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When it’s time to act, an intervention may be necessary. Usually an intervention is simply giving an opportunity for the addict to decide that they need help, and providing them the exact answer to how.
Webster defines intervention as the act of coming between. Addiction intervention is a process by which the harmful, progressive, once-destructive effects of chemical dependency are interrupted, and the chemically dependent person can get the help to stop using mood-altering substances and be taught to develop new, healthier ways to cope with his or her problems. A person need not hit “rock bottom” or be an emotional or physical wreck before such help can be given. Intervention is presenting reality to a person out of touch with it in a caring and non-judgmental way.

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Addiction Recovery Network employs the TOP Interventionists in the country

Our Chief interventionist John, is considered the top interventionist in all Canada with 16 years of 95% success in his interventions and having helped thousands of people get to life saving treatment in Canada and abroad, John also holds 2 Psych degrees including a masters as well as 2 Addiction counseling diplomas and studied interventions under renowned American interventionist Warren Boyd and in American study of the Johnson method used most often in the TV show Intervention.
John is a former pro football player, who had succumbed to his own demons with drugs and alcohol and has been clean since 2000 and being one of the only Extreme Interventionists in the country, he understands how a successful intervention is the foundation of a long lasting and successful recovery.
The treatment association of Addiction Recovery Network employs some of the very best in Addiction Interventions in Canada. Each intervention is personally planned out using family and loved ones in order to achieve the best results and outcome.

Extreme Drug Intervention

An Extreme intervention is a deliberate but caring, and well-conceived event following someone expressing their concern for someone they feel they have lost to drug addiction. It is a safe and intentional action removing the individual from the active addiction lifestyle and certain death with immediate detox and place the individual in a rehab facility that will present a plan to change and get help in ways that will address the causes and alleviate the suffering of the individual and all involved. With the swift and skilled action of an Extreme interventionist, the experience creates the opportunity to interrupt destructive patterns of living and also deals constructively with a crisis situation.
The actual Intervention is when people are forced to confront their darkest demons and seek a route to redemption. It is designed to help people whose dependence on drugs and alcohol or other compulsive behavior has brought them to a point of personal crisis and estranged them from their friends and loved ones. This whole process is designed to return LIFE back to someone seemed headed for certain DEATH.

The Specialized Addiction Recovery Network APPROACH

Our compassionate Intervention professionals guide patients and their families through the sensitive intervention process. The Addiction Recovery Network intervention team evaluates each individual case in order to help the entire support group understand recovery options – inpatient or outpatient. Addiction Recovery Network‘s drug intervention specialists and addiction counselors provide the information to understand how addiction affects each intervention member. Whether you are the spouse, child, employer, neighbor or friend of the addict, you are vulnerable to the effects of the disease.
The main challenge of intervention is to confront the denial process of the substance abuser. Denial is the number-one symptom that keeps the individual from seeking help. By refusing to believe or accept the problem, the person rationalizes his or her destructive behavior. Most people see losing control of their substance as a weakness and not a disease. Therefore, the person would rather justify his or her use than admit to being weak willed. Chemical dependency is not a will power issue! This must be understood by all parties involved to break the denial barrier and to increase the dependent person’s level of awareness.
We have drug intervention specialists for every kind of intervention possible. Your interventionist will come to you, to your home no matter where in the country you are and take over the situation that once seemed hopeless and with the family’s help, achieve the desired result of getting your loved one the to treatment and getting them the help they so deserve. We help you and your family take up the fight against addiction.
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Families Should Try Their Own Intervention!

An intervention specialist is essential to staging a successful intervention.

Confronting an addict by just a family or loved ones alone can actually make matters worse. He or she may become stubborn and not accept any help.

Interventions should never be attempted by family and friends alone.

5 ways an intervention by families and friends alone screw up


  1. Making a diagnosis before an evaluation.

When a person’s drug or alcohol use is challenged, their first response is almost always to deny there is a problem. They may truly believe they have the situation under control or they may be panicked at the thought of being exposed and having to give up a substance that has come to seem essential. Either way, your attempt to get them to accept help is more likely to backfire if you label them as being an alcoholic or addict right off the bat and without an Intervention Professional

The reality is, you really can’t know for sure how severe the problem is in advance of an evaluation, no matter how plugged in you feel you are. But more important, you are much more likely to get the reaction you’re hoping for if you simply engage and hire a professional.

  1. Not understanding where your power and responsibility begin and end.

It can be important to communicate the potential consequences that await if the subject of your intervention refuses help. But these consequences shouldn’t be posed as threats, and they certainly shouldn’t be empty threats.

Everyone involved must decide in advance how much leverage you have and how much you’re willing to use. For example, a spouse might be ready to serve divorce papers or a business partner might move on if the person won’t commit to getting help.

In short, before you try to help, know what you can do, what you are willing to do, and what you should do as you work to ensure the most positive outcome and this can only be evaluated by a professional.

  1. Waiting too long to stage the intervention.

It’s natural to hope that you are overreacting to what you’re seeing and you won’t be forced to intervene, but that’s too big a risk to take where substance use is involved. For one thing, there’s the very real possibility the person could be harmed or hurt others or perhaps even die while you delay.

If something happens to make you think they need help, strike while the iron is hot. This is particularly true in the aftermath of a crisis. Say, for example, that the person is jailed after driving drunk. Intervening immediately after their release, while the incident is still fresh, can be a great motivator toward change. Wait a couple of weeks, however, and the person’s defenses will kick in and you’ll likely hear, “Things aren’t that bad.”

And, of course, the sooner the person is helped into treatment, the greater the chances of their recovery.

Again this is better made clear and defined by an Intervention Specialist.

  1. Knowing how to not include those who will sabotage the process.

Before the intervention begins, make sure everyone who plans to participate understands that this may be a blunt and emotional process, and ask if they are confident that they can follow through. Nothing is more counterproductive than one person in the party starting to speak for the subject of the intervention and questioning whether the situation is really as dire as it seems. Let a professional make sure all those that should be there are truly the ones that should be involved.

  1. Not knowing when to stop.

Sometimes the subjects of interventions agree to go to treatment in the first two minutes, yet the interventions continue. In some cases, there’s a sense that because the process is underway, it must be seen through. Or maybe you came prepared, perhaps eager, to add your encouragement or even to let off a little steam. But this isn’t your moment. The focus has to remain firmly on the goal — to get the person to accept help. Only a true professional will know when to say when……The second that happens, it becomes imperative to stop the intervention, or you may risk making the individual increasingly resentful, embarrassed or harassed, none of which will help in the recovery process.