calm, supportive, and loving experience – with the right guide. Consider the definition of an intervention from the Cambridge Dictionary: “the action of becoming intentionally involved in a situation in order to improve it or to prevent it from becoming worse.” Intervention may be a scary word, but it doesn’t have to be a negative experience. Intervention can be a concerted and caring effort by a group of individuals to help get their loved one the medical treatment they need to heal their addiction and its underlying causes.
When you plan an intervention with a professional interventionist, you’ll be supported every step of the way to ensure the best outcome. The interventionist will speak with you and your family beforehand to explain how to pick your intervention team, prepare impact statements, set boundaries during the intervention, and offer help to your loved one. They’ll rehearse the intervention with you and can suggest ways you can express your feelings without shaming or blaming your loved one. A professional interventionist can give you realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the intervention, and can work with you to plan follow-up after the event. In short, an intervention can be the most powerful and proven method of addressing a loved one’s addiction – and getting them help.
What is an Interventionist?
Interventionists are professionals who are dedicated to facilitating the life-changing experience of an addiction intervention. Most have years of experience helping all kinds of families around the world. Many have personal experience of addiction recovery, social work, or mental health education that supports them in their work.
Certified interventionists have an entirely different level of qualifications. Depending on the certifying body this may include:
Cataloged references from past interventions
A passing grade on an exam
A history of specialized coursework about interventions
At United Intervention Services, we’ve used decades of experience in the industry to curate the most respected, professional, caring, and effective interventionists to help families like yours.
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The United Intervention Services Model of Intervention
UIS passionately believes that the best intervention for families is one centered on a model of ethical, evidence-based tactics that focus on care rather than intimidation or fear. Addiction is a disease, and no disease was ever cured through shame and blame. We train our certified trauma-informed interventionists to approach each interaction from this perspective.
In addition, our interventionists utilize the classic Johnson Model of addiction intervention, in which the friends and family of an individual struggling with addiction gather to share with that individual their experience of the disease, in the hopes that it will motivate them to accept addiction treatment.Turning visitors into leads