There are many reasons why you would want to stage an intervention for a friend or family member. Maybe they are having an issue with substance abuse, or maybe they are simply partaking in destructive behaviors that are risking their lives. No matter the reason, if you don’t step in they could end up hurting someone, in jail, or even dead.
While it’s not your fault that they are suffering, and hurting themselves, as someone that loves and cares about them you want what is best for them. Even though it’s not your fault, you may still feel responsible for not stepping in if something bad did happen.
One of the biggest steps you can take, when it comes to helping out someone that is going down the wrong path in life, is to stage an intervention. This allows you and other friends and family members to talk to them and help them understand that what they are doing is wrong, and not just hurting them, but also the people around them.
When Is The Right Time
It may feel like there really is never a right time to stage an intervention, but you want to make sure you do it before it’s too late. If intervention comes after someone gets hurts, then it’s not going to have as much of an impact on changing the person’s ways and the path they are on. Although, sometimes that rock bottom point is the only place where they can hear you and see that there is a problem with what they are doing.
You want to make sure that the addict, or the person following the wrong path when it comes to self destructive behaviors of any kind, has done enough things that you and the others that have joined to talk to them have enough items to point to the fact that they are hurting themselves and other people.
What To Say And What Not To Say
When it comes to staging an intervention you really want to make sure that you are keeping the best interests of the afflicted in mind. You don’t want them to feel like they are being attacked, but you also want them to realize how bad the things they are doing really are. You want to make sure that you also have other people there that have been affected by their negative behavior.
The more people that can vouch for this destructive behavior, and offer their support, the better. And, that is what an intervention should be about- supporting the person in need of someone stepping in and helping them get the help they need.
Don’t just tell them what they’ve done wrong though. You also want to be prepared to offer suggestions and solutions for ways they can get help. Bring in a doctor or a therapist. Share with them a list of treatment facilities. And be there to support them through their trials to get clean and live a healthier and safer life.