- To repair deteriorating relationships – when unhealthy relationship dynamics or drug and/or alcohol use spirals into dysfunction, families/friends and colleagues are often the first to experience confusion, frustration, helplessness and fear. If the problem remains untreated, things get worse. An intervention is often the first step taken to break the escalating cycle of despair and to prevent any further harm;
- To improve communication – transparent, honest communication can be difficult to achieve at the best of times, but in a crisis, heightened emotions make it more difficult to communicate effectively. Structured interventions help to re-establish healthy communication and help provide direction.
- To provide support and promote hope – Interventions specialists are trained to not only provide support for people in crisis but also to those around them. Where destructive or debilitating behaviours have eroded patience, dignity, and goodwill, a structured intervention can help reinstate hope for a brighter future.
Key features of an intervention