Intervention Planning is Key
The intervention process takes lots of planning and most of the work occurs well before the intervention itself. Travel to treatment is an important part of the intervention planning process and is typically a time of tension and hope. Planning travel to treatment should not be overlooked. This is another reason you may want to consider using a professional interventionist if you are considering getting help for an addicted loved-one.
When planning an intervention, Heartland Intervention works with the family to assure a quality intervention. That means putting together a team that will use love and hope to crack the barriers of denial, anger and fear. We provide our families with excellent treatment options designed to meet their needs. And we work with them to plan every aspect of the intervention including travel to the treatment center.
Treatment Travel Considerations
Families often ask if the interventionist should travel with a person to treatment. The answer varies case by case. Travel may mean driving across town or flying cross-country and several factors help determine who should take a person to treatment. What follows are the most common options when taking someone from the intervention to a treatment center.
While it may be surprising, most families choose a non-reactive family member to escort a person to treatment. This allows for a high degree of comfort and familiarity during a process that can be a little scary for everyone involved. Heartland Intervention is also happy to travel with a person from the intervention to treatment. While rare, some families prefer to have a trained sober companion travel. It often is a person who may be demographically (age, sex, substance of abuse) similar.
No matter who is taking a person to treatment, there are things to be aware of. While very rare, every interventionist has a story of a transport that didn’t go as planned. Again, these are uncommon and often can be avoided with proper planning. Boundaries and focus must be maintained.
If you have questions about intervention or the planning process, call Heartland Intervention, LLC at 877-752-8811. We are the choice for intervention services in Indiana and beyond. We look forward to working with your family if you have a loved one that struggles with drugs, alcohol or other addictive issues.