1. Session One:
Initial introduction and handling of addict’s surprise or anger.
2. Session Two:
- Objective: To put the addict more at ease, receptive and ready to hear the remainder of the intervention.
The family letter reading is the foundation of the intervention, as well as the bulk of communication between the family and the addict.
3. Session Three:
- Objective: It draws the addict back into the family system and surrounds him with love, but also delivers a strong message.
The interventionist will begin to relate his story, probing for connection points or ruin patterns.
4. Session Four:
- Objective: To establish a connection between the interventionist and the addict to enable more effective communication.
Acknowledgement of problem by the addict, followed by an offering of a solution by the interventionist in the form of treatment.
5. Session Five:
- Objective: To slowly guide the addict into realizing the negative impacts of drugs or alcohol in his life, and getting him to be in a position where he will be more receptive to treatment.
Treatment rejection and objections handling.
- Objective: Making treatment more attractive and comfortable by handling each objection individually.
6. Session Six:
The Interventionist alternates between “good cop” and “bad cop” roles.
7. Session Seven:
- Objective: Make the drug and alcohol use less comfortable by “reality factoring” (r-factor) and treatment more comfortable of an option.
Gradient increase. The interventionist begins to slowly drop hints about bottom lines.
8. Session Eight:
- Objective: Allow the addict to begin to see the consequences of his choices.
Delivery of bottom lines.
Objective: Allowing the addict to understand how the family has set boundaries and refuses to be affected or contribute to the addiction any longer.