Intervention path to recovery


Some ways to think about intervention:

  • It is the power of a well trained team that enables the intervention meeting to be a loving, honest, clear, direct and "from the heart" communication that inspires the first step to recovery.

  • Intervention is based on the concept that keeping the addiction a secret exacerbates the problem.  Getting the person to treatment is the goal.  

  • The intervention allows the family to present the reality of the illness in a receivable manner.

  • It is the job of the interventionist to bring the team together for the single purpose of the intervention - to enable your loved one to get to the doors of help. 

  • You don't have to wait for your loved one to "hit bottom".  Any destructive pattern can be intervened upon with love and a well trained team.  Alcoholism, drug addiction, active eating disorders and medical issues are examples. 

  • An intervention is a loving, respectful, dignified and tactful way of sharing with a loved one the reality of his or her life, with a solution attached. 

An intervention has three underlying components:

  1. The team of loved ones (family and friends) that is assembled and trained by a credentialed interventionist.
  2. The "solution" that the team offers at the intervention - carefully chosen treatment based on the needs of your loved one.  
  3. Planning for loving actions that support recovery, that do not support the continued addiction and that take care of the individual team members after an intervention.  


As an interventionist, I  guide you through all of the above.

Call for a free confidential phone conversation to learn more about preparing for an intervention.   Based on what you tell me, we will decide together if an intervention is the next step.  If it is, getting started is as simple as calling your team members and scheduling the first of two team trainings.  

Jill Lopez, CIP  303-882-5266