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May 20, 2020

How to Plan an Intervention During a Pandemic

Submitted by The Discovery Institute

It can be hard to confront someone about their harmful behaviors and lifestyle. Intervening to stop addiction in a loved one’s life is definitely a challenge. It can be even more difficult to plan and hold an intervention now, during one of the most frightening times our world has seen.

However, if you have a friend or family member who is struggling with addiction, now is actually the best time to help him or her.

“It is very likely that your loved one will feel less than ‘at ease’ when it comes to starting the recovery process,” Discovery Institute representatives said. “Beginning treatment for addiction can be a very challenging and even frightening experience for people who do not know what to expect. This is why we work to prepare our members for the treatment process.”

They added, “That is especially important now that we are dealing with the impact of COVID-19. Our staff is working very hard to make sure the facility is up to par as far as the coronavirus prevention guidelines are concerned. This may mean that our team and members alike may need to wear masks or be physically distant from one another.”

Since enrolling in a treatment facility may already be challenging for some people, these preventative measures could make the process even more difficult.

“That’s why we work to assure individuals as they come to our facility,” they said. “Our goal is to make the recovery as seamless and enjoyable as possible. So we strive to prepare each individual as they begin treatment, informing them of the safety measures we’re taking here at our facility. This allows people to feel more at ease in the midst of the abnormalities and uncertainties everyone is facing right now.”

Visit the Discovery Institute’s website to learn more and get the help you need in planning an intervention.