When someone you know and love is going through a difficult time, it may not be easy for them to reach out for help. Also, well-meaning pressure from family and friends often inflames the situation, leading to increasing frustration, helplessness and despair.
Interventions are an effective and respectful means of facilitating the beginning of the healing process. With professional guidance, family and friends can voice their concerns in a forum that promotes reason, optimism and recovery.
There are many different ways in which an intervention can take place and all our interventions vary according to the needs of the person involved. Sometimes all that is required is the facilitation of a phone call between the client and one of our therapists.
We have had success encouraging people into treatment by merely discussing their situation frankly, openly and honestly. However, there must be some willingness to engage. In our experience any initial willingness grows with support, and for that reason we can continue to offer advice and support to people until it is clear they are ready to take the essential steps forward.
In other cases a person may be so mired in denial and an ever-worsening cycle of substance abuse that a more structured approach is required. One form of a structured intervention is a carefully planned, controlled and professionally supported meeting between family, friends and the person in need.
Such a meeting provides family and friends with the opportunity to confront their loved one in a gentle, caring and loving manner. With the support of experienced intervention therapists, the client is more likely to hear and respond to the concerns of their family and friends with fairness and rationality. Provided with the opportunity to then voice and have validated their vulnerable position and feelings in a supportive setting, they are more likely to feel reassured and open to recovery. We note this is only one form of a structured intervention. All our interventions are tailored to meet the specific needs of the person involved and the degree and style will therefore vary from client to client.
Interventions can be highly effective. Once the door to change has opened, positive action can swiftly flow. Admission to treatment commonly occurs not long after an intervention and our proactive intervention team ensures suitable treatment is available immediately following a client’s intervention.
An intervention can be a caring and loving way for concerned family and friends to take effective action. You don't have to stand by and helplessly witness the decline of someone you love. Nor is it necessary for “rock bottom” to be reached before your loved one considers treatment. End unnecessary suffering now and empower yourself by contacting a caring and supportive intervention team.
“….I am thankful that The Sanctuary provides an alcohol rehab centre and rehabilitation program in such a private and luxury setting. Working in a large corporate environment with constant stress lead me to become a daily drinker but it was not until I got to The Sanctuary that I was able to admit that not only was I an alcoholic, but I was addicted to prescription medication as well. Thankfully The Sanctuary provides a rehabilitation program that treated both my addiction to prescription medication (valium) and also my alcoholism. Thank you to all at The Sanctuary……” GK 65 years old