STRUCTURED INTERVENTION: is a process of presenting reality to an addicted individual by significant concerned and caring people in a receivable way. Those involved are armed with factual non-judgmental data about the drinking/using and specific treatment options or consequences.

This can be highly emotional for all involved and requires planning and education about the process to improve chances of success.


An initial meeting is set up with the principal members to discuss the problem and explain steps to be taken as well as determine participants and script preparation.


The second meeting is with all participants and explains the process and a practice run at doing the intervention. As part of this meeting a treatment course will be determined. A date for further preparation or the actual intervention time and location is set.


All participants are in attendance at least one hour before arrival of concerned individual. At this time any last concerns or preparation for any unforeseen outcomes are discussed.

Addicts in our lives show some of these behaviours; Withdraw socially, tardiness, moodiness, decrease in interests and hobbies, irritability, unreliable, unpredictable, financial problems, family problems, job losses, marital problems, isolating, increased accidents, increased negativity about work, criminal charges, chews gum or breath mints, improbable excuses, takes longer to do less, uneven work habits, missed deadlines, excessive sick days, irresponsible behaviour, missed birthdays or anniversaries, difficulty recalling mistakes, difficulty with instructions/procedures, violence, appearance slips, personal care slips,




Example: you forgot my birthday because of drinking ———————————————————————————————————- ———————————————————————————————————- ———————————————————————————————————- ———————————————————————————————————- ———————————————————————————————————- ———————————————————————————————————- FEELING STATEMENT:

Example: I feel or felt you did not love me. This made me hurt and angry “Like your drinking is more important than I am.” ———————————————————————————————————- ———————————————————————————————————- ———————————————————————————————————- ———————————————————————————————————- ———————————————————————————————————- ———————————————————————————————————- NEEDS AND CONSEQUENCES STATEMENT:

Example: I need you to go to for an counselling or go to a treatment center. If you do not I will not be spending time with you till you do. ———————————————————————————————————- ———————————————————————————————————- ———————————————————————————————————- ———————————————————————————————————- ———————————————————————————————————- ———————————————————————————————————-


I understand that in order for me to be a participating member of the family I must:

Successfully complete an assessment and if required attend and complete a treatment program.

Follow a monitored follow up program as designed by your counsellor

Make my recovery my primary responsibility

Submit to random drug testing

Develop recovery plan with counsellor

Abstain from the use of all mood altering chemicals

Signed______________________________ Date_______________

Witness ____________________________



I understand that in order for me to be gainfully employed I must:

Successfully complete an assessment and treatment program if required.

Follow a monitored recovery plan as determined by counsellor. Make recovery my primary responsibility in my life.

Submit to random drug testing.

Attend required follow up group and counselling.

Abstain from the use of any and all mood altering substances.

Signed______________________________ Date_______________

Witness ____________________________

Failure to comply will result in immediate loss of employment

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