Choices to Make in Staging an Intervention

If you are staging an intervention for your drug or alcohol addicted loved one, you may feel quite a bit of pressure… and it’s no wonder. There are a lot of decisions to make before you even begin the stress of the event itself. The following are a few of the choices that are in front of you as well as some tips to help you get through it.

If you decide that staging an intervention on your own will be too overwhelming or if you have concerns that it will be as effective as you had hoped, you can hire a professional interventionist to help you. At The Canyon, our interventionists will help you plan the intervention as well as mediate the event itself and then accompany your loved one to treatment at its finish if they agree to go to rehab.

Contact us for more information.

Who To Invite

The people who come to the intervention will essentially set the tone. You want people in attendance who are loved and respected by the subject of the intervention and also people who care deeply about the outcome of the event (i.e., whether or not your loved one choose rehab). People who are passionate speak passionately and these words are all you have to convince your loved one that treatment is not only necessary but that the time to begin is now.

If your loved one respects the people speaking, he or she will be more inclined to get drug rehab help at the close of the intervention, the ultimate goal of the entire event.

When to Have It

It's important to understand when an intervention is necessary for your addicted loved one. If you or a loved one is in immediate crisis, legal trouble, health issues, family trauma, safety issues or money problems- then there should be an intervention.

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Of course, choosing the day and time will begin with the schedules of those attending. It may be impossible to accommodate everyone, so you may need to figure out who the most important attendees are and go from there.

Unless there is a major problem at work or with a family member, you should not choose a date and time based upon your loved one other than to choose a time when he or she will not expect the intervention.

It is not an ambush, but more than likely, if your loved one knows what awaits them, they will avoid an uncomfortable situation. Choose a time that is most convenient for you and the other participants and when your loved one would most likely be at the location for the event.

What to Say

Choose your words carefully. You are there because you feel emotional about your loved one and the state of their health at the moment, but you must keep it short and to the point, nonjudgmental, telling them that you are concerned about their health, their safety and their future and that you want them to get treatment. Follow up with a short example, something that happened due to their drug use that hurt you.

Rehab at The Canyon

At The Canyon, we offer both the services of a professional interventionist and a drug and alcohol rehab for your loved one at the close of the event.

If you have any questions, contact us.


Dear Friends,

On November 10, 2018, the Woolsey Fire destroyed The Canyon at Peace Park’s treatment facility. At this time, The Canyon at Peace Park is not accepting patients for any services. We arranged for the safe and seamless discharge or transition of all patients when we were forced to evacuate due to the fire.

For over 12 years, The Canyon at Peace Park has been privileged to provide integrated treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders to patients across the nation. Our main focus has always been on our patients and their success. We have served hundreds of patients and their families, providing exclusive treatment and services for a wide range of behavioral health and addiction issues.

Our trained, compassionate staff has been committed to delivering quality patient care with dignity and respect, with the goal of helping our patients return to their communities as healthier individuals. We are extremely proud of the sacrifices of those who worked every day, often under challenging circumstances, to positively impact our patients’ lives.

We thank the physicians and staff for their expertise and dedication in providing high quality, compassionate treatment and care to the patients we have served.

We look forward to carrying on The Canyon at Peace Park’s legacy through our outpatient locations in Santa Monica and Encino. Foundations Recovery Network also has other residential and outpatient facilities around the country offering the same high quality of service you’ve come to expect from us.

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The Canyon at Peace Park Leadership Team