Addiction Intervention Guarantee
As in life, there are no guarantees, and at no time can addiction counselors, interventionists, therapists, doctors, psychiatrists and even lawyers guarantee successful outcomes with any certainty.
The only sure thing is: This will not work if you don’t try. What we offer is closure in knowing that you did everything you could to stop it.
An interventionist can’t guarantee that someone is going to accept help for two primary reasons: The first of these is the volatility and current state of the addict or alcoholic; the second is whether families are able to guarantee doing everything suggested of them to make the intervention a success.
In what other circumstances when treating a life-threating problem does one ask for a guarantee and then not try everything to help, even if there can be no guarantee? If you were charged with a serious crime, would you fail to retain counsel because there was no guarantee you would be spared from going to prison?
The whole purpose of the intervention is to educate and heal the family system that is broken, and to know you did everything you could to save your loved one.
The process of intervention is not about “what if they don’t accept help?” It should be about “what if we don’t try?”
For most families seeking a successful outcome, this is not their first attempt. We discuss those earlier efforts with clients and walk them through why they were unsuccessful. In just about every case, the family did little or nothing to change their behaviors, which enabled the addiction, and they could not get on the same page as to what to do.
If family members don’t change their behaviors, fail to hold their loved one accountable, and continue to provide comfort, things will inevitably stay the same.
What If They Say No and Refuse Help in the Intervention?