The interventionist is the individual who helps people suffering from addiction or unhealthy behaviors and their friends and family find an apprpriate solution. The solution may be to go to a formal treatment program, counseling, or 12 step group. The Interventionist helps the individual and family to accept treatment and recovery. The interventionist supports, educates, and provides guidance, direction and training, as well as the actual intervention and aftercare.
Primary objectives – One of the primary objectives of an Interventionist is to assist the family and support members confront a person in non-threatening way and to allow them to see how self-destructive behavior, and how it affects themselves, family and friends. The Intervention usually involves several people who are prepared to talk to a person who has been engaging in some sort of self-destructive behavior. In a clear and respectful way, they inform the person of factual information regarding his or her behavior and how it may have affected them. The immediate objective of an interventionist is for the person bent on self-destruction to listen and to accept help from all who care.