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What is an intervention?

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Last Updated: 05/15/2017 at 12:54am
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November 19th, 2014 5:17pm
A intervention is when family , friends or a service becomes involved in a situation in a persons life that's at risk
October 25th, 2014 2:59pm
An intervention is a deliberate process by which change is introduced into peoples' thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
October 26th, 2014 12:44pm
An occasion on which a person with an addiction or other behavioral problem is confronted by a group of friends or family members in an attempt to persuade them to address the issue
December 3rd, 2014 8:58pm
Its where loved ones come and talk you you in a group about their concerns for you! Normally done in a controlled environment!
December 16th, 2014 5:54pm
An intervention is when a group of concerned members, share their concerns with the individual they are concerned about.
December 21st, 2014 6:52pm
An intervention is a coming together of supportive people who wish to help an individual realize and change their negative actions intpo positive ones. An intervention can be very hard on both the one being set for help and the supporters who may meet the angry or denial based responses. The focus of the intervention may have specific targetted problem, but the focus needs to be on the support being created to help guide, support and follow through , no matter what. Often we hear about interventions being used for drugs and alcohol problems, but it can be for any issue posing harm to the one being intervened on or others around them.
December 23rd, 2014 6:59am
An intervention is a process of helping someone in denial to gently face reality with help from loved ones. The person with the problem can very well begin to accept his or her addiction out of love.
December 29th, 2014 3:29pm
It is a planned / structured approach, normally by people close to a person, in order to address and or provide support. Normally in the case that the person has some denial issues around the subject to be addressed.
January 2nd, 2015 11:49pm
To me an intervention is when your friends or family may have a sit down with you and discuss ways in which you may improve yourself. This is usually done in order to highlight an underlying issue for example if family members feel concerned for a loved ones drinking habits. On the other hand, an intervention can be totally self-motivated and you can give yourself one if you feel you need to make a change.
January 8th, 2015 3:14am
An Intervention in all of its many forms is an invitation for your loved one to seek treatment and find freedom from their addiction.
February 15th, 2016 6:00pm
An intervention is a situation in which a person is trying to help the other person to stop with their bad habbits. Habbits that hurt them. The best case scenario is intervening before the habbit has taken a toll on the said person.
November 12th, 2014 7:35pm
Stopping someone from finishing their statement. Usually results in annoyance for the victim (The person who is interrupted before finishing his statement)
June 14th, 2016 3:36pm
An intervention is a process where change is introduced into peoples feelings,thoughts and behaviour
May 15th, 2017 12:54am
An intervention is where a group of people (typically friends and/or family members) sit down with you and address an issue or set of issues that they are seeing you struggling with (ex: drug or alcohol abuse). This is normally done with the help of an intervention specialist that can guide the conversation and help both those concerned and the person the intervention is for feel comfortable and get their feelings out properly. They conclude with asking you if you'll take any help that is offered to you, or if you are willing to seek out help for yourself.