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What is an Intervention?

An intervention is a structured method of assisting an individual who has resisted previous attempts by concerned others to get help for a drug or alcohol problem. The objective of an intervention is to confront a person in a non-threatening way and allow them to see their self-destructive behavior, and how it affects themselves, family and friends. A well-executed intervention is professionally facilitated by an interventionist: an individual with expertise in drug and alcohol counselling and specific training in the intervention process...

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Intervention Information

For years, I have been asked the question, “What is an Intervention?” With the introduction of A&E´s television show, “Intervention,”more people are being introduced to the theory of interventions. Interventions are not a new concept in fact Vernon Johnson developed the first model in the 1960's. The three models primarily used today include the Johnson, ARISE, and the Systemic Models...

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