Seek Help from an Intervention Specialist
Hold a Planning Meeting for all Participants to Prepare
Everyone needs to prepare what they are going to say. You need to write this down; you can do this in the form of a letter to read to the loved one or simply prepare notes. Make sure that you do not appear angry or judgmental. Let them know that you are concerned for their well-being and that this is because you love and care for them.
Know that you have to issue ultimatums and be willing to follow up with them. You have to be prepared in case your loved one attends the intervention and still chooses not to seek help for their addiction. Should this happen, you need to be ready to carry out whatever consequences you will give your loved one in a case like this. You have to make them understand that you can no longer continue enabling them in their addiction and that you do not condone their actions and activities. You cannot make idle threats and give them consequences that you do not intend to carry out. Doing so will only be defeating the purpose of the entire intervention.
Ready to Conduct the Intervention
Once you have made all of these preparations, you are ready to conduct your intervention. Do not go into the meeting tense and anxious. Try to remain calm and calmly talk to your loved one, but at the same time be firm and let them know that you are serious about them getting help for their addiction. Have your intervention specialist on hand to make sure the meeting goes as planned and hopefully, the specialist will escort your loved one to a rehabilitation center to get them on the path to recovery from addiction.