How Alberta Interventions Lead to Long-Term Recovery

How Alberta Interventions Lead to Long-Term Recovery

What is an Intervention? Alberta

An intervention is a well-thought-out and structured plan, which can be executed by the loved ones of the person in need of the intervention. An intervention is at its best when planned in coordination with an intervention specialist (interventionist). During an intervention loved ones come together as a unit to inform your loved one about how their addiction affects everyone around them and guide them with the hopes of accepting treatment. 

The intervention: 

  • Shares specific scenarios of the addicted individuals behaviour where it has affected those around them. 
  • Lays out a well-thought-out, previously planned treatment plan, which clearly states the steps, goals, and guidelines. 
  • Explains what each person present at the intervention will do if treatment is not accepted by the individual being intervened on. 

Interventions in Alberta

Why can it take so long for an individual to get professional help? They refuse to admit that they have an addiction. Denial or perspective can veer on how someone determines how far gone they are in terms of their alcohol or substance abuse. A resolution to this denial is an intervention. Drug or alcohol interventions involve the addicted individual and their loved ones gathering to effectively share how this addiction has affected each of them. A successful intervention can change your loved ones life. You owe it to them to try to do whatever it takes to get them the help that they so desperately need. Interventions can result in the individual becoming defensive, this is why finding the right intervention specialist or recovery coach for your loved one can make all the difference on their journey to rehabilitation.

You are at the point where you have identified there is a problem, so where do you go from here? For those with any kind of addiction, the first step to beginning treatment and detox, is to first want help and agree to treatment. Opiates are often much stronger than an individual’s desire to recover, so the first thing that is often required is an intervention. An intervention allows everyone to get on the same page. Everyone, including family members, friends, the person who is addicted, and the hired interventionist. This is when the addiction treatment plan is explained, and the individual is presented with what their road to recovery will look like. We would then explain to the individual our plan and goals for their recovery at this point. 

What are opioids?

Opioids, like fentanyl, morphine, oxycodone, and hydromorphone; are medications that help relieve pain. However, opioids are also available illegally. Illegal opioids are any opioids that are made, shared, or sold illegally. The most common forms are; Codeine, Oxycodone, Methadone, Hydromorphone, and Fentanyl.

Opioids can be pharmaceutical-grade and prescribed by physicians and surgeons. Prescription opioids can end up for illegal sale on the street. These can be “cut: or tainted with other compounds, including fentanyl. 

What is Addiction? Alberta

Addiction is the compulsive need to use and abuse drugs and or other substances to feed a dependency developed by an individual’s drug and substance use. Substance abuse often co-occur with mental health issues known as concurrent disorders which affects the approach as to how an addiction can be treated and intervened on. 

How Does an Addiction Intervention Work in Alberta?

An intervention is a united gathering between family, colleagues, or friends which takes place in the presence of the addict, ideally with a professional addiction counsellor (or interventionist).

In Alberta, the interventionist will take a leadership role in the meeting and will help guide the flow of the discussion. This will ensure that pent-up emotions are kept at bay with everyone present. A professional intervention often means the addict will take the proceedings seriously from the start. This is another reason why it is ideal to have an intervention specialist present. The meeting aims to ensure the addict fully appreciates the health consequences of his or her addiction.

Why Are Interventions Important? Alberta

An intervention covers multiple areas that play a role in an individual’s addiction, where the goal of the intervention is to address the addition while remaining supportive of the individual so they can get the help they need. The intervention is an important part of someone’s journey to recovery because this is the point in time that helps individuals recognize the impact their addiction has had on them and their loved ones, highlighting the necessity for treatment. Without an intervention, those battling addiction will not be able to have the opportunity where professionals and loved ones intervene to break the cycle of their addiction. 

Interventions have demonstrated effectiveness to promote long-term addiction recovery, by allowing the opportunity for loved ones to be guided through effectively sharing how the addiction has impacted everyone in addiction to who is battling the addiction themselves. 

Interventions are the gateway to achieving long-term recovery, and this is because an intervention is the first step to your loved one seeking treatment. An intervention provides opportunities to instill hope, support, and change to everyone in the room. 

Finding the Right Interventionist, Alberta

Our interventions tailored based on lived experiences of our interventionists. We are licensed interventionists and addiction counsellors with lived experiences. At Andy Bhatti Interventions and Addiction Services, our interventionists have experienced and proven sobriety to be possible. We will be there for you, ready to take the steps in Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, and anywhere else in Alberta. 

Considering that our intervention professionals have fought addiction themselves, they have the capacity for understanding, empathizing, and motivational inspiration for the reassurance that sobriety is possible, and an intervention can be the first step to reaching that goal. 

If you are looking to plan an intervention for your loved one in Alberta, contact Andy Bhatti Interventions and Addiction Services. Our intervention services help save lives. 

Call us today and let us help you set up a treatment plan that has succeeded as the long-term goal, for someone you care for.

An intervention is not about how to control the substance user; it is about how to let go of believing you can. Our professional addiction therapists and interventionists work closely with families to reach a successful intervention. Our interventionist work all over Alberta. 


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