Addiction Intervention Services Invitation to Recovery: Life Changing for Everyone
"Invitation to Recovery" brings everyone together for recovery. But, why? You care about someone who is harmfully involved with drugs or alcohol. Because addiction is a disease of denial, your loved one may be unaware of all that is happening. We have all tried angry outbursts, nagging, threatening, crying, fixing and scolding in an effort to get the person to quit drinking or using. It just doesn’t work. It feels hopeless—as if nothing will ever change. But there is hope!
An intervention or "invitation to recovery" is an effective way to help the alcoholic/addict get help for their disease and a way for you to begin your own path to healing and recovery. It is a time where you—the important people in the user’s life—present reality in a loving and respectful manner and ask your loved one to begin their road to recovery. We provide intervention services for those in both Minnesota and North Dakota, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Dakota Health Insurance may cover your intervention work. Please check your member benefits.
3-Part Package: Full package cost is $1250 for a usual 10 hour process. Additional hours available for a fee. The head interventionist is a licensed professional counselor with years of intervention experience. A recovery coach--who has lived through addiction and into recovery--is also available to offer guidance from their lived-experience of hope.
Pre-Intervention Assessment: This is the initial group meeting with the intervention team including family feelings about doing an intervention and suitability of the loved one for an intervention. Discussion of possible solutions. Two hours, $250. Skype meetings can also be arranged.
Building the Team: The intervention team starts to meet and may include family members, friends, colleagues, etc. With guided professional help, family members can begin their own time of healing from years of pain and anger. Letters are written to the loved one and shared with each other before the intervention. An intervention is never guaranteed to produce a particular result--but it does move the family forward on their own path to strength and healing. . Truly invaluable and life-changing (just ask the hundreds of people who have used our services!). $750
The Intervention: This is the actual event where family and friends gather to read their letters to their loved one and encourage him/her to go to treatment or take action. The results are never guaranteed, but you can know you have done all you could. The family and interventionist can accompany the loved one to the treatment facility if the person agrees. $250 due before the intervention.
Behind the scenes: The interventionist is working with individual team members as needed by phone or in person, another team member is finding the right treatment and evaluation situation for the loved one, and Lost and Found Recovery Center is available for supportive materials and prayer. The intervention team is available for individual counseling and support after the intervention, too. We do not want anyone who needs our services to be denied them for lack of finances. Those blessed with more may wish to contribute more, and those who have less may request a scholarship. Call 218-287-2089 for more info.
Is now the time for an intervention? Intervention is the best way to make help available to those struggling with an addiction. Lost and Found Ministry helps 9 out of 10 of those intervened to go to treatment and have the opportunity to change their lives. If you ask yourself, “how much worse will it have to get before you are willing to act?,” you will probably realize that now is the time to take action. If your current situation has you concerned enough to explore this option, it’s time. If you are concerned about someone you love, nothing can be gained by waiting. Crises comes and crises go, but with the disease of addiction, we don’t get to choose the consequences our loved ones will face the next time.
Will doing an intervention make matters worse? No. Doing nothing only makes matters worse. Our interventionists recognize that a behavioral health crisis can be frightening, confusing and debilitating and that sometimes people just need to be rescued. We are here to help guide you through the entire process.
What happens before the actual intervention? You have spent years agonizing over your loved one’s substance abuse. To face the pain is intense and emotional—for all of you. Lost and Found prepares you so you can lovingly and respectfully confront your loved one’s addiction. You will experience a deep sense of relief and empowerment as you all work together to bring a new sense of life to the situation. You are no longer alone.
What success can I expect? With help from a professional interventionist at Lost and Found, 90% of those confronted agree to go for help. However there is no guarantee. No matter the outcome on that day, you will feel better knowing that you did all that you could.
What do you need from me? It may take several meetings to prepare. You can meet at Lost and Found offices, by Skype or phone, or in another safe place. You will have a rehearsal to prepare for the event itself. You make arrangements to get your loved one to the intervention. The counselor will work closely with you and a treatment center to make immediate arrangements for help for your loved one after the intervention.
What happens at the intervention? Surprisingly, the intervention itself does not take too long. You and your team come prepared, clearly say what you need to say, what you want to see happen, what you each will do if the person decides to continue with their use, and what you hope life will look like in recovery. If your loved one agrees to go to an evaluation, you can then take him to the agreed-upon center for the next step.
What happens after the intervention? You have just been through an emotional time. Lost and Found will walk with you through this part, too. This can be done as a group, in smaller numbers, or individually. We can also do this by Skype or phone—whatever works. This is a great time to review what you said to your loved one and make plans to work together towards a new life in recovery.
What is the role of the counselor and recovery coach?
Help family and friends determine if an intervention is appropriate.
Provide education on the disease of addiction and how it affects others.
Provide input on who should participate and who should not.
Help determine an appropriate treatment facility, taking into consideration insurance concerns.
Make arrangements for the addiction assessment.
Direct rehearsal, to include suggesting changes that might be needed in each individual’s delivery. Prepare for contingencies and assign roles.
Facilitate intervention, intervene as necessary.
Provide follow up support and aid with other issues that might arise.
Lost and Found Recovery Center understands the chaos and pain involved with chemical dependency and is here to help those lost in another’s addiction as well as help those who suffer from the disease. Family and friends are the counselor’s clients, and utmost care will be taken to assure their needs are addressed throughout this process.
“Being part of an intervention is an incredible act of love and courage.” —Beth Brantner