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Do interventions help?

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Last Updated: 04/11/2015 at 1:13pm
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Top Rated Answers
ChrisRabin
October 22nd, 2014 11:04pm
Depending on how they are handled. If its done in a small group, it'll be more effective. The person feels less judged
Anonymous
October 29th, 2014 12:16am
Yes, they are a very hard way to stop a person from doing something, but the end result is worth the pain.
SaraC13
October 31st, 2014 1:50pm
It depends on the context. Studies show drug/alcohol interventions with coerced or forced treatment help. But if you're talking about an intervention because your friend is dating a "bad" boy, sometimes cause more hurt than good.
CaitlinRose
November 17th, 2014 5:37am
They always help to an extent, as they give the addict an opportunity to learn about his/her addiction. It also helps the family to say their peace to their loved one. Therefore, even if interventions don't work out the way they are intended to, I believe that they always have a benefit.
kristinshere
December 6th, 2014 4:40pm
yes. they help the person in need of help know people care but are not willing to watch that person suffer anymore
MagicalSunrise72
December 16th, 2014 5:48pm
Yes I think they do help, because it show that there is a communal support for the individual in need.
BreAnna5
December 25th, 2014 12:41am
Interventions help based on the person and the situation. Different people have different ways of coping and taking in information.
Aliebug0630
December 29th, 2014 4:47am
Interventions can help in some cases. Sitting down and talking about the problem is a very head on way to do it .
KendallNichole
January 8th, 2015 3:15am
It always depends on the person, really! Some people can respond well to being intervened on, but others may not. I definitely think interventions can help if you let them!
Anonymous
March 15th, 2015 9:53am
I do believe that interventions help in various problems, provided that each situation is judged based on its own merits. A third point of view is more useful than one can imagine and realise at that time.
Anonymous
April 4th, 2015 6:06pm
no
LatteJoy
April 11th, 2015 1:13pm
Yes, they definitely do. After one stage when personal efforts don't suffice, interventions really have the potential to create a change. It also depends on the person and how they respond to the intervention.