If a Care recipient (cr) struggles with alcohol or drug abuse an intervention may be an appropriate option the following are a checklist of tips to work off of when planning an intervention for the cr

Try: Bring together three to eight people who are important to the cr and are willing to learn how to help set up a planning meeting to discuss the intervention choose a detail person choose a team chairperson do not alert the cr to the intervention plans list ways you’ve tried to help that may have enabled the addiction put in writing all the negative consequences caused by the addiction read your letters aloud editing out anger blame and judgment determine bottom lines and write them down on a separate page test each other’s willingness to follow through with the bottom lines identify financial resources for covering treatment costs evaluate treatment centers using the evaluation questions set a date time and place for the rehearsal and the intervention choose a treatment center answer its pre-intake questions and make an appointment for admission create a plan to bring the cr to the intervention identify objections the cr may use to avoid or postpone treatment then formulate your answers pack a suitcase using the guidelines provided by the treatment staff determine who should drive the cr to treatment compile a list of all medications the alcoholic is presently using rehearse the intervention decide where each person will sit including the cr discuss the order in which you’ll read your letters script the chairman’s introduction and closing statement review objections and answers plan to arrive at the intervention location 30 minutes before the cr is expected to be there if the intervention is taking place at the cr’s home arrive as a group after the intervention call the admissions staff and let them know whether or not the cr has agreed to treatment collect all letters and send them to the cr’s counselor

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References: Www agingandaddiction net

Keywords: Intervention addiction substance abuse

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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