How Interventions Work

The staff at The Hull Institute helps families through the entire treatment process: preparation, conducting the intervention, escorting the person to the most appropriate treatment center, discharge planning and continued treatment upon returning home.

A typical intervention:

1. Someone in the family calls us to ask for help. (216) 407-6278.

2. Over the phone, we get an overview of the problem and set up a face-to-face meeting with all interested parties: kids, parents, spouse, employer, neighbors and whoever might be able to help. The person with the disease is not present or even aware of the meeting.

3. All in attendance have the opportunity to have their say about items such as how they see the problem, what they have tried so far, how they feel, what they think are the next steps, etc.

4. The interventionist pulls all the data together and facilitates an educational brainstorming session to identify the best method to intervene: how, when, where, with whom and what treatment center is best for your loved one.

5. After the meeting, the interventionist identifies the best treatment center for your family member needing help. Insurance coverage is assessed and arrangements are made with the most appropriate treatment center (travel, date of admission, medical clearance, etc).

6. The intervention takes place at an agreed upon time/location. The family member with the disease does not know of the meeting until he/she arrives and sees everyone who loves him/her sitting together, offering help.

7. The intervention is not about forcing the loved one into treatment or berating him/her for not taking care of the disease. Instead, interventions are about each person reading a prepared script offering concerns, fears, and love. Once everyone has read his/her prepared statement, the interventionist or family spokesperson lays out the treatment plan. While the loved one may initially resist, a plan is already in place to overcome all objections, and admission is already arranged.

In the end, interventions are very effective. While not 100%, with the proper planning and the most skilled interventionist, the loved one almost always gets to the proper treatment center. The interventionists at The Hull Institute will follow the person through the treatment center stay and work with the staff there for discharge planning and follow-up in order to maximize the potential for recovery long after returning home.

 

For help with this treatment process please contact us.