Addiction Intervention Services

You sat by and watched your loved one slowly fall into a substance abuse problem. What started as just a bad habit has developed into a full-blown addiction that needs immediate professional attention. Your loved one no longer acts or looks the same as they did before they became addicted. You may have already mentioned a few times they should get help for their addiction, but they ignored your suggestions. While you may be feeling hopeless, something you can do for your loved one is to utilize our drug intervention programs that will help them recognize their need for treatment.

What Is an Intervention?

A drug or alcohol intervention is a carefully planned process organized by the person’s family or friends under an intervention specialist’s guidance. During the intervention, the person’s loved ones gather to confront the individual about the repercussions of their drug use and ask them to accept drug or alcohol treatment. However, contrary to popular belief, a drug addiction intervention is not solely about getting the addict into rehab.

A good intervention should also focus on healing the family and loved ones. Unfortunately, this is often not the result when many people plan an intervention for a loved one. It is challenging to help a loved one struggling with addiction. Sometimes, a direct one-on-one conversation can help them take that first step toward recovery but remember, it is more common for people with addictions to struggle to realize how serious their problem is.

Instead, emotions can get in the way, and the environment can quickly become hostile. Feelings become hurt, the addict feels attacked, and nothing productive is accomplished. The best way to ensure an intervention goes smoothly is to seek professional intervention help.

Our Chicago Intervention Program

Services offered at intervention drug rehab centers are led by professional interventionists. With the guidance and assistance of a certified intervention professional, the family and the individual can start the healing process together. The family will be able to speak freely about how their loved one’s drug or alcohol use has affected them in the comfort of their own home.

When working with Banyan’s Chicago addiction treatment center, a professional interventionist will also work to keep the peace during the intervention while promoting education, support, and the creation of a recovery plan, as well. While your biggest concern may be to get your loved one into our partial hospitalization program in Chicago immediately, our addiction intervention services are designed to not only present the need for treatment but also to let your voice and concerns be heard.

Our Chicago drug intervention programs include:

  • An intervention held in the comfort of your own home or other safe space.
  • A pre-intervention meeting without the addict to go over the intervention strategy and boundaries
  • Addiction education for family and loved ones
  • The opportunity for the family and friends to speak up about how the addiction has affected them
  • Discussion on the best way to move forward for the family as a whole
  • The creation of a recovery plan for the addict that includes clear steps, goals, and guidelines


During a professional drug addiction intervention, substance abuse treatment is discussed, along with the consequences of not accepting treatment. Family and friends are encouraged to remind the individual what they will do if treatment is not received.

As difficult as this may sound, remember that addiction affects both the individual and their loved ones. It is a family disease in every sense of the word, so it is often necessary for the person’s friends and family to make clear what they will do if the person refuses treatment.

This may include asking them to live somewhere else or refusing to see them until they get better. While we do not allow the loved ones of the individual to point fingers or become argumentative, we believe it's important to make the repercussions of not choosing treatment clear to the person. It can be difficult both mentally and emotionally to do this, but it is crucial that you do not give up. There is a light at the end of this tunnel, and we will be with you every step of the way until you and your loved ones reach it.

Need to Find an Intervention Specialist?

At our Illinois drug rehab, we know that addiction is a family disease, so it is not just your addicted loved one who needs to heal from a substance abuse problem. Our Chicago interventions will give you your best chance of getting your addicted loved one the professional help they need to become sober and help your family move forward.

In addition to numerous addiction intervention resources, our rehab in Chicago also offers various levels of care for substance abuse treatment, ranging from inpatient to outpatient programs. We also provide family and couples therapy at our facility to help the loved ones of our patients heal from the impact addiction has had on them.

For more information about our rehab programs or addiction treatment specialists in Chicago, contact Banyan Treatment Centers today. Recovery is possible for everyone.

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