Important questions and answers

1. Where will the intervention be held?

The intervention can be held at your location, on specified neutral ground or at our headquarters in Byron Bay, Australia.

2. How many people need to be there?

This will depend upon the situation at hand. A thorough assessment of the circumstances will determine who will need to attend.

3. How much will it cost?

We can be engaged to conduct a preliminary Initial Assessment of the situation to determine the type of intervention required and to provide initial support.  Initial Assessments are flexible and charged by the hour depending on the complexity of the situation.  Following an Initial Assessment, a fixed quote can be determined for any subsequent intervention services required. The cost of any subsequent interventions depends on the location of the intervention, the specific situation, and the number of people involved. Please call us for a no-obligation quote.

4. Who is going to support me/them?

There will be one intervention specialist supporting the client and another intervention specialist supporting the family/friends and colleagues involved. You will be informed and assisted every step of the way. At all times our intervention team will be there to answer any questions.

5. Will they be taken away?

There are many outcomes to an intervention and many options for treatment. There will always be the option of immediate treatment but this is not the central aim of the intervention. Rather, the intervention is focused upon identifying a range of possible pathways so that a person’s choice to enact his or her own journey towards recovery can be prioritised.

6. How long does an intervention take?

The intervention process can range from 2 – 3 half days depending on the circumstances.

7. What if the intervention does not work?

An intervention will always have an effect even though it may not be immediately apparent. When friends, family or colleagues are educated around the issues involved, the intervention client is naturally forced into seeking help.

8. As a family member do I need to get therapy during and after an intervention?

Naturally you will be assisted by our team during the intervention process but they will also assist in identifying your needs following the intervention.

9. When is the best time to have intervention?

The best time is immediately. A simple phone call is all that is needed and you will be guided through the process the entire way.

10. Does the person have to be sober/straight in order to do the intervention?

Obviously, sobriety will help establish the clarity of mind required to assess any problematic situation, however this may not always be a realistic expectation of the intervention client. Regardless we will work with the client at their own pace to get the best possible outcome.

11. What if my loved one does not want an intervention?

When someone is in need of intervention they are clearly unhappy or not coping in their lives. Our consultative process highlights how their lives can be improved, and clarifies in some circumstances, how family and loved ones can have a negative effect on the person in need. Through a short conversation we can inspire and motivate people to make positive changes in their life.

12. If the person is in the middle of court charges, will it help their case?

Yes very much so. Our intervention specialists have assisted in many legal situations, with positive outcomes

13. What if they won’t listen?

This is obviously a likely reality, but an intervention can still succeed as long as the people around an intervention client are educated and trained to confront manipulation/control issues at the heart of any situation requiring intervention. If the responses from loved ones suddenly become consistent and focused around the person’s need to seek recovery, this will naturally force the client to consider change whereupon a clear and simple process for that to occur will be ready when they are.