Myths About Interventions

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Myths About Interventions

If they refuse treatment after the intervention, you've failed.

Interventions are considered a process not a single event. If your loved one refuses treatment it doesn't mean you have failed, instead you might have planted a seed that will blossom later.

Confronting your loved one only makes things worse!

Because shame and guilt often prevent people from opening up to family and friends, talking to your loved one about his/her problems as an intervention "team" helps break through the denial and is sometimes exactly what is needed to initiate discussion about them.

Interventions involve shouting and yelling and are very confrontational.

Confrontation doesn't have to involve yelling and shouting and if done correctly the intervention should be more about love than anger.