A drug interventionist is someone who, at the request of family members, will intervene into a situation where drug addiction has taken over someone’s life and their lives are in jeopardy. Urgent help is needed in that case and the family looks to the professional for help. The process is a structured and organized one and has to be planned out before being executed. It facilitates the members of the family, friends; possibly coworkers and the professional who is a trained individual in this type of situation.
The interventionist, while a professional, is also a person who should be caring and compassionate. Most of these professionals have experienced drug addict either personally or with their own family members. Their job is to try and motivate the drug addict to embrace treatment. Family members play a vital role in this intervention because their loved one is dependent on them to seek help. The reason for that is because the addict is in no condition to do it on his or her own. The family should understand that the interventionist is going to come in with the preface that the drug addiction is a disease that can take the person’s life so it is imperative that they get into treatment right away.