Who might benefit from an Intervention?

A professional intervention can help people who struggle with addictive or self-destructive behaviors, those who are in denial or are ambivalent about their situation or who have been unwilling to accept help. Some examples of behaviors that may warrant an intervention include:

  • Alcoholism
  • Prescription drug abuse
  • Abuse of street drugs
  • Eating disorders
  • Compulsive gambling
  • Sex or love addiction
  • Internet, gaming, or technology addiction
  • Self-mutilation or other self-destructive behaviors
  • Untreated mental illness or non-compliance with treatment for mental illness
  • Compulsive over spending or shopping
  • Hoarding

People with addiction often don’t see the negative effects their behavior has on them and others. It’s important not to wait until they want help or “hit bottom”. ¬†Instead, think of an intervention as giving your loved one an opportunity to make changes before things get even worse, by bringing the bottom to them in a safe and controlled manner.