Rehab Center Intervention Services

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We know substance abuse destroys lives. We know that treatment saves lives. The link between addiction and treatment is commonly a professional intervention. This article is about getting your loved one to attend treatment. The Association of Intervention Specialists points out that “up to 90% of interventions succeed at getting the person into treatment.” Here’s more about getting your loved one to the rehab center with the help of an interventionist.

What are Rehab Center Intervention Services?

The people closest to us see us most clearly. It’s quite common for the loved ones of an addicted person to recognize the problem first. It’s natural for people to want to help their loved ones in these cases. Although, their well-intentioned efforts don’t always have the result they’re hoping for.

Substance abuse escalates tension within relationships and soon, the family unit falls apart. The end-goal of getting the addicted person to a rehab center for recovery is all but abandoned. Although family members care, there comes a time when they just don’t know what to do.

Interventionists are a buffer between loved ones and an addicted person. With the help of family members, they become familiar with the family dynamic, substance abuse habits, and goals. Then, they help the family plan a meeting to urge the addicted person to go to a rehab center for help.

The interventionist is also present during the meeting. They keep the meeting on task and neutralize it when tensions run too high. According to Psychology Today, “addicts are more likely to seek treatment when they undergo an intervention.” When addicted people are confronted by the love and concern of people they care most about, they tend to respond.

Does My Loved One Need an Intervention to Go to a Rehab Center?

To be sure, a rehab center doesn’t require an intervention to serve addiction patients. With this in mind, we’ll turn our attention to the addicted person. It’s unclear how effective an intervention for severe or long-term addictions are. However, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services points out that “less severe disorders often respond to brief motivational interventions and/or supportive monitoring.”

The Mayo Clinic explains, “People who struggle with addiction are often in denial about their situation and unwilling to seek treatment. They may not recognize the negative effects their behavior has on themselves and others.” They also share examples of addictions that can benefit from an intervention:

  • Alcoholism
  • Prescription drug abuse
  • Street drug abuse

Have a Rehab Center Ready to Accept Your Loved One

One of the most critical components of a successful intervention is the rehab center. The goal of the intervention is to have our loved one agree to get help for the addiction. There may be a slight window of time in which the addicted person agrees to go to treatment.

Making the decision to get help for an addiction isn’t easy. Once the addicted person agrees to get help, it’s common for him or her to feel uncertain. In fact, feelings of doubt and hopelessness become stronger. Remember, even though your loved one needs help, he or she may see it differently. Have a rehab center ready to accept your loved one immediately after the intervention.

The life of substance abuse is filled with the drug of choice. All the addicted person’s time is spent getting high or drunk, recovering, and then starting the cycle all over again. That may be a more attractive alternative to going to a rehab center. After all, an intervention essentially asks one to uproot life as they know it and rebuild it again.

Where to Start

When someone we care about is addicted to drugs or alcohol, we want to help as much as we can. It’s common to feel nervous about an intervention for several reasons. At the same time, it’s critical to intervene as soon as possible. The further along an addiction gets, the harder it is to overcome.

Contact Addiction Care Recovery for more information about how an intervention would work in your case. Our interventionists will tailor a unique intervention plan that serves the individual needs of your family. It may be the phone call that saves your loved one’s life. Give us a call today.


[1] “Early Intervention, Treatment, and Management of Substance Use Disorders.” Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health [Internet]., U.S. National Library of Medicine,

[2] “Intervention: Help a Loved One Overcome Addiction.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 20 July 2017,

[3] National Institute on Drug Abuse. “How Long Does Drug Addiction Treatment Usually Last?” National Institute on Drug Abuse, 3 June 2020,

[4] National Institute on Drug Abuse. “Types of Treatment Programs.” National Institute on Drug Abuse, 3 June 2020,

[5] “What Is an Intervention? Learn About Intervention.” AIS, 31 May 2017,

[6] Young, Joel. “Drug and Alcohol Interventions: Do They Work?” Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers, 27 Aug. 2014,

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