How often have you been told “there’s nothing you can do to help until the addict asks for help themselves”?
This page is for those people who are not prepared to accept that.
Intervention is the skill needed to help people accept help who otherwise might be left to do themselves and others untold damage.
An intervention involves getting family and friends to show a united front of care and concern for the addict. There is a commonly held misconception that this would involve an angry confrontation.
Although emotions naturally run high during such an important meeting, our own experience has shown that it is the love and concern which is expressed a great deal more than the anger. And, of course, it is the love and concern, the most powerful ingredients of all, which produce the effect.
With every other mental health problem, it is taken for granted that families often need to step in and direct a sufferer towards the appropriate help available. Addictive illnesses are no different.
A crisis can occur at any time: an intervention aims to disrupt the downward spiral of chaos and pain within families which has been caused by addiction.
Led by a professional PROMIS therapist, our solution offers a specific goal allowing immediate help and relief to the individual.
To allow for effective intervention, careful preparation is required by the family. This can take some weeks but, in an emergency situation, can take place almost instantly.
Either way you can contact PROMIS 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – we will always be on hand to take your call, and provide you with the support and help you need, when you need it, in these most delicate of times.
For more information on the different types of interventions we can organise, please download our brochure.
You can also read the Sunday Express article on Intervention featuring PROMIS here.