In many cases, it is the family or other loved ones that take notice of the substance abuser unusual behaviors. When the behavior has been there quite a long time already and is bothering other members of the family, or is destructive to the substance abuser himself, his wife, children, or other relations, a full intervention is needed. One Step has excellent intervention staffs that are willing to work out things with you and the substance abuser. The intervention may involve:
- Planning – it is when the family member/s decide on whether getting help or intervention for the addicted loved one, if the behavior is getting out of hand, or they want things to be clear within them
- Researching – is done about his degree of addiction, what he is addicted to, where his possible sources could be, his trigger, and what possible treatments would be necessary
- The Intervention Team – the group for the intervention session is formed which may include family members, best friends, and other loved ones. The date and venue for the intervention is set that is comfortable for everyone. It usually takes place at home
- Decisions on Possible Outcomes – in case the substance abuser agrees for treatment or not, decisions on that has to be thought of beforehand for a fluid intervention meeting. Example, other family members make the substance abuser move out of the house if he doesn’t quit; cut off allowance, etc
- The Meeting – the meeting is finally the time where the intervention occurs. Out staff would be there to facilitate the meeting with the substance abuser and his loved ones and that is when the situation will be confronted and each family member would speak out about his decision of the possible outcomes
A follow up is necessary after the intervention which the family members would hopefully help the substance abuser with. Changes in his lifestyle might be necessary. And certain precautions must be taken action of in case of a relapse.