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It’s painful to have a loved one who is addicted to drugs and alcohol-especially if they’re in denial about their addiction, or refuse to get help. An intervention by family and friends can be one of the most effective ways to get someone into treatment. While deciding to intervene can be a difficult step to take, once it’s over you’ll feel a great sense of relief, knowing that your loved one is getting the help he or she needs.

It’s important to seek professional guidance before starting an intervention. There are professional interventionists who can help. Before hiring one, be sure to explain your situation thoroughly, and ask plenty of questions, including:

  • What is your educational background?
  • What kind of certification do you have?
  • What style or model of intervention do you use?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What treatment facilities are you familiar with?
  • Have you dealt with a situation like ours before?

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