How do I Know if an Intervention is Right for my Loved One?

As your loved one has continued down the path of addiction, you have been forced to stand by helplessly and watch as they destroy themselves and harm those around them. While you cannot force your loved one to choose sobriety over their continued substance use, there are behaviors you can change and choices you can make which make it more difficult for your loved one to continue their destructive substance abuse. One such action is the staging of an intervention, where you sit your loved one down and illustrate all the negative effects their substance abuse is having on those around them, as well as outlining consequences should they choose to continue this behavior. How do you know if this is a good option for your family’s situation?

First, if you find yourself enabling your loved one’s addiction, either by providing financial support or a home in which they reside and use their substance of choice, an intervention is an excellent tool when it comes to establishing and defending your boundaries. It is not healthy for you to feed into your loved one’s addiction, and it is certainly doing them no favors as they continue to spiral out of control. An intervention provides a setting for you to outline what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior in your home, as well as the consequences for not adhering to these standards of behavior. This often prompts the addict to admit defeat and seek help for their substance abuse, as without your continued support their habit is unsustainable.

Even if you are not enabling your loved one’s addiction, their behavior likely still has a strong negative impact on yours and the rest of your family’s mental health. Addicts are irrational beings, prone to violent mood swings and argumentative episodes. This behavior can easily lead to instability in your home and discord in your relationships as you struggle to cope with the maniac in your midst. Here again, an intervention provides a venue for you to voice these concerns as well as establish expectations when it comes to how your loved one communicates with you and other family members. When confronted with irrefutable evidence of the negative impact their addiction is having on their family, most addicts will accept the help being offered to them as they still love their family and do not wish them harm. An intervention can be a catalyst for your loved one to make the decision to seek sobriety and end their destructive behaviors.

You have likely spent months or years feeling helpless as you watch your loved one sink lower and lower in their addiction. It is true that an addict must accept help and admit they have a problem in order to achieve sobriety, but that process can be helped along by your taking certain steps. One of these steps is the planning and staging of an intervention for your loved one. At Evolutions, our Admissions Counselors are available day or night to help you pre-arrange your loved one’s admission to our facility, so there will be no delay between the intervention and their admittance to detox. Call us today at 833-818-3031 and let us help you restore peace to your family and sobriety to your loved one.


Evolutions is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center located in beautiful South Florida. Our holistic approach to addiction treatment centers around addressing and healing the underlying issues at the root of addiction, rather than merely medicating symptoms away.

Our treatment program includes individual and group-based therapy to help clients understand and manage their symptoms and emotions.

If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, alcoholism, or any co-occurring disorders please call us at (833) 818-3031 or visit