Stopping a life-threatening condition when all else fails
When a loved one is enduring issues related to substance abuse or mental health and he or she refuses to acknowledge it, it is time to receive professional assistance. At Sovereign Health, our professional interventionists assume the role of ‘middle man’ between patients and their family and friends and approach the situation in a non-judgmental manner in an effort to make no one feel accused or attacked during an intervention.
Families may find it beneficial to utilize Sovereign Health’s professional intervention services to help their loved ones acknowledge their substance abuse and/or mental health condition and seek professional help. Although no one can force patients to enter treatment, the right intervention approach can set them on the road to recovery.
Sovereign Health offers behavioral health treatment for substance abuse, mental health and co-occurring disorders. Our licensed health care professionals and expert staff provide patients with cutting-edge treatments and interventions, individualized programs and a full continuum of therapeutic care.
When is intervention appropriate?
Substance abuse, mental health and co-occurring disorders can have disruptive consequences on the lives and well-being of patients and their family members. Patients who have substance abuse and/or mental health conditions may refuse to acknowledge that they have a problem at all, and an intervention may be necessary to help them recognize that they have a problem and need to seek treatment.
Family members and friends will sometimes come together in an attempt to intervene and have their loved one get help. Unfortunately, without professional assistance many of the attempts to intervene by friends and family members are unsuccessful. There are also instances where family members and friends are unable to confront the problems of their loved ones or enable their loved ones’ behaviors and may find it useful to seek outside assistance during an intervention.
The role of the professional interventionist
As the goal of an intervention is to have the afflicted person acknowledge his or her problem and agree to receive treatment, a trained professional can provide family and friends with useful tools and prepare them in advance for the intervention process.
Sovereign Health’s professional interventionist meets with the family members and friends who will be present at the intervention and acts out various scenarios with them that may arise during the intervention. During an intervention, the professional interventionist also assists in mediating the conversation between families and their loved ones and maintaining a calm and productive atmosphere.
During an intervention, families and friends come together in a safe and non-judgmental environment and share with their loved ones how their symptoms or behavior are affecting their own and others’ lives. The main goal of an intervention is to provide patients with the help they need to address their problems with substance abuse, mental health and co-occurring disorders, before the issue becomes worse.
Sovereign Health’s intervention services
Patients who decide to receive treatment following an intervention are just as successful in achieving recovery. At Sovereign Health, intervention services are available for families who wish to have loved ones confront their issues related to substance abuse and/or mental health and have them agree to enter professional treatment. Trained professionals are available to assist family and friends throughout the tough intervention process and facilitate the necessary conversation that they need to have with their loved one.
The longer treatment is delayed, the longer it will take for patients to achieve a successful recovery. That is when it is time to contact Sovereign Health and let a professional intervene. Sovereign Health does not accept patients admitted to rehab against their will. All parties must be in agreement post intervention in order for a patient to be admitted into Sovereign’s treatment program.
If you would like more information about Sovereign Health’s intervention services or have questions about our behavioral treatment programs for substance abuse, mental health and co-occurring disorders, please call us at 866-754-3385 to speak to a member of our admissions team.