The Intervention Process with FRN

Does someone you love need an intervention? Does your family need a third-party mediator to help everyone, not just the addicted individual, find a healing solution?

At Foundations Recovery Network, we have a team solely dedicated to helping families connect with interventionists. We have relationships with seasoned professionals across the country who are committed to the long-term recovery of struggling individuals and their loved ones.

The Reality of an Intervention

There are many misconceptions out there about interventions, but the emotional scenes you see on reality TV bear little resemblance to the average intervention. The primary goal of this process is simply breaking down barriers to treatment and getting the addicted individual the help he or she needs.

Dealing with a love one’s addiction often leaves family and friends feeling defeated, angry or frustrated. They want to help but aren’t sure how to go about it, and their emotions can get in the way. That’s why it’s helpful to have an unbiased third party come in who can communicate clearly and factually, providing a professional opinion and helping present treatment options in a focused way without distractions.

At FRN, we work with a core group of professional interventionists hand-picked by us. They represent a variety of models, regions and price points, ensuring we have an interventionist that is just right for every situation. We regularly review the interventionists we work with to make sure our select group of pros continues to meet our high standards.

How the Process Works

We start by talking with you to determine the best clinical fit for your loved one before pairing you with an interventionist. There are three main areas we consider to do this:

We go through a rigorous question-and-answer session to discover which approach will be the best clinical fit for each patient. A profile is created based on the questions in discovery, and we use that to help us determine the interventionist who will have the best possibility of success. Factors considered may include gender, age and style or approach. Many interventionists also offer products in addition to intervention, so we determine early on if your loved one needs additional care and then make sure to pair them with someone who can provide that.
Unfortunately, intervention isn’t covered by insurance like treatment may be. Unchecked addiction is usually far more costly than getting help, though, taking its toll financially, personally, professionally and emotionally. We work with you to determine the level of financial support your family can provide and match you with an interventionist that fits your budget.
Often, by the time you contact us, the situation is dire and help is needed immediately. Our network of five-dozen interventionists allows us to connect you with someone in your region or who can get to you quickly. Each of our interventionists do travel and are willing to do so frequently, but using someone local can help cut costs or allow for the fastest possible response, which is why geography is a factor.

Intervention Models

There is more than just one type of intervention. The professionals in FRN’s network rely on a variety of proven models and methods. From invitational to systemic to a family approach, we use what we believe will work best for your loved one. Some models engage the entire family for a longer period; others focus on letting the individual have more control; some interventions may even go forward without the addicted individual being present.

A Family Affair

Intervention isn’t just for the addicted individual. In fact, intervention is usually only 10 percent for the individual and 90 percent for the family because professionals know that everyone has work to do during the treatment process. Codependent and enabling behaviors need to be addressed so that the loved one in treatment returns home to a family system that can help support rather than sabotage long-term sobriety.

Intervention: Just What You Never Knew You Needed

Most families or groups who go through an intervention weren’t seeking that out initially. Usually, people are simply at the end of their rope and desperate to get back loved ones they feel they are losing to addiction. While loved ones see the signs, the person who is abusing isn’t usually ready to admit they have a problem. That’s where intervention can come in, helping to remove barriers to treatment and give families a concrete plan for presenting the option to their loved one in a calm, professional manner.

Once a call comes in where intervention is determined to be a good fit, FRN’s intervention team is contacted and someone responds by phone within 45 minutes. That team member works with the caller to gather detailed information about their loved one’s situation and pairs them with the right interventionist.

Interventions are more common than you think. Anywhere from 10-20 percent of those who enter treatment do so as the result of an intervention. Those who do have a head start because the entire family goes into the treatment process with a better understanding of how it works and the role they can each play in a successful outcome.