<blockquote class=”embedly-card” data-card-image=”https://vice-images.vice.com/images/articles/meta/2016/07/20/how-interventions-work-in-real-life-1469035893.jpg?resize=:&output-quality=75″ data-card-via=”http://www.interventionsondemand.com/what-is-an-intervention”><h4><a href=”http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/how-interventions-work-in-real-life”>How Interventions Work in Real Life | VICE | Canada</a></h4><p>Still from the TV show Intervention. Photo via Facebook. The TV series Intervention follows a predictable trajectory: bright-eyed kid suffers some sort of trauma, starts using, careens into full-blown addiction, goes through an intervention and is redeemed by treatment. Usually. But what does a real-life intervention look like?</p></blockquote>//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js
I needed help with my daughter; then realized that my focus was on my daughters addiction when part of the problem was my marriage. Linda helped us heal as a family and build a recovery plan that included the work we needed to do. My daughter was happy to hear it wasn’t all her and that as a family we needed to look at our healing work as well.
“Linda was a savior when it came to holding an intervention to get my son into treatment for alcohol and drug abuse. She responded quickly to the emergency at hand and coordinated an effort of family and friends to be part of the intervention process.
Even though my son was resistant to getting the treatment he needed, she was able to persuade him to accept “the gift of treatment” in a loving way with the help of his friends and family. It was not meant to be a punishing experience but rather a loving nudge to get him to accept the treatment and change the direction of his life.
Linda was professional and kind, but firm when she needed to be.
She accompanied me with my son to the treatment centre and took every effort to ensure our comfort in the transition to inpatient treatment. This has been one of the most difficult times in the life of our family. I know we could not have done this on our own. She made this necessary step happen and we are so thankful for her expertise and ongoing support. “
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