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Offer hope to a loved one who’s suffering

Sometimes it takes a loving intervention

  • Don’t wait for your loved one to “hit bottom” – do it now
  • Share the impact of the addiction using “I” statements (“When you use, I feel afraid”)
  • Be specific – discuss specific incidents, establish specific consequences if treatment isn’t sought (“If you don’t get help, I won’t live with you”)
  • Identify denials and objections ahead of time; prepare a response
  • Rehearse your intervention before the time comes
  • Set up treatment prior to intervention to eliminate delay/retreat
Interventions come in different shapes and sizes

Informal intervention

  • Simply a conversation with a loved one suffering addiction
  • Non-confrontational
  • Asking basic questions
  • Making gentle observations
  • Expressing heartfelt concerns

Formal intervention

  • Involves a professional trained in treating substance abuse
  • A gathering of important people in the loved one’s life
  • Often begins with a meeting of these important people with the professional for guidance, prior to bringing in the one suffering addiction

Effective interventions are not often the ambush/bait-and- switch type that we usually see on TV, which should be good news to most families. They are generally gentler (though still forceful), smoother, and might take place over a slightly longer timeframe (though longer than a few days can become less effective).

New patient intake begins with a thorough 90-minute, bio-psycho-social evaluation


The patient will sit down with an actual therapist &

review a complete history of mental health, addictions and what led up to them, psychological triggers, family and social environments, and establish the beginnings of a completely customized treatment plan.


The patient is given the opportunity to meet with a registered nurse

who will perform a physical assessment, create a medical chart, and establish baseline testing that will then continue throughout treatment. If the patient has current medical treatment from another facility, the Daylight Recovery medical team will coordinate care with their primary care provider.


The patient will be given the opportunity to meet with our onsite medical doctor

who will spend 45 minutes reviewing a comprehensive medical history, including factors beyond substance abuse, such as hormone balance, live function, and anxiety/depression. In this first visit, the doctor may prescribe medications useful in withdrawal, ambulatory detox, or tapering off of the abused substances.


After meeting with the therapist, nurse, and doctor,

the patient will walk away with an initial treatment plan, with goals and milestones and a weekly schedule for group therapy, individual therapy, and medical visits

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