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Do I need to hire a Certified Interventionist?

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Certified Interventionist is key in helping tackle addiction.

Do I need to hire a Certified Interventionist?

If you’ve seen enough movies and TV, you probably have some clue about what an intervention is. A group of friends, coworkers, family, or others come together in a coordinated act of solidarity to confront someone’s addiction and the ways it affected their life and the lives of those around them. This is a good jumping-off point to understanding interventions but isn’t really the full and accurate picture. There’s a lot to the process and – most importantly- they never show the most vital aspect of that intervention: A leader.

What’s often the key differentiator between a successful intervention and a failed one is the utilization of a professional to lead the process. Whether it be a drug and alcohol counselor, therapist, or in this case an intervention professional – otherwise called an interventionist. A certified interventionist can make a world of difference in the intervention process. So, let’s explore that.

What is an Interventionist or Intervention Professional?

An interventionist is a person trained to lead the intervention process for various fields – whether that be sex addiction, mental health, food addiction, drug addiction, alcohol, and a plethora of other issues.

Their role encompasses planning, informing those involved in the process about general expectations, leading the discussion during an intervention, and aftercare. This last detail is often neglected by other professions, but intervention professionals will take this extra step to prioritize the well-being of the family and addict.

Let’s look at The Addiction Coach Online and their highly acclaimed Intervention and Treatment placement program as an example of interventionists done right. Their team consists of some of the top interventionists in the industry, all certified, educated and insured. Their plans are molded on a per-client basis for the sake of maximizing effectiveness, from the intervention itself to the subsequent recovery support plan, and they offer additional drug and  alcohol treatment services and referrals as needed.

Not only that, but they go out of their way to ensure that every minute detail is accounted for. Checklists, instructions, specialty programs for athletes, musicians, and executives, daily or weekly calls to help the healing process, coaches, and companions – there’s an entire team at the client’s disposal all dedicated to one cause. They go on to list another unique feature of theirs on their page about the service, saying:

“A unique component that we can offer is our Signature Sober on Demand services if you need more assistance. We can provide on-site medical detox and deep dive programs instead of a 3o-day inpatient stay at a drug and alcohol treatment facility. We are the propriety owners of a unique supplement line that will actually help heal your brain and get your neurotransmitters firing properly again. Whether you need us for a day, a month, or a year, we can be there for you at a moment’s notice.”

The Numbers

So – we know the process, but does it actually work? This is naturally the concern of any client, and rightfully so. Addiction is a fragile thing, and mistakes are not something people will take lightly. Well, research suggests that interventions – when done properly, do actually have an astounding success rate!

When utilizing a professional like a certified interventionist, and following all procedures as needed, research from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence suggests a 90% success rate! However, the most vital aspect is the utilization of a professional. Without that help, research conducted by Thaddeus Camlin, a professor in the field, suggests that the success rate drops as low as 30%.

Without sounding overdramatic, an intervention professional may be one’s best chance of successful recovery utilizing an intervention method. It’s reliable, safe, and prioritizes recovery over all else. If you or a loved one are considering an intervention for someone they know, reaching out is highly suggested.

Want to become a certified interventionist? Call The Addictions Academy 


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