Frequently Asked Questions About Intervention
Do you know someone who needs, but refuses help?
An intervention is a proven way to get your loved one the help they need. For more information regarding intervention please call 774- 313- 0662.
What is an intervention?
An intervention is a structured, well-planned meeting between the addicted person and the meaningful people in his or her life. With the help of a qualified intervention counselor, family members and friends present their concerns in a caring and non-judgmental manner to the loved one who is suffering from addiction.
The goal of every intervention is to help motivate the addicted person to enter treatment.
Do interventions work?
Most people enter treatment because of an intervention. The intervention may occur as a result of a problem on the job, a legal issue, financial difficulty, medical problems or the growing concern of family and friends.
The addicted person needs objective feedback about their addiction. An intervention is a safe and compassionate way to present this reality to the addicted person and urge them to enter treatment.
When should an intervention be done?
An intervention should be done as soon as a loved one’s drinking or drug use raises concern with family and friends. A person does not have to “hit bottom” or “lose everything” before getting help. An early intervention prevents more losses from occurring as the disease progresses.
What to Bring
See our Getting Started section
Gosnold provides structure to patients’ phone usage to insure that the focus remains on treatment. Thus, public telephones are activated during hours each day when there is no treatment activity. In an emergency, families may reach patients through a staff member, at 1-800-444-1554.
Visiting is permitted at the discretion of the patient’s counselor. Visitors must check in at the reception desk upon arrival. Visitors should not bring food, candy, soda, or gifts. Any packages of necessary items that you bring will first be checked by our staff.